I’ve been able to create a tutorial to share on how to color a jar. This tutorial uses the Atlas Jar from Whimsy Stamps plus a few more elements from the Polka Dot Pals line that fill the jars. This is the smaller of the two jars available at Whimsy Stamps, the other is Mason Jar and is large enough to fit a character inside.
There’s a lot of tips so you can get the CliffNotes version and look at the pictures or stick with me and read the unabridged version. I’ll be posting cards I’ve made with these on different days.
Important things to keep in mind – I found that the jar concept can be simplified, which is what I’m showing here, but this is just the beginning. I think that creating different shapes around the edges with shadows and highlights adds visual interest and makes each jar unique. Adding colors around the edges too also makes them fun. So once you get the concept down, be sure to experiment with each new jar that you color.
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Post-It Notes Cover Up Tape 1-Line
Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen
Atlas Jar (jar and grassy tuft)
Polka Dot Pals Atlas (grumpy cloud and rainbow face)
Polka Dot Pals Raden (fox)
Polka Dot Pals Imogen (mushroom and worm)
0, N1, 2, 3, 5, 8
BG10, 11, 23
E13, 07, 18, 19
R01, 02, 05, 12, 29
YG00, 11, 23, 21, 13, 17, 67
W0, 1, 3, 4, 5, 7