Bella! in Blue Feline Votive

Bella! in Blue Feline Votive

This glass votive is etched, embellished and painted by hand and patterned after my design “Bella!”. It’s made from a repurposed stuffed olive jar 2” round and 6″ tall and comes with an LED tea light. Price includes shipping.


Bella! in Blue Feline Votive

Bella! in Blue Feline Votive

On this jar I etched the entire outside of the jar to better diffuse the light from the candle, brushed the inside of the jar with blue alcohol ink thinned with rubbing alcohol, then painted Bella on the outside. Her eyes are painted green but the yellow of the candle kind of overrules that.

Images of the sides and back:

I used alcohol ink on the inside and I’ve found it can be easily wiped but not scrubbed, and I’m not sure how it would react to an actual flame. For this reason I am selling these with an LED tea light so you won’t need to worry about scrubbing off wax or blackening from the candle.

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Bella! Tote bag.

Bella! Tote bag.

O.M.Geeeee! It’s Bella! On a bag with green button eyes just like her big round eyes! Bella, in silhouette, is stenciled at the bottom of a bag and with just big blue-green eyes that are two-hole buttons sewn on with black thread.

You can read more about the art in Bella! Tote Bag.

ABOUT MY HANDMADE REPURPOSED CONDIMENT, PICKLE AND PRESERVE JAR VOTIVES

I see things others might recycle or throw away as creative possibilities. I save jars and use a fair number around the house for storage and for projects in my studio and recycle the rest. For years I’ve considered ways to make votives with my artwork just like the ones I’ve received as gifts and began saving the more interesting small jars I had for a someday project, including jars from relish and mustard, jelly and preserves, olives, jalapeños and other pickled items, salsa and other sauces, and more. Each one has its own unique quality and inspiration for me.

When summer came along and I set up my deck with all my varied votives I knew I’d found the project for those jars. I knew I wanted to both etch the glass and paint a design on it somehow, and found alcohol inks, which adhere to glass. On some jars I etched the entire outside of the jar to better diffuse the light from the candle, painted the inside of the jar with the color patterned background, then painted a figure or design on the outside. On others I etched the inside and painted my design on the outside, and on some I’ve done a combination of both.

OTHER VOTIVES

Find other votives featuring cats, butterflies, flowers, nature and wildlife in my Handmade Gifts Gallery or search “votives”.

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