Friday, June 24, 2016

Guest Designer for Eileen Hull

I cannot express how badly I feel about this ...
I received a nasty test message from a women tonight accusing me of stealing her friends design for the Captured Fairy Jar and blocked me from responding to her message.  I want to try and set the record straight .... I did not copy her design, having seen it now I will agree it is very similar in design and I will add her link to my project for that reason.   I didn't realize only one person can have a original idea and anyone else making something similar was stealing.   My deepest apologies if this has created any problems for Eileen Hull Designs.

I am so excited about this and
really honored that Eileen Hull of Eileen Hull Designs
has asked me to be her
Guest Designer this week.

Before we get started I would like to introduce myself, My name is Doris Santore (Aunt Doe)
I currently live in Albany, New York.  Some of my favorite things to enjoy are sewing, crocheting, reading, traveling and creating beautiful things for my family and friends. 
I have my grandmother and my Aunt Ann to thank for my love of crafting they were both
very talented ladies that taught me the love of creating from the heart.
I love being able to make things and sharing with others and right now I would like to share with you

The project I have decided to share with you is my version of a Captured Fairy Jar…. the designer of the original jar is Nichola Battilana. Here’s the link to her Fairy Jar which may be seen at Pixie Hill!

Supplies Needed:

Glue Rangers Inkssentials Glue n’ Seal (for applying tissue and glitter to the jar)

Beacons 3-IN-1 (for gluing flowers to jar)

Twinklets Diamond Dust

Sizzix Dies by Eileen Hull 

       Flower – Romance

       Flower – Heart & Soul

       Leaves -  Spring

Die Cutting Machine

Tissue Paper

Battery operated Tea Light

Quart Jar

Foam Brush or 1” soft paint brush

Note: you can also use watered down Elmer’s Glue or any brand of white glue you have as long as it dries clear.

Getting Started:

With any brand of black paint, paint your fairies and set aside to dry.

The Fairies I am using are from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts .  They come in small, medium and large and are precision cut from .030 chip board. I used the large size Fairies for this project. 
Note: They can be cut from black card stock or vinyl if you have the a Cricut or the Silhouette Cutting  Machines.

Measure the height and circumference of the jar you are using.

Fold Tissue Paper and cut to size … my jar measured 6” x 13” you will want to add approximately ¼” overlap in the back, so cut size would be 6" x 13 1/4". 

Note:  It is easier to work with the tissue paper cut to approximate size of the jar.  


Once you have your tissue paper cut you can then take your glue and start applying it to the jar one section at a time.  Carefully line the paper up with the top and bottom of the jar and lightly press it to the jar being careful not to rip the tissue paper. Continue this step around the jar.  Apply the glue to under and top sides of the overlap on the back side of jar.  Gently hug the top of the jar to make sure all tissue paper is glued down and also do this on the bottom.  Add more glue if needed. Turn jar upside down and set aside to dry.  
Note: the tissue paper will rip easily so be gentle when doing this step of the project.

Once the glue is dry you can apply a light coat of glue then sprinkle with glitter where you would like it to sparkle.  I added a light coat all over the jar so it has lots of sparkle.

Sizzix Dies / Eileen Hull’s Flower Collection

       Flower – Romance

       Flower – Heart & Soul

       Leaves -  Spring

I used light and dark pink tissue paper to make the big pink flower a button for center and pipe cleaner for the stem which I left long and curled.

Coffee Filters were used to make the white flower, pink button for center and pipe cleaner for the stem which I left long and curled.

Card Stock and pink tissue paper was used for the center pink flower with a gem brad holding it together.

The last two flowers are made from decorative cupcake liners and tissue paper I layered them to get the look I wanted and used a gem brad to hold them together.

Now it’s time to decorate the jar.  Using Eileen Hull’s newest dies from The Flower Collection by Sizzix and are available for purchased thru Sizzix’s website  Click on Menu and choose Designer Eileen Hull for these and more of her dies.

I made several flowers using coffee filters, tissue paper, card stock and even paper cupcake holders, I mixed all these different papers together and layered them until I got the look I was after.

For more information and directions on making Eileen’s beautiful flowers please go to Eileen Hull Paper Flower Tutorials at
She explains how to go about making these flowers and all the different materials you can use to make you own beautiful flowers in her SIZZIX PAPER FLOWER ONLINE PARTY.

Once your jar is dry and your flowers are made, it’s time to start embellishing. Choose the fairy or fairies you want to capture, place a few drops of glue on the painted side of the fairy and place in jar and hold against the glass so it adheres. You can add moss to the bottom of the jar at this point and then add your light source.  I glued some twine around the neck of the jar to hide the top of the tissue paper, glue flowers to the outside of your jar along with some leaves. I also added Washi Tape to the cover of the jar.  I decided to add a third Fairy on the lid and glued both her and a flower to the lid.  The amount of embellishments you used is up to you.

My completed Captured Fairy Jar:

I did notice that the Washi tape started lifting at the top edge of the lid
so I went back and coated it with a white glue to seal the edges.

When placing your flowers be sure not to hide the image of the
fairies.  Place your light source in the jar first to help illuminate them.

I hope you have enjoyed this project as much as I enjoyed making it and bringing it to you.  A special thank you to Eileen Hull for having me as her Guest Designer this week.  Please visit Eileen’s Blog for more ideas on how to make and use her beautiful flower dies. And don’t forget to turn into her weekly live chat of the Sizzix Paper Flower Party Tuesday nights  6-6:45.