Ever since I curated a collection of Sharpie projects for Looksi, I've been itching to play with a tribal print. The exact inspiration was this cellphone case made by the talented Denise at Unexpected Expectations.
My project started with this beautiful, oval-shaped jar procured after I put out a call on a neighborhood website asking for people's empties. This was the first one I received and I immediately fell in love with its shape.
When I made my original request, I thought I was going to be stenciling letters on the jars with my Sharpie Paint Pens. I quickly realized, however, that despite its inherent appeal, the oval shape was going to make lettering tricky. That's when I remembered the tribal print. It was a great choice because I knew that, unlike the lettering, a tribal print doesn't need to be "perfect." In fact, I wanted it to be a little wonky so it would look more... oh, I don't know... tribal, I guess.
But I didn't want it to be a hot mess either so I made a rough guide with these rubber bands in order to draw my horizontal lines around the perimeter of the glass.
|You can see that the rubber bands are not perfectly placed and that was by design.|
Then it was just a matter of deciding on my pattern and getting to work. (And yes, I did use the Sharpie Paint Pens. Get yours HERE.)
There's not much more to say beyond that. This is the finished product which I have filled with sushi rice. (Yes, sushi rice is its own special rice. And when a wife--hypothetically--uses her husband's specially-purchased sushi rice for say, some rice & beans, she might get in trouble. I'm happy to report that that will no longer be a problem now that the sushi rice has its own, special container.)