Batman vs Superman Jam Jar Craft

Back in February, I wrote a post on how to decorate jam jars which would be ideal for Valentines or a Wedding Day.  My favourite of these jars were the black chalkboard painted ones with the star and heart cut outs.

Back in February, I wrote a post on how to decorate jam jars ideal for Valentines or a Wedding Day, these jars all had hearts or love theme to them.  My favourite of these jars were the black chalkboard painted jars with the star and heart cut outs.

So I thought I would try something a little different... a little DC related....

Materials Used
* Masking Tape
* Templates (if you can't draw freehand.. like me!)
* Silver Sharpie
* Jars
* Chalkboard Spraypaint
* Toilet roll tubes

I used templates for the Superman and Batman logo as I'm no good at freehand - I leave that skill up to my partner (see his fabulously drawn TMNT head).  I printed the images and placed the tape over them and cut them out.

I used templates for the Superman and Batman logo as I'm no good a freehand - I leave that skill up to my partner (see his fabulously drawn TMNT head).  I printed the images and placed the tape over the images and cut them out.

Fiddly!

Once the tape was in place I spray painted the bottles.  I used toilet roll tubes to hold the jars and twist them whilst spraying and they also work as a holder whilst the paint is drying.  Wait 24 hours at least before picking off the labels - I didn't!  I am impatient!  The finish is far better if you wait.  Use a craft knife to pick off the tape and where necessary sharpen up the edges.

Once the tape was in place I spray painted the bottles.  I used toilet rolls to hold the jars and twist them whilst spraying and they also work as a holder whilst the paint in drying.  Wait 24 hours at least before picking off the labels - I didn't!  I am impatient!  The finish is far better if you wait.  Use a craft knife to pick off the tape and where necessary sharpen up the edges.

Picking off the Batman logo

The Sharpie is for giving the edges  a bit of....edge :-)

I liked the finish with the jars at the top of the page with the silver dots around the shapes so I did this for both Batman and Superman.  Because the Superman Logo is far more detailed than Batman I felt the jars were too small to get away with this look; I found this out too late obviously so rather than dots inside I just filled the black sections in.

The Sharpie is for giving the edges  a bit of....edge :-)  I liked the finish with the jars at the top of the page with the silver dots around the shapes so I did this for both Batman and Superman.  Because the Superman Logo is far more detailed than Batman I felt the jars were too small to get away with this look, I found this out too late obviously so rather than dots on the inside I just filled the black sections in.

It's not perfect by no means, and if I were to recreate this jar, I first of all would use a much larger jar so I could use a much larger image and I would also wait the 24 hours before touching the jar again!

Batman I thought came out rather well, and for that he wins this round!

It's not perfect by no means, and if I was to recreate this jar I, first of all, would use a much larger jar so I could use a much larger image and I would also wait the 24 hours before touching the jar again!

I do love chalkboard paint and forgot how much fun I have with it, so now I'm looking around the house again to see what else needs a facelift.......



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