Well, looky here! I finally got my painted bottle project finished. As you know from yesterday, my first attempt was a big ‘ole fat FAIL. But I tried again…this time with spray primer first…and it worked out beautifully.
After I painted them, I wanted to do some sort of something on them to make them look old…or textured…or both. So I ended up using white spray paint to lightly mist the bottles, and then I followed that with a light splatter effect.
It almost gives the look of stone, and it also gives the bottles a beautiful texture. There’s no way to fully capture the texture on camera, but I’ve left this next picture in full size (sorry to those of you on dial-up and other slow connections!!) so that you can click on the picture and zoom in to see a close up of the texture. It’s one of my favorite techniques to use to antique metals…although I generally don’t use white paint to antique metals. So doing this with white paint was a first for me, but I really like the effect.
And as you can see, I also added little polymer clay flowers to the bottles. I made this using the same method I used for the polymer clay flower artwork, but this time I made the three different sizes of flowers and then layered them on top of each other to create a much fuller flower. Then I gave each flower a light paint wash in the bottle color, followed by spray paint mist/splatter technique.
I love how my little bottles turned out. I’ve been holding on to them for years, waiting for inspiration to hit, so when I saw Shannon’s beautiful painted bottle, that was the inspiration I needed. It just took me a little longer to get to the finish line than it took her (with my initial DIY fail), and I added my own twist to it.
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