DIY – Painted Glass Bottles With Polymer Clay Flowers

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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  1. says

    Craft WIN! Those are so super cute, LOVE the textured look. It has so much depth. And the flowers are super darling. I have never tried using clay. It looks fun :)

    Pretty ~ Pretty !!!!

  2. says

    I really don’t understand how glass can look so much like stone. You definitely knew what you were doing here. It’s awesome. I loved it and will try it only if I had some pretty glass bottles. Pop over and see me sometime.

  3. says

    Second attempt is awesome! And cool knowing how you got that textured-stone-feeling. I had to scroll back up to figure out those bottles had perfect places already there waiting for your flowers. If I hadn’t seen the whole thing I’d have guessed those were part of the original bottles.

  4. says

    What a great look …. so glad to see that the primer worked for you and that you kept at it :) Great flowers too! really added to the look.

  5. says

    These are so cute! Good to know I am not the only one that keeps random bottles (and other stuff) that I am not exactly sure how to use…but know one day I will fin the perfect inspiration to make them something special!

  6. says

    These are gorgeous!! I want to try this project with my daughter. She starts kindergarten in the fall and loves making things! I’ll be sure to come back here and have a second look at yours for inspiration :) Great job!

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