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I started out with these pretty glass bottles. Never mind the orange one in the back. That’s my DIY fail from yesterday.
I gave them an even coat of spray primer. I used Zinsser Cover Stain spray primer for these.
Next I gave each bottle two coats of paint. For the orange one, I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, and for the other two, I used Martha Stewart craft paint. They both worked well on primed bottles.
After the bottles were dry, I gave them a very light sanding for an aged look. I can’t stress enough…very light sanding. I applied almost no pressure at all.
Now to get my speckled look, I used white spray paint. I held the spray paint about three feet from the glass bottle, and sprayed in short bursts towards the bottle. I pressed the spray button all the way down, so that I was getting full bursts of spray paint.
To get the small splatters, I held the spray paint again about three feet from the bottle, but this time rather than holding the spray button down completely, I pressed the button slowly just until I heard the air barely seeping out. That creates bigger dots of paint.
While my bottles were drying, I made three flowers out of polymer clay. I made them the same way I made the flowers for the polymer clay flower wall art, but this time I layered the three different sizes of flowers to create larger, fuller flowers.
After the flowers were baked and completely cooled, I gave each one of them a coat of slightly watered down paint, and then I used a wet finger to wipe the paint off of the edges of the petals. This gave a pretty watercolor effect.
Then I gave each of the flowers the same spray paint mist/splatter effect. *Be sure that the flowers are completely dry before attaching them!!! I was a bit too hasty, and the water ran down on the green flower and made the paint look splotchy. Just be patient and let them dry completely…maybe even overnight.
Then I attached the flowers with my trusty hot glue gun.
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Addicted 2 Decorating is where I share my DIY and decorating journey as I remodel and decorate the 1948 fixer upper that my husband, Matt, and I bought in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do physical work, so I do the majority of the work on the house by myself. You can learn more about me here.
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