There is still time to join this month's Mixed Media Monthly challenge......."RUSTIC"
I'm sharing something I made last spring, and never shared, after watching a video.................please don't ask me which one..............it's been too long ago...LOL!
The video was about painting Mason jars, and other glass containers. Well, I didn't have any glass containers, and my Mason jars are kept for other things......BUT I did have a few beer bottles! Yes, that is my Hubby's preferred drink after juice and water. *grin* This whole project was just to see if different "things" worked, as I was really thinking of using some wine bottles for this.......those are still in the very beginning stages.....LOL!
I cleaned the bottles and made sure to get all the labels off first. I used a cream colored chalk paint as a base coat. Once that was really dry, I took a stencil and modeling paste and made some flowers....wondering if it would stay on there. Once the paste was dry I glued some lace around the top and around the bottom..........and let it all dry over night. The next step was to coat everything with Gesso and let THAT dry................then the fun part. For this bottle ( I made thee of them...all different) I used diluted acrylic paint and started brushing it on and wiping it off to show the details. I also dripped a little ink here and there ( see the last photo). They were sealed with an acrylic spray.
The back of the bottle to show the flowers went all the way around, and some of the ink color.
This was super fun to do, and as I said, I did three of them. I added crackle and some heavy crackle paste to the others and they came out totally different.
This bottle shows some of the crackle and a couple places I picked it off.
And what am I doing with these bottles now?? Well, they sit in the windowsill of our craft/office room. One holds felt mustaches for fun photos and one has bottle tags on it along with the USB cable for my camera............and the blue (not sown in this post) is just sitting there being different.
As for the wine bottles......like I said they are still sitting here in the very first stages.
There is still six more days you can enter this challenge, so make sure you check it out.