I have been seeing all the beautiful painted glass bottles and jars on the web recently and I am just in love with them! From mason jars that are tinted to old Avon bottles being chalk painted I am smitten.
As usual, I am late to the party, so by the time I started looking for glass to paint I was finding mostly old bud vases (boo!). After some diligent searching I finally landed some vases and an old perfume bottle that I wanted to try and paint.
All the vases came from my old standby, Goodwill. The two with yellow stickers vases were 1/2 off that day! Woo hoo. After several attempts I finally managed to get them painted. It was a little tougher than it looked to get the coverage I was looking for...and I did knock one off the table and break it (another trip to Goodwill required) but in the end I like how they turned out.
I love the sparkle of the paint on the perfume bottle.
The opalescent paint made the vine stand out on this vase.
I planned to display these on a shelf Wonder Hubby and I whipped up back last fall that was sitting empty. Of course the bottle were not enough to fill the shelf so I needed a little something else.
I had several canvases sitting around so I decided to play around with those. First step, I made a copy of the fabric covered canvas I blogged about here. I chose elements from the fabric and transferred those to the canvas by tracing them onto parchment paper (it was what I had laying around) then traced them onto the canvas.
At this point I decide I wanted a tone on tone canvas, so I dug out some dimensional paint (love this stuff!). I first used it for dimensional Easter eggs here.
This step takes a bit of time and a steady hand........so I had to work when I wasn't wired up on Co-cola or Coffee!
While working on the canvas I decided to add some dimension to a paper mache letter as well. Still not finished with it.....so where it will live is any one's guess.
After letting everything dry, I watered down some acrylic craft paint and "washed" the whole canvas. Once that was dry, I sanded the design lightly to reveal bits of the dimensional design.
I love the way it looks aged. My junk buddy saw it last week and commented that it looked like an old tin panel. Hmmmm...okay I like that.
I placed it on the shelf with the bottles I painted as well as an adorable lantern/candle from OTP. I absolutely love how calming this feels every time I look at it.
Thanks for stopping by and reading about my doodling adventure! Have a great week.
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