Ccafternoons: My Pansy bottle and Old Bottle project- thoughts?

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I started with an Old Monk Rum bottle I was given ( I ask friends to save nice bottle s for me)

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q my pansy bottle and old bottle crafternoon project

And got all my supplies ready.  White glue, Polycrylic food coloring, paint brushed measuring cup and most importantly, Tea!

q my pansy bottle and old bottle crafternoon project

I mixed on tablespoon of white glue with some blue food colouring and stirred

q my pansy bottle and old bottle crafternoon project

Then I added more polycrylic - by the end I added about 1/8 of a cup

q my pansy bottle and old bottle crafternoon project

More blue, I wanted it dark when it dried.

q my pansy bottle and old bottle crafternoon project

and the end of the polycrylic- total 1/8 of a cup added.

q my pansy bottle and old bottle crafternoon project

because I knew I could not paint all 4 sides in one sitting, since it would have to be dry to lie on the already painted side. I put my mix in a small closable ( Philly cream cheese) container. then I started dabbing on my mix leaving the flat circular and square-ish  areas front and back in painted.

q my pansy bottle and old bottle crafternoon project

I used lots of the mix and covered the who container, except the 2 flat panels.

q my pansy bottle and old bottle crafternoon project

Wedged up to make sure the final side and bottom dry completely

q my pansy bottle and old bottle crafternoon project

I decided I wanted pansies on my bottle - and wanted them painted so you could see the ones on the opposite side.

q my pansy bottle and old bottle crafternoon project

Picking my pansy.. and using the same mix to form them.

q my pansy bottle and old bottle crafternoon project

Used white yellow and slightly darker blue acrylic paint to put the faces on my pansies.

q my pansy bottle and old bottle crafternoon project

Done!

q my pansy bottle and old bottle crafternoon project

My Pansy Bottle.
  6 answers
  • Teresa Teresa on Mar 19, 2017
    whoever changed my title spelled "Crafternoon" wrong! LOL

  • Carrie Stephens Carrie Stephens on Mar 20, 2017
    Very Pretty!

  • Nancy Gramm Nancy Gramm on Mar 20, 2017
    Beautifully done! I love how you did the pansies. Do you plan to use it for storage? I think white buttons would look terrific in it. It wouldn't allow viewing the painting front and back at the same time but it would make a great backdrop for the design. j.

    • Teresa Teresa on Mar 20, 2017
      thank you, I was thinking of using it in my bathroom for bath salts or bubble bath, because I love the colour!

  • Dee Dee on Mar 22, 2017
    Really nice, Teresa. My American Cousin and I did some bottles wrapped w/twine, and the bottle I had was similar. I didn't twine all the way around, I only covered the flat sections. I think now I may uncover and use your idea! I love to collect old bottles. Am in SK, what area of Canada are you?

    • Teresa Teresa on Mar 22, 2017
      Thank you Dee, I am in Wainwright, (east of Edmonton) less than an hour from the SK Border.

  • Georgia Neinas Georgia Neinas on Mar 24, 2017
    What a terrific looking bottle.

  • ROBIN ROBIN on Mar 24, 2017
    That is so beautiful!! I wish I could paint even a tiny bit as well as you. Your bottle is lovely. Great job.

    • Teresa Teresa on Mar 24, 2017
      Aww, Thank you so much Robin, your words are appreciated.