Do you keep scores of recycled glass jars and bottles, wondering what to do with them? There are so many adorable ideas for recycling these days, its's no wonder we can't seem to part with normally discarded items such as these emptied, cleaned out and decorated wine bottles.
Lately, Ive been experimenting with DecoArt's Gloss Enamels. These paints, perfecy for painting on glass comes in a variety of finishes 3D Gloss Enamels, an opaque finish that has a raised effect because it has a precision nozzle but like regular brush on Gloss enamel is opaque.These paints are suitable for multiple purposes and adheres to glass, wood, papier maché, plaster, resin, ceramics, and many other craft surfaces. It can be baked at 325°F for 30 minutes for a dishwasher-safe finish. For those of you that prefer a more transparent effect on glass, for instance, check out Crystal Gloss Enamels, 3D Gloss Enamels or Crystal Gloss Enamels Glitter.
For these bottles, I brushed on Gloss enamels in Bright Orange and Calypso Blue. Once I had several coats on the bottle in the desired opaque finish, I baked them according to the manufacturer's instructions to cure the paint.
To add the chalkboard paint to the bottle, I used DecoArt's Chalkboard Paint for glass and a 1" brush to paint inside the traced rectangle. It will take more than one coat to get a nice opaque covered here.
While my paint was drying between coats, I used a push mold and white Sculpey III to form several leaves and flowers. I baked the pieces according to the manufacturer's instructions and let them cool.
Finally, I added some hemp from Hemptique to the neck of the bottles, wrapping around several times and securing with tacky glue.
Switch the messages out depending on whatever sentiment inspires you or with the changing of the seasons. These colors will be suitable through Spring, Summer and well into Fall.
Hope you enjoyed this idea from Mel Designs!
Live Life Creatively,