Welcome back from the weekend. To start your week off we wanted to share with you this amazing project designed by Julie Lewis. Create these thanks giving painted bottles. They are a beautiful statement for your mantel or holiday table. This collection of recycled bottles are given a a new purpose with FolkArt® Enamels™ paint and an elegant alphabet stencil. A touch of glitter on simple jute trim adds the final touch. So easy to create!…Here is all you will need:
FolkArt® Enamels™ Paint – 4005 Autumn Leaves, 4014 Burnt Sienna, 4015 Yellow Ochre, 4032 Licorice, 4119 Yellow Citron, 4121 Forest Moss, 4140 Aqua, FolkArt® Extreme Glitter – 2786 Gold, Stencil Decor® – 27751` Victorian Alphabet Upper Case
Assorted bottles, Glue, Toothpicks, Round brush, Daubers/Spouncers, Scissors, Rubbing alcohol, Wax paper, Paper towels, Foam plates
Assemble your supplies. Thoroughly wash your bottles with mild soap and water. Wipe with rubbing alcohol to remove any residue.
Arrange your bottles in the size order you prefer as well as color order.
Apply enamels paint with spouncer in a uniform coat. Allow to dry before applying additional coats.
Apply paint to all bottles and let dry.
Here are your bottles with three coats of paint and ready to be stenciled!
I found it easier to cut my stencil apart so the letters would lay better on the bottles. I also used my paint bottles to secure the bottle while applying paint so it wouldn’t roll. One tip is to lay your painted bottle on a sheet of wax paper. Your paint will not be fully cured and it will not stick to the wax paper. Apply Black with dauber.
Here they are….
For a more finished look, take your liner brush and paint in the spaces called bridges on your letters.
Using a toothpick, apply glue to the neck or the bottle and begin wrapping jute around the neck. Apply glue in several places as you wrap to secure the jute.
Pour some Gold Extreme Glitter onto a foam plate and apply to jute wrapped neck with a round brush. Brush on until you achieve your desired amount of glitter.
Where glitter is concerned…I believe more is better!
Here are your finished bottles! Air cure paint referring to bottle instructions. Leave them empty for a simple statement or fill with touches of Fall…Thanks!