What a wonderful day I enjoyed yesterday; Buster and I had a leisurely and playful walk along the lake front, and later I dropped him back home to go get in a little craft "window shopping" -- didn't buy a thing!!! But it was a relaxing and a much enjoyed day!
Okay, I promised you a tutorial on how I did my vase, and it is easy!!! Although there are several pictures here, I'm walking you through it, but it's less than a 3-4 step process. Before we start, unfortunately, I only bought one vase at the dollar store, so I had to find something else to use and found this bottle as a demonstration sample:
Now let's get our supplies together and see what can we can do:
Okay, remember I was playing so I used whatever ink I had -- alcohol and/or distressed, and selected the colors I liked; grabbed some glitter, Glossy Accents to use as the adhesive for the jewelry on my bottle; some waxed paper to fit the lid of the container, a rubber band, and some beaded ribbon for the embellie. Let's go ...
Start by drizzling several colored inks in your desired colors around the rim of the container (note: you must work quickly as the ink dries pretty fast):
Using a rubberband, cover opening of lid:
Now have some fun!!! Or, are you mad? Take out some aggression...lol! Holding the container shake and tap it vigorously against the palm of your other hand while turning the container as you go; this will swirl and splatter the inks. You can add more ink and continue the shaking, tapping and turning until you have an effect you like.
Here's the effect I liked after 2 applications of ink:
Okay, so it doesn't look great right now, so let's add the magic: pour in about 1/4 teaspoons each of 2 different glitters in corresponding colors to the inks:
Cover the container again and secure with rubber band, then do the same shake, turn, and tap against your palm as you did with the ink. Now see what Ive got:
And doesn't this look amazing?!!! Here's where we can add our embellies! I'm going to use the bead ribbon:
The final step is optional: let the inside dry, then entirely cover the outside of the container (you should do this before adding the embellies), and spray the inside with a clear acrylic sealer.
Of course, you can't put water in it to hold real flowers but how pretty would even silk flowers look, or even dropping a battery operated candle on the inside. So many possibilities! Actually, I was using this bottle as a tutorial sample but I like how it came out, so I think I'm going to further embellish it.
I told you it was easy! Sure would like to see yours!!!
I'll be seeing you!