Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Thankful


I found this lovely idea today (at Avery and Anderson), and just had to.



Instead of acrylic paints, I used our temperas, mixing my own colors.
note:  after a couple of days, the paint slid, so if you're setting these with light behind them, and want opaque,
you might want to commit to acrylics!


Just pour the mixed paint into your bottles, and shake them and roll them to distribute the paint well.



If you have a go at it yourself, I suggest you make a bit extra (of your custom colors) for a second coating in case you need it.  You can always use it for another project if your bottle doesn't need it!


So, so, so pretty.

A lovely bit to start a month of gratitude.

♥   ♥   ♥

This post goes to Friday's Nature Table at The Magic Onions on November 4, 2011.
And here to Saturday's Artist on Saturday, November 5.

18 comments:

  1. OH WOW! I love them! They turned out amazing! the berries are awesome--love all your textures! fabulousness and thanks for sharing :)

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  2. Thank you, Kate! It was a wonderful idea you had! :)

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  3. So gorgeous! I absolutely love them!!

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  4. Love that! I am going to need to steal it (ya know it is the highest form of flattery!)

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  5. They came out wonderful!
    Blessings,
    Dawn

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  6. SO pretty! The girls made ornaments that way at our homeschool group's Christmas party last year, but I've never seen it on such a large scale. I really like how it turned out!

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  7. Thanks so much for telling me about the site with Ellis Island on it. My kids loved it and I have never explored that site. It looks like tons of fun.
    Blessings,
    Dawn

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  8. You're very welcome, Dawn! :)

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  9. Very sweet. They look great.

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  10. What a wonderful decorative craft for Thanksgiving! Turned out great!

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  11. Great idea! We are going to do the same thing for christmas ornaments! I was going to go buy acrylic paint for it, but it looks like the tempera paint worked really well.

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  12. I think those look wonderful! Our bottles here are not quite so fancy, but I think we might give it a try anyway. What to spell...

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  13. so very pretty! i especially love the materials you used for the letters (those berries! beauty!)

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  14. estas botellas son una maravilla, those bottles are wonderfull, very nice, congratulation.

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  15. I love these! I may have to try this myself :)

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Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts!