Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Decorating slumped wine bottles

Well - other than the bottles I have slumped on my ceramic pattern -  I have a few clear ones I want to do something with

The green ones I'll probably sandblast/etch some patterns on but I decided I wanted to use an old technique I used to used -  with Delta Perm enamels - a sea sponge (I had to use a new one - I cant find my 20 year old favorite sponge - its around here somewhere )   - it's reverse faux painting -  where you sponge onto the back in reverse order to get a nice granite type look - I used to do a lot of clear glass plates like this - I also did my whole desk at work  like this and a big dining room round glass table a long time ago

the first one was done last night came out ok - I still have to decorate the handle - which I think I'll make some lampwork grapes and attach with wire

but here is the first one - black/white/teal and silver background
these are work in process as I need to finish the back 
same but with just black /white teal - no background yet - this bottle was sort of dull on the back almost like a etch - it was alos a bottle that had color but it burned out or maybe it was just a surface treatment as decoration

not pleased with the black/white  red - the pic does not do it justice but then again until the background silver is applied it looks transparent 



2 comments:

  1. I like the teal one better too. Can't wait to see it finished. You mentioned canning jars in your earlier post. Ha...I have dozens of them under the house! I've seen them slumped on other sites and they don't look bad. But I prefer the wine bottles. Keep visiting those bars for freebies!!

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  2. LOL if only - so nothing in the kiln tonight my daughter says she has a box of bottles for me from her boyfriends parents - so hope to be busy - this weekend after I close the pool for the season

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