Lately I've been making art bottles since it's been awhile since i made any. Someone ordered a bottle after seeing this one on Facebook.
I'm flattered when someone loves one of my pieces so much they want one just like it, but it sends me into a creative tailspin!
I cannot duplicate anything! Everything I use on bottles is old, and very rarely do I have more than one. Also, each bottle is a unique size and shape. Even if I had identical supplies I'm not in the same head space I was back then.
So I do my best to copy the concept and vision.
I'm off to my scattered treasures in search of the one thing that says YES and inspires me.
It's an arduous task that takes hours, sometimes weeks! Trying one thing after another, getting frustrated, sitting it aside, then beginning again.
If I'm using an old image on a bottle I like to paint it on both sides with resin. I like the texture, it protects the image and I find the glossy finish really pops against the low color base it sits on.
I use solder as an embellishment but I never solder components onto the bottle. Instead I use Glass, Metal & More. I love this glue. If Tacky Glue wont hold it this is what I use. I buy mine from Amazon.
Finally the it all starts coming together.
I'm really pleased with this one. It's simple & clean, like Spring!
This is the finished piece for my loyal friend and customer Mary. I think she'll be happy.
If your interested in buying one of my Art Bottles I sell them in my Etsy shop.