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« on: September 16, 2006 03:38:39 PM »

These are so much fun to make it's addictive.  All i did was take clear & empty glass bottles, squirt acrylic paint inside, replace the cap, and SHAKE!

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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2006 03:52:05 PM »

ooh i really like the big one!

ive been wanting to do this for quite a while, not with glass bottles but with something else clear. havent quite decided what haha.

very nice
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2006 04:51:40 PM »

That's pretty darn sweet. I have to agree that the big one is awesome.
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2006 05:17:56 PM »

wow thats a great idea! i have so many empty bottles i collect, now i have something to do with them, oh and i love your quote longstory..
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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2006 05:25:19 PM »

Thank you so much!
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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2006 07:09:31 PM »

those look really cool. my mom and i did that a few years back with those clear glass chrstmas tree bulbs.
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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2006 08:20:50 PM »

so i finally got around to trying this tonight... how did you get that big one to look so nice? haha it was much more difficult than i thought. any tips you might consider giving?

i used a glass coke bottle, so i had a narrow neck and then it got wide and then it narrowed a bit towards the bottom, and the bottom flared out a bit. this made it difficult to squirt paint into it. i mixed up a lovely batch of turqoise first, then poured it in, then squirted some blue and white and black, put on the cap and gave it a shake. it basically turned out all turqoiuse. so i added a bit of water to thin it, didnt help. i poured the paint back into a cup, rinsed out the bottle, then tried squirting the white and blue and black into the cup of turqoise and mixing it just slightly. it looked swirly, then when i repeated the put-in-bottle-and-shake routine (this time lightly shaking, more rolling) it still turned out turqoise. again, i rinsed. then, i repeated what i did the last time, and when i got the bottle turquoise, i took a paintbrush, poured a bunch of paint on it (one color at a time), and put the brush in the bottle and attempted to kind of 'paint' it from the inside (the narrow neck and width changes made this very difficult). but i managed to get a bit of the swirly action i wanted. so i finished up. haha.

but yeah, any advise you might want to share? id like to try it again, definately with a different kind of bottle.

but heres a tip from me for anyone else who wants to try it: it you dont like the way it turned out, dump out the excess paint, fill the bottle halfway with water, add a few shakes of salt (or im  sure sand would work) and shake it. pour out the water, and most, if not all, of the paint should be removed from the sides. just give it another rinse and its clean! the salt is abbrasive and really helps to remove the paint, as continuously rinsing it with water is not effectice, nor is it quick, and its a waste of water.
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« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2006 05:58:39 AM »

you can actually also do it with the clear christmas ornaments you get at craft stores. the tops come out and go rightt back in. you can put paint in there, and not shake it, just roll it around some. it gets a really pretty effect. when your done you can just drain the excess paint out and put the tops back on.
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« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2006 09:18:48 AM »

mintbamboo - one thing that might help is doing the colors one at a time

just be sure that you dont add to much of the first color, because after shaking and rolling, it may cover the entire inside surface

if it would help.. you can let each color dry separetly too
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« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2006 09:34:13 AM »

Oh! I've done this with Christmas tree ornaments before, too.
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