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« on: April 02, 2014 06:32:25 PM »

After my first failed project for this challenge (which we don't speak of.  Let's just say it involved melted plastic and burned fingers), I decided I wanted to try something with bottles.  I looked around for different ideas and saw that some people made chalkboard bottles.  I wanted to try something like that, but fancier.  I got a hold of a couple of maple syrup bottles that had a nice shape and went to work, and eventually ended up with bottles with shaped chalkboards.


First I cleaned the bottles and removed the labels.  You can see the shapes that will be the chalkboard.  I had read that when painting glass, it can help to rough it up a little, so sanded it just a little bit to help the paint stick.


I gave them 2 coats of spray paint with this gorgeous turquoise I had on hand.


After that, it was time for the chalkboard paint.  You can find it in jars and sprays, but I used a spray.  I covered all the places where I didn't want it with painter's tape and plastic.


I ended up with this on the front:


And this on the back:


During handling and removing the painter's tape, some of the color came off.  I was going to touch up all the problem spots, but decided I actually like the slightly distressed look, so left some of spots untouched.  Still, it looked a little plain, so I added a twine wrap to the bottom and neck.


At this point they were done.  I could write some quasi-motivational nonsense on them...


But I prefer something a little more Whovian.


Or maybe something Browncoat.


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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2014 07:11:23 PM »

Adore these bottles! Such a great idea that could have tons of uses. The blue you used is so bright and happy. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2014 07:36:47 PM »

Great idea and I love all of the funny sayings you added to them Smiley. Such a pretty color of blue too.
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2014 06:29:47 AM »

Your inspirational sayings make it! Cheesy

Great idea, and you did find the perfect bottles.
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2014 07:30:52 AM »

Fun fact: "Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!" does not fit on these bottles.  I tried.  Oh, I tried.
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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2014 07:51:08 AM »

Why didn't I think of that?  Great idea.  And I agree, your sayings are the best.  The best. Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2014 10:02:19 AM »

I've always wanted to do something with chalkboard paint.  Thanks for the inspiration!
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« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2014 11:04:14 AM »

These are great! I love the color you used.
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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2014 03:55:01 PM »

After seeing this I totally think its all about the perfect bottle...and perfect shade of blue!  These turned out fabulous Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2014 05:59:25 PM »

Love that idea!
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