Colorful Dahlia Bottles- #FowerCraft
This simple craft is an ideal way to recycle or re-purpose clear glass bottles with Design Master’s Tint-IT®! I love Tint-IT®- this translucent paint helps you create magical beauty when it comes to glass. I love saving, cleaning, and collecting different types of bottles. I look for interesting shapes, or printing – and there’s so many to choose from – fruit jars, liquor bottles, syrup, soda and more… prep is really easy!
When I empty a bottle I love- it stick in a bucket of hot water- with dish soap added… and let it soak. I leave them in for at least 24-48 hours… and then it’s (almost always) a breeze to remove the labels. If I have stubborn one or one that has a little sticky stuff left after the label comes off- I clean it up with a little bit of Goo Gone… it’s a favorite.
Following the label removal I run the bottles through my dishwasher- or you can do it by hand- whatever you choose. It’s best for the glass to be clean and dry- and room temperature before you bring on the Tint-IT®!
I love using a lazy susan- I’ve gotten mine at IKEA or the craft store- but a turntable is ideal for painting bottles- I cut out circles of newspaper or craft paper or cardboard- a little larger than the turntable- to protect it… during the painting process… plus these circles of craft paper- with different paint tones can be a great coaster for a centerpiece later… I’m always re-purposing.
Tint-IT® comes in a wide variety of colors and you can get it at your local craft store… and there is a similar product called Just for Flowers® – both are translucent paints- (NOT Opaque… meaning you can see through the color)… these TINTS- are ideal for painting glass- because they don’t cover completely- they are see through- layers of color… so cool! Check out all the colors available from Design Master here!
Next – place your clean dry room temperature bottle- on the turntable- Be Sure to always paint in a well ventilated area- above 60˚F – outside is ideal- and use a mask if you wish…
Once the bottle is on the turn-table- Remove the lid on the Can of Tint-IT® – and shake vigorously for 30-60 seconds- this makes sure all the contents are well mixed… Turn the Nozzle toward the BLACK DOT on the rim of the can- this helps you get EVERY Bit of Spray out of the can- it’s a great tip! You’re welcome!
Then – using short blasts- and light coats- THIS IS IMPORTANT- I’ll repeat- using Short Blasts and Light Coats- paint your bottle….the bottles in my project had 3- 4 LIGHT Coats… if you put the Tint-IT® on too heavy- it can run- and it will look messy- unless of course YOU like that runny look- to each his own.
I usually go over the bottle once- turning the turntable- and then allow it dry- this happens quickly- it usually takes about 3 minutes to dry- then you can do another coat… you’ll notice how the color gets more intense- and how you’re making progress… I love this part… it’s so rewarding seeing your colorful bottle take on color! WOW!
Usually 3- 4 Lights coats will result in a great bottle… but you can do as much as you like… if you want less intense color- do less coats- more Vibrance- more coats… you get the idea.
Here’s the other thing about Tint-IT® or Just for Flowers® – you can layer different colors to get different effects… Want a beautiful Intense Peach- layer Hot Pink with Yellow! Want an Intense Purple? Layer Blue with Red… you get the idea… you can make a green more aqua… or limey- by adding blue or yellow to Green… It’s FUN!
The coolest part about these Translucent Paints from Design Master – is that they can also be used on Flowers- Fresh or Permanent to shift the colors- because the color is see-through! A light coat of Pink on a Yellow Flower will make it peach… it gives you Magical Powers- and you can shift your flowers any direction…
Here’s a couple of my favorite JTV and Fun with Flowers Videos- that show how to use Just for Flowers® and Tint-IT® -
You’ll quickly become a color-ist with the paints available from Design Master… and for more Color Inspiration check out their website- at DMColor.com for More Fun Color Filled Projects!