Sunday, November 27, 2016

We Decided on Forever

I have had this project in mind for several months. I finally bit the bullet and did it. Honestly, I could do without the painting, but I loved how the wine bottles turned out! I saw this sentiment in a tourist shop in Montana over the summer and it has just stuck in my mind. 

To start with, I had my husband make me a sign out of some scrap wood. 
 Just using some basic white paint and black acrylic paint, I went to work
 To get the blend well, I took a dry cloth and rubbed it in one consecutive sweep down the board. 

 Once all the boards were painted, I let it dry
 Then I took a dry paint brush, dabbed it in white and rubbed most of the white paint off of the brush to give the sign the brushed white look. 
 Then came the fun part, decorating! Before applying any vinyl to a painted surface, let it dry for at least a week. 
 First I made a stencil with some leftover vinyl and a dandelion file I have from the Silhouette Design Store. 
 After peeling the stencil off, I went back through with a brush and hand painted each element to change the color, soften the edges, and bring more depth to the dandelions. 
 With each project I do, I try to incorporate something personal for the client. However, this project is for my room so I wanted to incorporate some personal meanings. 
 The dandelions on the sign represent my husband and I. 
The 'Live' bottle represents our two boxer dogs that have passed away, but were a major staple in our lives. The 'Laugh' bottle represents our son and the 'love' bottle, our daughter.
 Once I turned the lights on in the bottles, it really came to life!
 
Materials Used: 
Scrap wood
Artists loft white and black paint
Vinyl
Silhouette Cameo

11 comments:

  1. OMG! Sonja this project is out of this world! amazing!

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  2. This is fantastic! I love how you used both wood and glass, but they coordinate perfectly.

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  3. Did you post the instructions for the bottles anywhere?

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    1. Love the bottles! Did you paint them with a "frosted" type paint?

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  4. Are these silhouettes available to purchase and print?

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    1. The silhouettes are purchased from Silhouette's Design store and cut with my cameo.

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