Showing posts with label blue. Show all posts
Showing posts with label blue. Show all posts

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Home Decor Journal/Collage October 2012 {Into the Blues}

I decided each month I will post home decor journal/collage art in the future. This is a good way to keep update with my journal/collage art. The theme will be differ each month. It can be home decor, art, fashion, drawing or just a simple collage. I love the process of making these journals; from accumulating bits and pieces to assembling them into a complete visual art.

Today's theme is "Into the Blues." Blue is my favorite color.

I love the bedroom set, especially the table lamp aqua color.

Do you see the bunting ? I made it out of 'washi tape.'

Thank you for stopping by !

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Pretty Vintage Tinted Blue Bottles + Gold Motifs (DIY)

We seem to can never get enough with these tinted jars. I too did an experiment  tinting a few vintage small bottles I happened to have and bought at a flea market  from my medical trip in New Hampshire (last seen here) few months a go.

I found the easiest tutorial from It's Overflowing by only using three ingredients. But I fell in love with the tinted bottles painted with intricate and delicate gold motifs on the outer side of the bottles. So I painted the motifs hands free on the two bottles only.

Since this is my first trial; I tried on a few small bottles. They  came out with different results. I noticed it would be best to try on a small clean dry on the inside of bottles/jars. Mine were dirty and I did not clean them first. So it made lots of 'streaks' {the drip of liquid that does not cover evenly} Still I think they are quite lovely !

What you need for all of these 5 small bottles;
* 3 tbsp of water
* 1/2 cup of Modge Podge
* A drop or two of you favorite food coloring mine is Gel Spectrum {Aqua, Sky Blue and Royal Blue} I was experimenting with different blue green colors. So for the first bottle I used Aqua color, then I added 2 or 3 drops Sky Blue then I poured on the second bottle. Next I added Royal Blue then poured in to the 3rd bottle and so on.

1. Microwave water for 30 second. 2. Add Modge Podge. 3. Add the food coloring. First I used Aqua. Mix real well. 3. Pour in to the bottles and cover the whole jar and turn the jar upside down and let it stand on the alumunium foil for about 5 minutes. 4. Next bake the bottle in the oven with 170 deg. C for about 20 minutes. 

 There is complete tutorial also here at It's Overflowing

How to paint motifs on the bottle.
I am using Martha Stewart Glass Paint Metalic. I am so used to paint with brush so I used small artist brush painting these motifs first then I realized that the bottle has a very narrow tip that you suppose to paint from the tip directly. That is why my motifs are not perfect. And no wonder when using brush the paint did not stay very well but when used directly from the bottle it is more subtle and opaque in color and the line more prominent. I will do more of this painting with different tinting color bottles.

My tips when painting this motifs on glass bottle are;
1. Clean the surface of the bottle very well. Used alcohol and let it dry especially vintage bottles. Vintage bottle has lots of debris stuck on the surface of bottles and on the inside as well.
2. Hold the bottle firmly and horizontally so the paint wont drip
3. When create a pattern try to combine lines, curve and do not fill the entire surface of bottles. Leave a space that are free from motifs.
Well, it is entirely up to you ! Just have fun ! You can clean off the paint if you make mistakes and start all over again.

I really love these blue green bottles ! They are fun and pretty either just for a display or as center piece for dinner party. I will definitely make more of these tinted color bottles and paint them extra careful this time !

Good luck Everyone & Thank you for stopping by !

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Saturday Blues

I can not help myself to post a small home decor design boards when saw these blue glass objects from One Kings Lane.

I am crazy in love with small beautiful versatile simple decoration objects. And these are some of the things I love to have a round the house. And they are on sale at One Kings Lane.

Available at One Kings Lane

We (Steven and I) are in the middle of selling our home. It is so much fun to be able to imagine what your new home would be like.  The style or type of decoration you'd like to see in your new home. It is not easy and certainly quite costly but if you start looking from now and if you are looking at the right places you will be able to pull it off and get exactly what you want. It is  a constant learning process but I am right now training my eyes to see color, objects or furniture so when the time comes I {I should say 'we'} know what we want.

Do you have a home design/decor dilemma that you want to share ? I really want to hear them? I am not an expert and after all, we are all learning from each other.

Thank you for stopping by !