Monday, July 28, 2014

Another Solar Garden Upcycled Wine Jar Painted Lotus Flower Ancient Tangles

The August challenge for the Facebook group is up. I decided to do the Lotus flower type plants on a wine jug. My mom gave me about six more of them, and I was so happy. I put a solar light in them, and put them in the garden, and along the fence line. This one I painted orange, two layers, first. Then added the unique flowers, leaves and pot with ancient tangle patterns. This jar took about 3 hours to complete. It is easier to do the tangles with the paint pens, but they don't do good on top of a layer of paint, go figure. So, I used mostly acrylic paints, which takes substantially longer than the pens. I have started my painted gift bags back up, for the upcoming holiday season. Stay tuned for those. Plus, I have had angels on my mind lately. I am not sure why, but I love making them, and snowmen, lol. I was going to order some resin and make a whole bunch of snowmen, but I decided to wait until the end of August when some of this awful heat and humidity will begin to calm down. I have begun drying flowers with a new technique I read about, and I will let you know how that goes. I have so much to share. I better start doing a blog post everyday.

5 comments:

Vallon des Trésors said...

It looks great! I am also putting off work until the end of August. The weather is simply too hot ;)

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

So Bright and Colourful M. :)

Yep, I think the warm weather makes us a little less creative but we always have ideas :)

Happy Tuesday, cheers, T. :)

Melissa said...

Thank you ladies. I look forward to the cooler weather.

A. Sparkle said...

I really like the look of the bottle. I think the colors go together very nicely. The weather here in GA has been unusually cool, especially for August! I'm not ready for cooler weather yet, but I can definitely do without the humidity! :)

Melissa said...

Sparkle it is slightly cooler in the morning, which is nice. But it does not last long. Thanks for stopping by.

EZwhelp.com

Custom Ornamental Gates

Create your own banner at mybannermaker.com!
Copy this code to your website to display this banner!

Contact Email

Contact me at melissaruede@yahoo.com for advertising spots, or to ask about Crafting for Moms.