Spring is slowly making an appearance here in Southern California. Which means, spring flowers! I love when the little purpley blue Lupin flowers come back. I like to bring them in my art bubble as much as possible so I decided to make some mini bud vases.
I've been staring at a few tiny bottles and mini perfumes I've had lying around for a while and I've been seeing tutorials all over the interwebs for painting the inside of bottles. So this is my attempt at doing that, only miniature!
To make these, you'll need miniature bottles, acrylic paint (the fresher, the better!) and a pin!
|Gather up your bottles and clean them out! Be ready to smell like a lot of different perfumes... clean with soap then let them air dry.|
|If it's a thicker paint, you can add a couple drops of water but too much water will dilute the paint and make it hard to coat the sides evenly.|
|Add multiple colors to get a marbled look! Twirl and rotate bottles to coat all the sides. I even resorted to covering the tip and shaking the bottles to mix the colors.|
|If the paint backs up at the top opening (especially with the smaller bottles) I used a pint to push it down farther inside. A pin also helps to pop air bubbles that may surface from shaking the paint around!|
|Then let them sit and dry! For runnier paints, I twirled the bottles around while they were drying to make sure the sides stayed coated with paint.|
|Now go outside and find some mini spring blossoms to fill your mini vases!|