Recycled water bottles

Yes I'm kind of on this recycling kick.  Of course that is not a bad thing.  My work is giving out water bottle this week to people that come in.  Alot of empty bottles are ending up in the garbage  and I thought, what a waste.  So I took some home and thought what can I make out of these.  Well here is my first attempt at flower.  I used oil paints to color the pedals, which really took very little paint to coat.  I wanted retain some of the clear transparancy so I didn't want to completely cover the plastic in paint.

Update:  So I figured out today that oil paint is not the best type to use on the plastic.  I goes on good but takes forever to dry.  Still wet in the morning.  I tried paint that is used on ceramic and glass.  It tried really quick for me.  I'm also going to try using some alcohol inks.  I saw it used by someone else but not sure how fast it will dry.

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I've always been interested in arts and crafts all my life. I've dabbled in a little bit of everything, from drawing, painting, woodcrafting, metalworking, beading, papercrafting. I love all types of medium.

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I've created this blog as a way to share the different crafts and arts I've created. I use a variety of material and styles. If you have any questions about the items I share, feel free to send my a message and I would be happy to answer.


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