Happy Saturday everyone! Over at PaperArtsy the current challenge theme is 'Bottles'. I was inspired by Leandras video which included how to paint inside bottles and Emma Godfrey used this method in her post here. This set me thinking and having rummaged around, found one I liked the shape of and decided to experiment. This is the result.
I think the 'glass blue' paint name reminded me of some Swedish blue glass pieces that my mum has. I remember them vividly from childhood, the gorgeous blue and the rough patterned but geometric decoration. I found out they are Ruda glass by Göte Augustsson, and here's an example.
Inspiration is just a starting point, for the inside I used glass blue and blueberry fresco and then for some reason decided I wanted some shimmer so I added some mica powder.....looks lovely but the paint took even longer to dry.
I decided to mask off squares and rectangles and use glass bead gel.
This usually dries much clearer but the layer was quite thick and I'd also added some interference blue silk glaze ( like you do) which may have affected it. Liked the result but how to make it blue?
Treasure gold in Sapphire and Indigo with some Mica powder dusted for luck. Still not as dark as I'd first thought but I'm happy with how it turned out. Hopefully when it's fully dry inside it might hold a single flower. It's different anyway!
Thanks as always for stopping by, have a lovely rest of the weekend.