So this is the first time I am posting a tutorial. I have tried to post as many pics to get the general idea. Feel free to ask any doubts regarding the same.
I had gone home after a long time and though the vacation was a pleasant break from daily chores, I was missing doing something with my hands. I had to keep them busy. I found an empty bottle and thought of doing some bottle art.
I got inspiration for this bottle art when I had gone vacationing in Langkawi. The island is so beautiful ,serene with the picture-perfect white sand and blue beaches. It is here that I saw for the first time bottle art with custom engravings. I wanted to get myself one but the queue discouraged me. The original art was done with colored sand.
When I found this beautiful looking bottle at home, I thought of this art and researched about the same. The trials with sand are beautiful, but since I couldn’t get sand at the moment, I decided to go for the substitute which others had opted for. Salt! Yes a very cheap option for those of you who have no immediate access to sand . This project looks elegant and doesn’t cost as much.
The best part of this project is that, its something you can easily plan to do with your kids. Its fun for them to play with colours, and they can play around with their layers. It does get messy so you might wanna spread layers of paper over the work area before starting on the project.
Supplies you will need
Bottle/ Mason jar – a nice clean looking one
Salt – depending on the size of bottle you take
Coloured chalks / Food color
Remove all labels off your jar/bottle and clean it. I just soaked the bottle in some hot water for an hour or so till the label could be easily removed or scraped off.
Measure how much salt you will need for your entire project. Envision how many colours/layers you want in your art. Divide the salt accordingly.
Now lets colour the salt. There are two ways to go about this. Lets take a lot at the first method
- a) Spread some sheets of paper on your work surface so that it doesn’t get messy. Rub in the chalk into the salt till you got the colour you want.
Now , by slowly funneling the paper containing the coloured salt( as in the fig) dust the salt into the jar. You can dust it into a straight layer or a slope.
Repeat this step of colouring the salt with each color and layering.
Fill till brim and put on the lid.
- b) I haven’t tried this method but I found some of the bloggers follow this method. For this put each section of salt in a ziploc bag with a few drops of food colour. Rub the ziploc within your palms till the salt gains the desired colour.
Place a funnel on top of the jar. Slowly sieve the salt into the jar through the funnel in any design you want.
Fill to brim and lid it on.
Your bottle art is ready for your windows or as a centerpiece or to adorn your coffee table. This is one project which finishes quick enough to surprise your family in hardly a day’s time!