Monday, February 29, 2016

Guest Designer - Stamped Milk Bottles



 Hello Friends

It's Mandi here back with my last guest designer post. I have had so much fun showing you my Unity creations over this past month. I can't believe February has come and gone already!

Today I am showing you my most favourite way to use my stamps. Stamping on to painted glass bottles or jars. The stamps I am using today are called French Kiss Life.  As soon as I saw these stamps I knew that I wanted to use them on bottles. So this idea has been milling around in my head for months. I am glad to be finally getting around to making them. 

All you need to do is find some bottles or jars that you like with a flat surface to stamp on. Paint your bottles in a colour scheme of your choice. I went with an ombre lilac, white and pink theme. You can use any paint but I like to use chalk paint as it adheres to glass really well. Then, once they are completely dry, stamp your bottles with archival ink. I find the easiest way to do this is to stick my stamp down on my desk, ink the stamp, then take my bottle and roll it from one end of the stamp to the other while pressing down quite firmly. I then took a nail file and distressed the tops a little. I finished them off by adding some twine. You can also seal with them with some mod podge if you choose but I like the chalky finish of the paint.  

 I hope that this leaves you inspired to make your own or at least to step out and try something new!

Before I sign off I want to say a huge thanks to Unity for giving me the opportunity to guest design. It truly has been an amazing month.  Also to my Unity friends for leaving me some lovely comments on my projects.

Have a beautiful day!

Hugs

Mandi :)

13 comments:

Lagene said...

Lovely vintage looking milk bottles, love them!

Lisa Arana said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much for all your amazing projects this month. We have so ENJOYED having you guest for us this month!!!

Immi said...

Love these! Thanks for a great idea!

ann said...

Beautiful! Another idea to use for girlfriend gifts.

Carlypool said...

They are beautiful Mandi! Thank you so much for sharing all your talent with us!!! You are incredible! I love these bottles, I made a few awhile back, I love how the color turns out!

Carlypool said...

They are beautiful Mandi! Thank you so much for sharing all your talent with us!!! You are incredible! I love these bottles, I made a few awhile back, I love how the color turns out!

Jan Vint said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing these

Angeline Choo said...

So pretty Mandi!! Great having you on the team with us ;) you did so wonderfully well!

Karen said...

WOW..This is such a spectacular and gorgeous project Mandi! Thank you for joining us this month with all of your amazing work!!

Noelle Reese said...

These are absolutely beautiful! I have loved everything you have made! Thank you so much for playing with us. ♡

Gaylynn said...

Hi Mandi. These are beautiful. I love the colors and the stamping. What a wonderful project. You inspire me. :)

Sue D said...

These are beautiful!

Darlene said...

So beautiful, I can't wait to make them! Thank you for sharing.

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