For this project, you will be painting a wine bottle. There are tons of online examples for designs and ideas. Take some time to plan out your design and colors before you begin.
Choosing the Bottle There are many wine bottles inside the shed (down the 2nd row last two bookshelves on the left). Don't use the bottles found on top of the black metal cabinet in the room. These were set aside for still life drawings. Below are some things you need to consider when choosing a bottle:
Shape - Although many bottles are similarly shaped, certain shapes may work better with your design than others.
Color - There are a varieties of colors available (clear, brown, green, frosted, blue, etc). Most of the paint will be on the outside of the bottle, but it can be poured and swirled around the inside.
Removing the label Step 1: Submerge wine bottles in warm soapy water until labels easily come off (this can take anywhere from 10-20 minutes). Step2: If you are having difficulty removing labels, try holding the bottles under warm water and use a putty knife to scrap off excess label/glue. Don't let paper go down the sink drain. Step 3: Make sure soapy water is rinsed out of bottles and let bottles dry.
Directions Step 1(Optional): To help paint stick to the bottle, it can be sprayed with spray paint to prime the bottle before painting. The color will not matter since you will be painting over it. Spray one thin, even coat of white spray paint the bottle (note, this does not have to be perfect). Make sure you are not holding the can too close to the bottle or the paint will get on too thick and start to drip. Let dry for about 15 minutes. Don't prime your bottle if . . .
If you are painting the inside with a color since this will cover up the inside color.
If you want to leave small areas of the bottle color showing in some areas
Step 2: Paint your base color over the primer or directly on the bottle Step 3: Depending on the color of your base coat, use a Sharpie Marker, Ebony pencil or white charcoal pencil to draw on your design Step 4: Paint your design using acrylic paint. Some colors may require two coats Step 5: Sharpie marker can be used to outline your design Step 6: Small items may be glued on to your bottle (shells, beads, buttons, ribbon, cord, etc.) These items should be accents rather than creating a 3-D bottle. Your painted design should be the focus. Step 7 (Optional): Spray your bottle with a clear gloss coat.
Other Considerations Be Neat Cover 90% of the bottle with paint and extras Use details and complex designs To cover the inside of the bottle with paint
Rinse with warm, soapy water and dry with tip down to drain water remnants
Thin paint with water
Pour about 1/3 cup of paint into the bottle
Swirl bottle to spread paint
Long handle brushes may be used to help spread paint
Beware that sometimes paint will not stick to small areas of the bottle no matter how much you properly followed the directions
Turn bottle to spread paint
Websites Bottle Examples Refinement Clean up painted edges, etc. Repaint areas that need second coats, Add more detail to areas that are too simplistic. Reflection Download the rubric, annotate it, photograph final artwork and turn in everything to Schoology.