Would you like some flowers or pencils with your vases?

Updated black and white vase and a new family member

I decided to add a collar to the black and white vase. There was a small hump on two sides of the bottle and though I could sand them smooth, I could not get them flat. On my first bottle cut vase, Ukraine Solidarity, I used coiled rounds of clay. This time, I used a slightly round piece, flatted in the center and folded over to cover the edges. Afterwards, I finished with a gloss coat to give it a sheen instead of the matte look. The red vase is my latest creation following the cut. Two layers of tissue on this one, and then three coats of an acrylic that is high gloss rather than matte. It saves having to do a gloss coat. I also did a heavier treatment of paint around the lip, in order that a small amount could drip and resemble a pour.

Lip detail

The heavier paint detail covers the cut lip (which is sanded smooth), but also provides a bit of additional texture.

I am putting the finishing touches on a third one, which I actually started before the red one. Depending on what I decide as far as texture, paint, and decoration, the time frame varies. I am really having so much fun with this, and because there is wait time between steps, I find I am getting a lot of other things done in the interim–it is a win/win!

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17 Responses to Would you like some flowers or pencils with your vases?

  1. Beautiful and very creative. 🙂

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  2. Betty says:

    I like them both, but the black one is my favorite. I am looking forward to seeing the next one!

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  3. How lovely to have a hobby that doesn’t suck all the time out of a day!

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    • Suzassippi says:

      It sucks out plenty, but hey, I worked since I was 16 so I figure I can play as much as I want now. I really do get more accomplished when I take a break to do art, or take a break from art to do a task in the house…but I would probably still do it anyway even if I was not more productive!

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  4. peggy says:

    You are going to have to open a craft shop. You seem to be totally enjoying your lovely creations. A very relaxing hobby for you.

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  5. Suz, you are having a most productive time! Blossoming like the crocuses!

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  6. Mags says:

    Beautiful, my favorite is the red one with the sand dollars.

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  7. I love the red one!

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  8. Julia says:

    I love the red vase with the sand dollars! It is gorgeous!

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