Friday, 11 November 2011

Altering glass vases

As soon as I saw the Creative Craftworld creation by Nora for the UKS bloghop I knew I had to try it out. We don't drink a lot of pop or anything that comes in glass bottles so I decided what better than to use the technique on some vases and make them as christmas presents instead.

I started with a plain clear vase;

I added some elastic bands in a criss cross pattern as random as I could get them lol

I then applied alcohol inks (I used Pebble, Sailboat blue, and Butterscotch) and blending solution and coloured all 4 sides of the vase top to bottom

Once dry I removed the elastic bands which leaves intersecting stripes of clear glass. The cylindrical vase I did in a similar way except I left a clear section at the top and didn't use the blending solution. The colours on the cylindrical vase were Clover, Citrus and Pool.
I am going to add some decoration to them and hopefully get some better photo's when it is daylight. Thanks for popping by x


  1. This is absolutely stunning and a fantastic take on Noras original project. I love the colours you chose!

    Mel x (CCW)

  2. I love these colours too... and I love the effect you got without using te blending solution - amazingly pretty!

  3. Michelle they are gorgeous :) glad you enjoyed the blog hop and love your take on it with the vases :)

    It proves you've had fun when you have inky fingers :) xxx

  4. Ooh!! I love how you used those elastic bands to give that criss cross design! Must find some glass vases now! LOL thanks for sharing!


  5. These look great Michelle. Looks like the blog hop gave you plenty of inspiration :o)
    Fiona x