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As a bonafide rum lover, I had to have one Old Monk’s bottle in my collection. I kept it for a long time, wondering how best to use the textured surface of the glass and the distinctive squat shape with its plain oval face (where the label goes). I finally decided to use them all to pay homage to one of my other favorite cultural icons – The Beatles.
Here’s my glass Old Monk version of The Yellow Submarine:
This time I tried a shaded effect (which is a lot harder on a curved glass surface than on a flat fabric or paper one!). The design didn’t lend itself to black borders, which I realised later is a major factor in making bottle art stand out. Lesson learnt. Still, I’m rather proud of how this turned out.
I’ve been playing around with my paintbrushes on a new medium – old glass bottles. I tried personalized motifs and even a picture-story. My technique is improving (I’ll tell you another time about how painting a slippery, curved surface like glass is way harder than fabric or paper) and I’ve figured out a slightly less clumsy way to light the bottles from within. Here are my latest efforts:
This is a small sized Mapro jam jar, divested of its plastic wrapper, cleaned, dried and painted in a bright star-flower design.
I took this #ideastory and merged it into another artistic endeavor I’ve recently been experimenting with – bottle painting. One side of the bottle shows a stack of mattresses and bed linen. The other side has the story painted on in silver. Tell me what you think.
The story, if you can’t read it on the bottle is:
She said, “Your love is an old mattress
It’s moulded comfortably to me.
But it’s too heavy to carry.”
So she took her pillow
and she walked away.