Romantic Wine Bottle Painting
Wine and romance go hand in hand and seeing as we both like a drink of wine, I thought I would place my next “I love you” message on a bottle of wine. This is how I went about making a romantic wine bottle painting.
I’m still a beginner at art and crafting and thought painting a wine bottle would be simple. It is simple but my imagination immediately made this project a little harder! I wanted to spray paint the bottle and wanted to add shading to my hearts. Still, I overcame these problems and made a great looking wine bottle design.How to paint a wine bottle. Click here
How to remove wine bottle lables. Click here
Why use a Basecoat on glass. Click here
Painting on the bottle. Click here
Templates. Click here
Reaction to the finished bottle. Click here
How to paint a wine bottle
I started with a new and full bottle of wine and looking at it I realized that the label would have to go, as they would spoil the lines of the paint.
How to remove wine bottle lables
In my time I have removed may
Removing the labels was simple. I just left the bottle in a bucket of water overnight. In the morning the label was soaked all the way through to the glass and easily removed by scraping my finger-nails over it and finishing it off with a scouring pad.
Why use a Basecoat on glass
Once dry it was ready for a base paint layer. I decided that a basecoat was needed so that my design and love message would stand out. I wanted a smooth finish with no brush marks and so decided that if I used spray paint I would get the result I desired. It took 2 coats to fully cover the dark glass, and it looked great.
Painting on the bottle
The image and idea I had in my mind
Using acrylic paint and a sponge I made “clouds”
Hearts and templates
It was the hearts that gave me problems. I should have kept things simple but my imagination exceeded my skill level. I knew that I wasn’t very good at drawing symmetrical hearts so decided that templates would make painting easy for me.
Luckily I did a test on an empty bottle first. My 1st attempt was to make a heart from masking tape then stick it to the bottle. I painted over it then remove the tape to leave a clear heart shape. However, when I pulled it off all the base paint also came with it showing the glass underneath… I needed a new plan.
I still thought I needed a template and came up with the idea of a paper one that would fully cover the bottle and stick it to itself with the close fit to keep it in place. This worked pretty well, it was a little slack but it would do. I then thought that if I painted from the paper onto the bottle that this would leave a good clean line.
It did, however, it also left brush marks in the paint… At the time I thought it looked a mess and something had to be done about it. After trying more templates I realized that I would have to finish them off freehand… Result! they looked great.
I was now getting confident with the painting and decided that I would also paint the “I love you” message in acrylic paint. It was difficult and a little scary to start with, but as I progressed the more confident I got. The result was OK, not neat but acceptable.
Did Lisa like the bottle?
Finished and I was very pleased with the result… Lisa would love it… And she did.
I was saving the bottle for a special occasion but unfortunately we wanted/needed a drink of wine but none could be found/ So I pulled out my painted wine bottle and gave it to Lisa.
Amazingly she said we could not open it because it looked so nice… so we didn’t for at least 1/2 hour. The empty wine bottle has now been replaced into the wine rack… I think Lisa liked it.
I do hope I have inspired you to have a go at crafting your own wine bottle painting.
I hope you have liked my tutorial on “How to paint a wine bottle“, for more romantic crafting ideas check out my next romantic message with an easy to make wire figure. Or you can find a list of all my Romantic crafting projects and crafting tips here