|The green leaves are made from a plastic peanut butter jar. The flower is made from a water bottle, top and bottom.|
I airbrushed all these flowers with my favorite alcohol inks.
|Same flower just a close up view so you can see where I placed the flower.|
By the way this one flower is about 7-8 inches in diameter. It makes a
statement for sure.
|Back view. The flowers are so light-weight, they do stay on|
the sticks with the hot glue gun.
Remember, we are not burning the plastic. If you see smoke, it probably touched the fire. There is no need to touch the fire. Carefully a few inches from the fire, put your hand over the candle to find the hot spot. Don't burn yourself. With two hands you hold the flower over that hot spot. Heat and mold each petal forward or backwards, or just curled. Whichever way suits your fancy. Personally, I like to mold them in all directions. But they go in the direction I want.
|Another airbrushed flower consisting|
of the top of two water bottles.
|I ground the rim of the flower so it would sit nicely and not|
protrude out too much. Again, I hot glued this together.
The grinder is my new toy. Prior to the grinder, I would cut the rim
with tin cutters. A little hard on the hands, thus the grinder.
|The green leaf here is a soda bottle, with the flower being a water bottle. To get this effect on the flower. I just stayed a few seconds on each spot. For the Leaf, I used continuous motion to avoid too many spots.|
I hope you like this tutorial and try doing this yourself. Really, it is not hard at all. And you would literally help make the world a "pretty clean" place one bottle at a time. I will be posting more airbrushed flowers that have a more sutle effect. Please feel free to share or pin this post. Visit my other posts to see more beautiful recycled and upcycled items stained with my favorite Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks. The outcome of my flowers alone inspire me to continue to use these inks.
Well that's it for now with these airbrushed flowers that I upcycled from plastic bottles. I thank you for stopping by and encourage to visit my other pages regarding upcycling. Share, or pin it, on Pinterest. Visit my other blogs for that matter. I also want to thank you for allowing me to be of service. Sharing is a good thing:) Till then, many blessings.