Surprise! A bonus post this week. :)
Here he is before. I was given two Crystal Head Vodka bottles (empty). Looks pretty cool, huh? Well, I decided to give one a little musical makeover to post on the blog. You could of course do this with other similar bottles, but this is what I had.
I used a Sizzix Sidekick, Provo Craft music note die, and some contact paper to make the stencils. You could also use a punch, stencil, or draw and/or cut out the shape freehand. You could probably use packing tape or duct tape for the stencil material as well. Another option would be the outer sticky part of a sticker sheet. Get creative and use what you have!
Remove the cutout and cut the stencil (if necessary). Save your notes for another project, or even to use as stickers for your students. Repeat this for as many notes as you want on your skull.
For most (maybe all?) of them, I cut at the top of the note stem so that it would fit the bottle's curves better. I cut a few other places for the stencil that was at the top.
Once your stencils are where you want them, start painting on the gold. Do this in a well-ventilated area and make sure the stencils are stuck down before you paint each one. You'll probably want to use an old brush for this as well.
Once it dries, peel off the stencils and enjoy, like this sweet photo-bomber.
I'd love to see your spin on this project on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or in the comments!
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