Seashell Wine Bottle Art DIY | Ep.2 Decorating Seashells

Welcome Back to DIY No Need To Cry with Ivelisse Seashell Wine Bottle Art DIY Ep.2 Decorating Seashells Hi, my crafty fam! In the last episode, we painted and sealed
the bottle. If you haven’t seen that yet click the I
at the top right-hand corner of this video or click the link in the description box below. While we give the bottle some time to dry
we will be decorating and preparing all the embellishments in this episode. Let’s get started! I’ll be using this net that my avocados
come in but first I’ll need to cut the tags off and these are the seashells I collected over
the years and some that I bought to give it that little extra to take the piece to the
next level. I laid out all of the shells I collected plus
the ones I bought and grabbed the metallic paints I had used on the bottle along with
this white pearl metallic paint. This is me experimenting and seeing which
paint looks best on what shell. I really love the way the white pearl looked
on the lighter shells. It really made them pop without overdoing
it. I only used a tiny bit of paint and buffed
it right onto the shells with my figures. Then I tried the gold and then the ice blue on the blue shells and
look at that!! Sooo pretty! This is the blue topaz and yeah, gorgeous! I did try other colors but I realized I wanted
to stay with a certain color palette so I never used those. Once I had an idea of what the paints looked
like on the shells, I set myself up and really got down to business. I laid out a little bit of each color I was
going to use and had a tiny sponge brush for each color, put my headphones on, turned the
music up and that’s all she wrote fam! I was in my zone again. Sometimes I would use a brush because if I
had used my short pudgy fingers it would’ve spread the paint too much and this way I had
a little more control of it. I only wanted to highlight all the creases
on this shell. I did some with two colors and once they dried
I added a highlight on top. You can use all the colors or just combinations
of them. I tried to get as many variations as I could. Place a color and let it dry, go back and
place another color but the trick when adding the second color is to not add a lot of paint
and unlike we did for the first color we don’t want to rub the second color in. You want to give it a light brush so that
it only paints the raised parts of the shell and you get that beautiful highlight and combo
of colors. I did this to most of the shells but I left
a few without any because I know myself and as I’m putting together the bottle I might
want a certain shell in a spot but it might not be the color I want it to be. So leave a few unpainted just in case. Lastly I’m going to paint the net because that green has to go again, it’s
all preference and at this point I had a color palette and it did not include that dreadful
green, so as usual I will prime it with white matte acrylic paint and I just went right
in with my hands because it ain’t fun if you don’t get messy. After I felt it was pretty covered I spread
it out in front of a fan to dry before adding the final color. Once it was dry I pulled it apart some and
some of the paint will flake off but that’s okay. I placed it on the glass so I didn’t make
a mess on my table when I paint it. This time I’ll be using a sponge brush and
dabbing the gold paint onto it until it’s completely covered. If you’re wondering why I didn’t just
dip it in the gold paint and smush it all together as I did with the white paint, it’s
because the white paint is dry and brittle at this point and if I had added the gold
paint the same way I did the white, it would rub the white paint right off and I would
have to start over. and this is where I felt It was time to start
adding some bling LOL I grabbed my gold glitter fabric paint add threw it right on top of
the gold paint. After you’re done with one side, do the
other to make sure you cover as much as you can. Set it aside to dry and that’ll be it for
now on the embellishments. When I start decorating the bottle I’ll
be adding more details to the embellishments but I like to add that as I decorate. That’s it for this episode, my crafty kings
and queens!… but stay tuned for the next episode as I’ll be showing you the cool trick
to add the look of ocean foam onto the bottle and as always, have fun be creative and make
a mess! Thanks for watching, if you enjoyed this video,
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