Craft Glass Bottle Art: Masking Tape & Shoe Polish Technique (Age 11-15)
A one-time class in which students learn a special technique for glass bottle art, using masking tape and shoe polish applied to bottles or jars, resulting in an aged look. Almost any age can do this & pieces can be decorative & functional.
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This Is a one-time class in which students will meet once and do a single project. Students will make glass bottle art by taking a bottle or container made of plastic or glass and applying a masking tape and shoe polish technique. It doesn't sound like much but looks amazing. Younger students can do it. It's that easy and can look old and expensive. It can be a decorative or functional craft or both. It makes amazing gifts. My perspective: Art is important and is receiving less and less time...
-Students will use their own creativity and imagination to make their own artwork. -Students will follow directions to create a finished project that will be unique to them. -Students will understand how a basic object can become something much more if you think about what might be possible and learn artistic techniques.
-Glass bottle/ jar/ vase/ or container. Glass will last for many years. Think about what you want it to be. Like if you want it to be decorative or hold flowers, you might choose a vase or wine bottle. Or if you want something that will hold pens or something, you might want a shorter jar with a wide mouth. And you don’t have to spend money. You might have something around the house that will work, or you may get something at your local Goodwill for a quarter. Also, textures can be a unique feature in the glass you pick. -a roll of masking tape. We can make any width do, but about an inch is preferable. It doesn’t need to be a big roll. It goes a long way. -One container of crème shoe polish. This is the most expensive item. On Amazon, they have Feet People Premium Shoe Cream 1.5 oz, assorted colors. They have about 43 colors to choose from. It is just over 7.00, but it lasts a very long time. You can do project after project with just one. You will have a choice at this point to leave it as is, but you can do much more. You can look around and see what you can find. A lot of things can be found at a Dollar Tree. Just kind of pick one thing and go with it for this first project. Too much can make it look less expensive and gaudy. If you have multiple things, just bring them all. You may not know what you want until you do your piece. Some things you can use to embellish is: -Jute cording or rope. Not thick, somewhere around 3-5mm in width -ribbon -lace -Buttons -Crafting jewels (none with holes) -there are many other options, but some may be for a later project as they require a bit more skill and a bit more expense. -a glue gun and sticks (parental guidance) -scissors (parental guidance) -and if you have signed up for the class but you have a question about what you want on it, message me and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
hot glue and scissors will be needed if embellishment of the piece is done. So in that case, parental guidance is suggested.
"The All-Purpose Educator: Combining Educational & Artistic Skills So Kids Love School" (Artistic Skills=Art & Crafts, Music, & Other Fun Activities)
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
8 total reviews
15 completed classes
Hi, I’m April Hutcheson, and I live in Virginia, USA. My students call me Teacher April. I am very versatile, and I have many interests. I love art & crafts, music, baking, and sewing. I know business skills and the Core classes we all have to...