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Hey there lovely ones!

Welcome to my abode. Hope you all had a relaxing weekend.

From the past weekend till now, all you’ve missed from me is, some grocery shopping, some cleaning, some cooking, a couple of tamil movies and groundwork for a fabulous new post coming later this week. And that is it. We’re back on the same page!

Incase you forgot, I love crème brûlée. Whenever I miss my mum’s custard I have that. Or whenever I crave for something sweet (which is very often). Or when we have to celebrate something. Or ……I don’t need a reason to eat crème brûlée, really.

So what? Well, by the end of a good half a year we had a collection of glass bowls containing this dessert. My husband wanted to get rid of these bowls ever since we had just a pair of them. But I insisted on keeping them incase some creative idea pops in. It has now. And I’m sharing it with you.

Its a lovely spring here in Switzerland and there are flowers everywhere. Saturated with colour. With a brew that inspires spring summer collections, photographers and artists and yeah, DIY girls like me 🙂

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This idea of mine also happens to spring out from this beautiful spring.

This is how I began. I took four glass bowls, glass painting colours, a flat end paint brush and some paper towels.

I decided to paint these bowl differently, that is, paint a pattern on the bottom of the bowl. So that you could appreciate it from inside and the paint doesn’t come in contact with the food.

I think I should let my pictures speak, here onwards…

These were the plain glass bowls.

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You must use glass painting colours for this and follow the instructions given by the manufacturer, which can differ from brand to brand. Just to let you know, they are available as tubes (for drawing fine lines as in outlining), bottles and sketch pens. Also, there are two variety of paints i.e transparent ones and opaque ones. You can use whichever you find easiest to work with or according to what your design calls for.

I usually have an explanation as to why I used a particular pattern or colour. The pattern is certainly inspired by spring flowers but I really don’t know why I used this very colour. Intuitively, I guess.

 

I mixed a bit of blue, white and red to create this colour.

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I then wiped the bottom of the bowl clean and started at the edge of the bowl with the loaded brush, giving a curving stroke with flat brush, stopping close to the centre.

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For the other half of the petal, I started and finished at the same point, only curving the stroke on the opposite side.

Similarly, I made petals overlapping each other, on the entire circumference of the bowl.

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This way.

 

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I finished doing this in all the bowls…

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and then added a bit of…

 

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And…

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It takes about 8hrs for these paints  to dry but humidity and temperature can result in variations.

This is after drying.

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You can use this pattern on back side of glass saucers as well, I’m pretty sure it will look impressive. Its very easy to do. There is no intricate design to follow. No impossible material required. A simple flower that we have been drawing/ doodling since first grade. So just give it a try and let me know how it turns. And I can also tell you here, that I absolutely loved my husband’s reaction, when he asked me what I had been upto all day and I pointed him towards these 🙂

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I’m planning to use them as small snack/dessert/chutney bowl. And the fun part begins, when the contents are over!

I love to read your comments, so keep them coming! 

Have a great start of the week ahead 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Reetika says:

    It is a refreshing idea …gud wrk Nikita..:)