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Color Swirl Bottles

Materials

Method

  1. Wash bottle in hot soapy water; rinse well and dry thoroughly.
  2. Give the bottles a coat of flat paint for base - ivory is good. Let stand to dry overnight.
  3. Fill with water to about 4 inches from the top. Now put a few drops of each of several colors of quick-drying enamel on top of the water. The enamel will float. Flatten out the drops on the surface by gently blowing on them. Holding the bottles by the neck, as close to the top as possible, dip it down into the water, twisting bottles as you dip. The bottles will pick up the colors on top of the water as it is lowered, so make sure you use a smooth continuous motion - don't stop part way. Give the bottles a twist as you dip them, creating a swirl of color. Carefully remove from the water and set it on a newspaper to dry.
  4. When the bottles have dried, give the surface a luster with wax and polish.

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