Painted Bottles with Crochet
Check out this bottle I painted and embellished. It's one of the many things that Lynn Whipple taught us during her class recently.
For both, we just used house paint and painted right onto the jars. Then I used pencil to add some smudges, some white ink with a dip pen to add details, and dit dots of red acrylic paint. I added some crochdet of course. Couldn't help myself.
I suppose I could try and find a sealant of some sort to apply over the painting and the smudging. But as Lynn pointed out, how many people are going to come up to a piece of art and dig their fingernails into the paint to try and scratch it off, or to tear off the crochet? If such a person tries to do it to these jars, it will come off. But likely it'll also come off of ones with a sealant too, if the person tries hard enough. I think the better plan is to avoid having people in my life who would come up to my art and try to dig their nails into it. :)
So I'm okay with the apparant impermanence of the elements that make up these pieces. I love them. I admire them.