Janet's latest creative work is a wonderful example of Janet's ability to transform what is considered normal and plain into amazing reflections of the beauty in the world around her. The artwork almost feels like a visual expression of her ability to see the potential in people and how transformation is possible with love, attention and patience.
Each piece is one of a kind and custom designed with a variety of techniques using multiple mediums and materials. These are wonderful additions to anyone's collection who appreciate functional fine art. This is a great way to dress up a table in style or makes a memorable keepsake for a special event or milestone. Specialty requests and commissioned pieces are available and samples of Janet's work are on display and can be purchased at several boutique shops throughout Nova Scotia or online in our virtual store.
Below you will find DIY How To Botlart Instructions on the process Janet uses to create these marvelous pieces of artwork. If you create your own design please send us a photo to post. Have Fun!
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DIY Botlart How To Instructions
Botlart uses discarded glass bottles of varying shapes and sizes as a ‘canvas’ to create unusual and unique pieces of art.
clean the bottles - two different methods depending on the type of bottle label - start by boiling the bottles in a large pot on the stove for 15 minutes - easy to remove labels float off the glass - more stubborn labels require soaking in hot water with the addition of baking soda and vinegar - allow the bottles to cool - with 70% rubbing alcohol and a scraping tool, remove any residual glue - wipe with clean cotton cloth
prepare workspace according to design plan - items might include one or more of the following: adhesive (Elmer's glue, glue gun, paste medium (homemade, Liquitex, Golden or your personal favourite), crackle medium, acrylic paint of your choice (I use Liquitex Basics), tissue paper (or substitute to give texture), theme articles*, then begin one step at a time
* theme articles according to design plan - for example, many of my themes are marine so I collect empty sea shells, small pieces of driftwood, dried seaweed, etc as well as clay figures made with silicone molds
using a fabric hardener (Powertex, for example) enables the use of worn-out cotton T-shirts to create sculptures on bottles
avoid frustration - between each stage of the creative process, allow time for the piece to dry
The possibilities are endless - take risks - be brave - allow your creative intuition to experiment - but above all, be original!