You know that art project that looks so simple that even a Kindergartner can make it look good? In fact, you know that art project tutorial that was done by a Kindergartner that looks phenomenal and super easy? Well, it's not. We've all discovered these. One that we've seen once before on this blog (and you'll see it once again today) is this one:
The Original Pin
Do remember how the previous Pinstrosity turned out? No?! Let me remind you:
The Previous Pinstrosity:
Gravity and a disappointing shape...not so great. And how about the other project you ask? I'll show you that to (since that's kinda what we are all about here):
Abby said, "I had a feeling this one was too good to be true. You could just tell from the original picture that those perfect flowers did not really come from that paint-soaked bottle. But I had to try it out anyway. I did everything the tutorial said to the T."
"I even tried it on a harder surface than the canvas to see if that was the variable that was screwing everything else. And still -- little circles."
"However, this is one failed project that I was able to save pretty easily. Using those little circles as a base, I simply painted in the rest of the "flower" -- probably what the original poster did, to be honest."
"Even though it's not an authentic "soda bottle bottom cherry blossom", it's still quite pretty. I added "cherry blossom" in Japanese Nanji because -- hey, why not? A little something to make it mine."
Finding a soda bottle with just the right shape is key here. Some of them just have the 5 little points, while some actually have that little flower shaped bottom. You may just have to go down the soda aisle checking the bottoms of the bottles for just the right look. When people ask what you are doing tell them you're looking for the prize on the bottom of the bottle, and then leave the aisle. Peek through a crack in the shelves and then watch them try to surreptitiously check for prizes on the bottoms of their bottles. Then if you don't end up finding the right shape of bottle, you'll at least get some good entertainment.
So that seems like overly simple advise...because it is. I like that Abby didn't let the lack of shape perfection deter her from her goals. If nothing else, that provided a nice little guide to get the spacing for the petals all even. It seems like this would work well on a squishy canvas that you could press the bottle down into...but I've never seen a squishy canvas...someone should make that. Anyone?