Pintester Movement style though - not Britney Spears style. I think the last time I donned a slutty Catholic girl outfit was...well, never - so I guess if it were in the case of BS, I'd not be able to say I did it again. The last time I did the challenge I nailed it was this dresser.
But anyways, I'm a sucker for trying to do something better than someone else so with Sonja (yes we're on a first name basis, she emailed me and all - pretty much like an autograph these days right?) over at Pintester challenged us to do a Pin that'd she already fucked up (her words, not mine people), I was so on board. Until I realized the deadline was in between my 2 lavish
So, I went with the cutting a bottle fire pin. I'm not sure which tutorial she used, but they're all the same and I found the link to the first one I probably ever saw - it's here on YouTube. Now, go watch her video here. You may notice some subtle differences, but the concept is the same. So I will go with that.
First up, I need a bottle. Unfortunately, all the bottles of vodka we consumed this past weekend were, well, consumed and then trashed. And the bottles I had in my house went out to the recycling bin. Oh wait, I have a bottle - functioning as a very poor vase right now. I shall use this one.
|Flower is looking good if I might say so!|
|All my ducks in a row! How can this go wrong?|
And lastly, acetone. I just so happen to have some in the garage. I thought. Mineral spirits may work - it is highly flammable afterall. Pretty sure as long as the string starts on fire, this will all work.
|See? DANGER! FLAMMABLE!|
I decided to do this outside now that I'm using mineral spirits and don't feel like catching the kitchen on fire. I set up a container with some cold water and ice in it and am praying I don't catch the newly stained deck on fire.
I start with wrapping the embroidery floss around probably more times than necessary.
And the I soak that in the Mineral Spirits in a black party cup - from the Dollar Tree I'm pretty sure.
|Yep, it's soaked.|
|And I was right. (This photo is UNedited. Straight out|
of the cell phone camera. Terrifying)
Threw it in the ice bath bucket and said fuck it.
|I'll just use it as a vase.|