Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Anything Goes at Frilly and Funkie
Happy New Year to everyone. The new two-week challenge starts today at Frilly and Funkie. Nicole is the hostess and decided we should go with ANYTHING GOES to kick off the year - as long as it is vintage or shabby chic.
I decided to try my hand at an altered bottle. Here is what this bottle held before I transformed it into something to hold bath beads or Epsom salts (because I think it looks so girly it should be in a bathroom).
This is Canadian made antipasto in a jar that I love - mostly because it is low cal :). The good thing about the jar is that unlike normal quart sealers, this glass is smooth, which makes it a great surface for adding things to.
Here are some other views of the jar:
I started by painting the whole jar and the lid with chalk paint from Americana Decor. Even though I was planning to cover the jar I thought the paint might give a better surface for my glue to adhere to - I was right for a change. Next I covered the jar with strips of torn pages from an old book and Tim Holtz Melange Tissue Wrap. I coated the front and back of each piece.
I printed my focal images for the front (from Collages Vintage) and back (from The Graphics Fairy). When I started to glue them down I realized that everything underneath was really bumpy and the images did not look good so I took a craft knife and cut away the papers underneath to provide a smooth surface. Once everything was dry, I went over the whole jar with some watered down Gesso and immediately wiped it off the two images. Then I added a coat of half strength Mod Podge to seal everything.
Next I used a pearl strand from my sewing stash to outline both images. I glued some cheesecloth on each side and then cut some venise lace and added pieces beside each image. The next step was to add some small crystal seed beads - they have a silver lining so some shimmer more than others depending on how they landed in the glue.
I made a rosette by gathering some ruffled lace and added a couple of lace medallions on top with a gumdrop gem for the centre. I wrapped some white fiber around the top of the jar and then added a loopy seam binding bow with another gumdrop gem for a centre and a couple of bead charms. The bead charms have silver charms on the bottom that were painted with Gesso, You can't see in the photo but one is a bird and the other is a rose. The beads are from my stash and are a combination of pearls and iridescent clear beads (which explains the blue and pink you see in the photo).
To finish the top, I added a row of narrow venise lace around the edge and then made a topper from a wooden wheel and a wooden ball that I glued together, covered with texture paste and sprinkled with some crystal glitter.
I am going to enter this project in the following challenges:
My All Craft Challenge - Anything Goes (No Cards)
Open Minded Crafting Fun - All White
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge - Vintage, Yes Please
The following items used in the creation of this project came from The Funkie Junkie Boutique: