Sunday, April 15, 2018
I decided to play one day a while back and altered a bottle that I picked up from a charity shop for $2.00. The bottle came with a glass and cork stopper so I think it was meant to be a wine decanter.
Sorry, there are no process photos because I was intending to use this for myself as decor in my great room. I have a 15 foot ceiling so tall items look best but this turned out to be too short on its own even though it is 12" tall. I guess I will alter a couple more bottles and make a grouping. Lucky for me my Son-in-Law owns a restaurant and he has been giving me some cool whiskey bottles so I have lots to work with.
In the meantime, here is how this one came together:
1. Painted it with white chalk paint (Americana) because that seems to stick very well to glass without any other prep.
2. Coated it with a layer of Black Gesso (Finnabair). Using black chalk paint would have saved me step #1 - live and learn.
3. Covered it with Crackle Paste (Golden).
4. Used Soft Gel Medium Matte (Golden) to adhere a variety of elements to the bottle - lace, flowers, buttons, metals, charms and wood bits.
5. Painted everything with Black Gesso (Finnabair).
6. Painted everything with Black Cherry Acrylic Paint (Folk Art).
7. Sponged on some Aged Mahogany Distress Stain (Tim Holtz).
8. Rubbed the highlights with Rose Quartz and Aquamarine Treasure Gold Wax Paste (Connoisseur Studio).
I am going to enter this in the following challenges:
Country View Challenges - Pimp it Up! (Reuse or alter something).
We Love 2 Create - Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes
Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes - Optional Dimensional Projects
Creative Artiste - Anything Mixed Media Goes
Try it on Tuesday - Recycle Something