...uh-oh! I am showing me age aren't I? Remember the milk advert in the 70's? Anyways, the reason I am waffling on about bottles is because this is the theme for the new Craft Stamper Make It, Take It Challenge which starts today. CLICK HERE to see all the deets on how to join in and also all the super arty creations the DT have made too.
My project is a diddly little glass bottle that I bought about 251 years ago... can't even remember where I got it - in fact, I got three of them and they have just lurked in a cupboard ever since! There are lots of different ways to alter a glass bottle... use papers, alcohol inks, paints... but how about using the fabulous technique from the one and only Wendy Vecchi? Oh yesh, cover said bottle with her Black Embossing Paste! How fab this looks! I opted to go for a very metallic effect once the embossing paste had dried... but imagine if you got some greeny colour paints and made it look like lichen and moss growing on the bottle! Oh the ideas are really popping now! The paste was applied with a palette knife and to get the scluoopy (new word!) bits, I just patted the palette knife against the paste to make it peaky. Once set, I used Florentine and White Fire Treasure Gold, applied with a brush, to add some metal effects. The flowers are made by sticking some of Tim's new Wallflower papers to Clearly For Art blackout modelling film. I stamped the flowers (from Studio 490 Live & Make Art set) and cut them out, edging them with Frayed Burlap to tone them in, gluing together and adding a little button to the middle. I added some jute around the neck of the bottle and then used a little shield from Tim's Thrift Shop Ephemera, stamping the words from Tim's Little Labels stamp set. The butterfly is also paper on Clearly For Art, heated up, shaped and then popped onto the bottle side.
Now I have two more of these bottles... so I am thinking I shall alter them all and have a little set of them to sit on a shelf somewhere in the house. Don't forget to pop on over the to Craft Stamper blog to see the challenge details... there be a prize on offer too! Thanks for looking and have a grand day! TTFN