Bottles… Well a jar for the Paperartsy challenge

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This week the challenge over at the Paperartsy blog is bottles.  Well altered art and those Tim Holtz type configurations things aren’t my thing.  I love looking at them, but not really interested in making them.  But each of the posts have been so cool I wanted to have a go.  Plus I recently invested in a few pots of the Paperartsy Fresco finish paints and wanted a project to try them out on.  So this is inspired firstly by Anneke and her cool bottles, and also by just wanting to have a go! 

Now to find a bottle… Apparently I don’t have any in the house worth playing with, but then remembered the jam jar collection (waiting for my mum to visit and make lemon curd with the princess).  I found a pretty one with a crest in the glass.  Perfect. I used Bora Bora, Cheesecake and Baltic Blue paint and blended it as I was going round, adding the darker paint to the top of the crest.  Them I stamped using archival ink the little sentiment from a Darcy set of stamps.  I then gave a wash of the paint over that so it blended in more.     

I created the little tags using shrink plastic and threaded them on the different fibres around the next if the jar.  The lid I decorated using some more Darcy stamps … The butterfly got stamped twice and then the top layer glazed with glossy accents. I added some little pink flecks around the bottle to tie in the pink flower on the lid too. 

 
Love how it turned out… And not bad for a grabbed hour of me time.

Plus have to say thanks Paperartsy as I win the draw on the last challenge so now have more Paperartsy goodies to play with! Cool!  Shows it pays to join in with these thing So! 

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

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