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.
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!