My free blog post for this month is another Altered Bottle.
Creating Altered bottles are just so much fun its hard to stop at one.
I started by covering the bottle with Modelling Paste. first with a brush then i used a pallet knife to splat the bottle giving it fabulous raised texture. Once dry i painted it with dylusions paint (funky fuchsia). I added little bit of white gesso to some paint to create a lighter pink.. I then dry brushed the lighter pink over the top.
I then decided to go in a vintage direction with the bottle. I thought i had taken progress shots but i couldn't find them sorry. I started by using modelling paste to hold some fantastic crochet material to the bottle. I painted over the material with white gesso as well as the bottle to give it an aged vintage pink look. I then used modelling paste to attach little birdie flowers, buttons, a diamond wooden cut out and a long string of curtain beads.
I then used a pallet knife and modelling paste in a silicone mould to make something different to add to the top of the bottle. Once dry it can still be moulded and cut easily.
At this stage i changed my mind on the vintage feel and used Lindy's sprays
(Autumn Maple Crimson,Hi Maintenance Magenta and yellow rose of Texas)
to colour the whole bottle top to bottom. I started at the top with the Magenta, working with the Crimson in the middle and the yellow at the bottom.
I used a little Magenta but mainly yellow on the flowers.
I added some old jewellery to the bottle. I painted them with Tim holtz Distress paint (antiqued bronze)around the outside and finnabair wax (electric violet) in the middle. I instantly fell inlove with the colour of the wax i decided to use it on the buttons as well.
I also painted the middle of the flower in the above picture with the distress paint.
I then added some unpainted bead string around and through the flowers. I also found this really cute old gold gecko at a second hand store and had to add him to the bottle. I also added some bling with flat back diamantes in clear and pink.
I used Tim Holtz bronze paint to paint the beaded string i attached to the bottle in previous steps. The photo doesn't really show up the pink of the diamantes.
I hope you liked my blog. I must apologise for my lack of progress shots.
I really enjoy using the lindy's sprays as they are so versatile and can used in so many different ways.
Products Used From Randomarts:
dylusions paint (Funky Fuchsia)
(Autumn Maple Crimson,Hi Maintenance Magenta, Yellow Rose of Texas)
Tim Holts Distress Paint (Antiqued Bronze)
Finnabair Wax (Electric Violet)
Little Birdie Flowers.
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Today I have a tutorial for beginners,
using Stencilling & Finnabair Opal Magic Paints and Waxes.
All products available Instore.
Hello and Welcome to a quick post today for
Random Arts Monthly Challenge
We have an amazing Mood Board this month
and this time I thought I would focus simply on
that gold dragonfly.
I started by adding gesso to my board
Hello and Welcome.
It's my turn to showcase what I have made
for the latest Mood Board Challenge at Random Arts
and here is the Amazing Mood Board
Check out the Blog Here for details and
how you can win 1 of 3 vouchers to the Store
by entering a project - anything you please
Canvas, Journal Page, Scrapbook Layout or Card
As you can see I went with the florals.
I started my project with a 5inch x 7inch canvas
sealing it with Gesso. After that was dry I
added texture with Tim Holtz Distress Grit Paste
with my AB Studio Stencil
I also added some Dreamweaver Crackle Paste
then on to some colours.
and the composition.
Here I applied the Little Birdie Paste to two
bamboo sticks from our Bunnings Store
and on I go to
placing the frame, some cheesecloth and those sticks.
Here I added waxes to the frame, a little heart and the stick ends.
Also playing around with some of the flowers I would use.
Continuing on - adding the little heart to the centre of the frame
As im sure you can tell im absolutely in love with the colours of this months mood board. This being so i just couldn't help myself but to create a second mood board blog.
I glued down some brown butchers paper and used gesso through a brick stencil.
I do apologise for not taking any progress pictures for the next few steps.
I decided that i didn't like the brick pattern so i roughly cut out squares placing them on the bottom left and top right of the canvas. I then used small round clay balls from a decorative vase i found at a garage sale, grouping them in a curve across the canvas. You could also use artist stones to achieve this look. I also added a cute chip board butterfly to the top.
I then covered the whole canvas in black gesso. Once dry i painted the canvas with Icing paste (Mystic Turquoise). Then is used lindy's sprays (Tibetan Poppy Teal and Azure Sea Asters)
Then i used Lindy's spray (Time Travel Teal) on the butterfly and other places around the canvas. The spray has a silver look to it against the amazing blues of the canvas.
I adore Lindy;s sprays. Experimenting with them is such a joy. The way the pigments change depending on the background colour is truly stunning.
Again i apologise for the lack of progress pictures.
I then used dimension paint on the butterfly to give it some depth. Once dry i used finnabair wax (fire bird) all over the canvas. I use my finger to add the wax however you can use a small soft brush.
I also used dimension paint on the feather chip board. I then painted it with the icing paste before rubbing it with the wax. Oh sorry i forgot to mention i also used a foam leaf sticker i found laying on my table. I added this at the same time as the foam strips.
I rubbed the wax around the edges of the strips, the leaf, and the small clay balls. I did use a small brush on the clay balls to get the wax into the crevasses.
I used white cotton thread to create a nest to place under the feather chip board.
Using the little clay balls was fun however in the future i would definitely use artist stones. (available in store)
I had painted this chip board with brown rust paint for another project but changed my mind. I lightly dusted off the rust paste then rubbed it all over with finnabair wax (fire bird)
I also added white thread as a nest to place under the chip board. I then added small white beads around the canvas. Mainly focusing arounf the feathers and words.
I also rubbed the fire bird wax around the edges of the canvas.
So there we go. Thank you very much for viewing my blog.
I hope you get as inspired as i was by this months mood board and give it ago.
Finnabair wax (fire bird)
Lindy;s spray (Time Travel Teal,Azure Seas Asters, Tibetan Poppy Teal)
Icing paste (Mystic Turquoise)
I have done something a little different for this
not my usual style, but lots of fun with
some awesome products from Random Arts Pty Ltd
Moodbaord Challenge Rules
and thats it...all done...
I love the colours of this challenge...
Ranger Crackle Paste
Cotton Candy, Soft Teal, Glistening Waves
Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays
Pretty in Pink Pink, Cotton Candy Pink
Little Birdie Flowers
Natasha Arctic Ice
LemonCraft Vintage Time 007
Pink Micro Beads
Art Alchemy Sparks Paint
Rebecca-lee Fisher Mood Board Challenge.
I absolutely adore the colours of this months mood board challenge. Blue is such a calming colour. The shabby chic/bo-ho feel to this months mood board allowed my creativity to run wild.
I started by using little birdie Embossing Texture paste through my favourite stencil. I love watching this stuff dry, just magical. It goes on like paint but when you dry it with a heat gun it puffs up and becomes so textured.
I then covered the whole canvas in black gesso.
Then i painted the canvas with Finnabair Icing Paste (Mystic Turquoise) I also used a mixture of Lindys sprays. Sorry i didn't take progress pictures of the sprays. I used
(Time Travel Teal, Tibetan Poppy Teal, Ocean Breeze Blue and Buccaneer Bay Blue)
I also gently rubbed the edge of the canvas with Finnabair wax (white gold)
I created an altered spoon. I used a McDonalds Sunday Spoon, Rust paste, gems, beads and chipboard cogs available in store.
I started by applying Finnabair Brown rust, then the Red rust finishing it off with the yellow rust paste. I use a very old, cheap brush when using the rust paste as i like the effect it gives. I used the same technique with the cogs and the arrow. I used gel medium as my adhesive to attach everything to the spoon. I also used a small white flower on a wire ti wrap around the spoon.
I used a variety of little birdie white flowers (available in store).
I used a little touch of yellow rust paste on the tips of the petals as well Lindys spray
(glory of the Seas Gold) to give the flowers a beautiful gold shimmer.
I used white cotton thread to place under the spoon, cogs and flowers. I attached white beads randomly around the canvas as well three amazing bling gems on the spoon and the cross on the bottom left side of the canvas..
Amazing chip board available in store.
I hope you have enjoyed viewing my blog as much as i enjoyed creating it.
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Glory of the seas gold
Buccaneer Bay Blue
Time Travel Teal
Ocean Breeze Blue
Tibetan Poppy Teal
Finnabair Wax (white gold)
Finnabair Icing Paste (Mystic Turquise)
Little Birdie Embossing Texture paste (iced slate)
Finnabair Rust Paste (brown, red and yellow)
Chip board and little birdie flowers.
Thank you for viewing my blog. Happy Creating
Mood Board Challenge Rules
Please use our mood board as inspiration
to create anything in any style.
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you will be offered a Guest Designer spot.
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