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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