That made me think about how I use water a lot in my crafting: water coloring, filling my mini-mister bottles, wetting my chamois cloth that I use to clean ink from my stamps. And usually when I need more water I get up and go to the kitchen for it. But if I just kept an extra bottle of water on my craft table, I wouldn't have to!
Obviously a water bottle is plastic, so that narrowed down my choices of inks to use and I decided on my Adirondack alcohol inks.
To start I dripped ink onto the bottle, letting it dry completely between colors so the colors wouldn't become muddy-looking. I used Stream, Lettuce and Wild Plum.
Studio 490 Clearly For Art, but didn't "punch" them from the sheet. I left them attached in order to have better control over my stamping and coloring. I stamped the images in Archival Jet Black ink.
Clearly For Art sheet from the stamped image. Then I dripped on some Lettuce ink. The blending solution helps the ink flow on the sheet.
Clearly For Art sheet.
I wrapped the bottle with a strip of lime green felt.
BONUS TIP: To evenly cut the felt, I laid it onto my Scor-Buddy and used my Tonic scissors to cut along one of the score grooves.
1" wide Scor-Tape.
Then I pulled out my Heat tool to warm the Clearly For Art flower and leaves until they were pliable, shaping them with my hands, then adhering them with Scor-Tape as well.
It was pretty hard to get photos of a clear bottle filled with water and the shiny and clear flower, but here it is again, along with a close-up and a photo of it sitting on the shelf above my desk.
That's it for me today. Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my Altered Bottle. Will you play along in our challenge?