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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Altered Bottle

Hey there! It's Bonnie here today with my take on the current ePlay Altered Bottle challenge. The bottle I chose is approximately 4" tall and 3" at its widest point. I decided to experiment with this challenge since the idea behind it is to push our boundaries.

I began by tearing remnants of melange Tissue Wrap into relatively small random pieces. I adhered these with Dina Wakley Gel Medium, overlapping and creasing/wrinkling it to create texture. This was left to dry thoroughly. The trick with adhering the tissue to the slick bottle was to put gel medium on both the bottle and the tissue and then tap more medium over the top rather than brushing it which just seemed to dislodge it.

Next two colours of Fresco Finish paint, Beach Hut and Antarctic, were sponged wet on wet using a piece of Cut n Dry foam over the tissue wrap still allowing the print and images from the tissue wrap to show through.

 Black Embossing paste was applied through TCW's Tiny Circles stencil in a few places on all sides. Once dry, the texture of the tissue and the embossing was accented with a layer of silver wax rubbed on with my finger.

Idea-ology Remnant Rub words were applied to the bottle on each side. A layer of cheesecloth which had been tapped with Peacock Feathers Distress ink to add random colour was adhered with Glossy Accents to the center of the bottle front behind a silver Idea-ology button with a turquoise center from the Accoutrements Classic Collection..

Silver wire was wrapped around the neck of the bottle and blue Swarovski crystal beads and silver star beads were threaded onto the wire to embellish the front of the neck.

I love the way this turned out and would not hesitate to repeat the process on a larger bottle. Experiment a success! Thanks for visiting today. You still have a week to enter our Altered Bottle ePlay challenge. Hope to see you there!


Here are links to the eclectic Paperie store for some of the products used above:


Rupa Swaminathan said...

Nice idea Bonnie and loved your embellishments!

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Gorgeous!! love the color!!

Sue Lelli said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS, Bonnie! LOVE the color and the wire with beads and your clear instructions with recommendations!

Broni said...

This is just gorgeous, Bonnie! LOVE the colors!!!

Suman Pandit said...

Love the bottle and the highlighting with silver is so beautiful !!

Tracy said...

Delicious color and texture!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful bottle Bonnie ! Love the texture you've created and the colour is gorgeous ! Sue C x

Julia Aston said...

The blue on this is just wonderful Bonnie! the tissue wrap gives it a great texture as well as the gauze under the adornment! Thanks for sharing how you created this!

Micki said...

OMG, Bonnie love how this bottle turned out, especially the color over the tissue wrap. It's gorgeous.