Friday, 6 September 2019

It's a Dressed Up Bottle

Hello and Welcome. It's time for our 
It's always Anything Goes so anything is possible
as long as we use multiple mediums in our project.

I have wanted to try decorating a bottle and
so this month it happened. 
I didn't want to go too big to start so
 played around with an empty beer bottle.
I have photographed it on top of a patchwork piece
my sister made for me.
It was only after I finished it I realized I had made my bottle
in the colours of her kitchen so will give it to her
when I visit her later in the month.
First job was to gesso it
then some stenciling from Stamperia
I didn't like the one on the right so
made another one using Tim Holtz Grit Paste
then painted it up with Art Alchemy Acrylic Paints in
Metallic Lime Green/Gold Rush/Fresh Orange
adding some coloured cheesecloth
and unfortunately a few of the photos
of the added flowers weren't very good.
Continued on after arranging them with sea shells
 and a few punched ferns
and Cosmic Shimmer gilding flakes in Autumn Leaves.
Tied some cotton around the neck of the bottle
and glued it down towards the flowers.
Randomly added some Art Alchemy Wax to the sea shells.
Here's a few close up photos of the finished bottle.

Pop over and see what my Team Mates created this month as
they are a very creative bunch.
Love to see you join us in our Gallery Here

I am sharing this project over at Bleeding Art
for their latest Mixed Media Challenge

Details are Here

I have a very special project in the making for next month
so pop back again won't you.

Thanks for dropping in


Carol L said...

This turned out absolutely amazing, and what a conversation piece it will be when you gift it to your sister! Beautiful!

*Vicki* said...

Your bottle is stunning Ina! I love how you've decorated it with the Fall like colors and fun texture! I love doing bottles for mixed media! They're so fun to work with! :) TFS!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful mixed media art on that bottle and it certainly does not look like an ordinary beer bottle anymore. I bet your friend adores it too.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Wowser! Now that's thinking outside the box (or should I say bottle?). An amazing creation that can also be used as a little vase, I imagine? Super creation Ina!

Mac Mable said...

Wonderful mixing of the mediums and what fabulous colours, your sister will love it x. The stencilling looks so textural and the wax, flakes, flowers and shells look beautiful x.

Andree said...

A gorgeous project Ina. Lots of lovely layers, colours and details xx

Cathy F said...

I love upcycling bottles - yours is fab, girl!

Helen said...

Such a super clever project IN! Great details as always! I'm sur your sister will love it!!!! :)

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous result Ina, love the way you have finished this off and the shimmer gliding flakes are a lovely finish.xx

Lys said...

Fantastic textures for this transformation. I love the colours you chose and the focal flowers point.

Tammy said...

WOW Ina, this bottle is gorgeous!! I love the bright colors and all of the textures, the flowers are beautiful, stunning piece of art!

Judy McKay said...

Beautiful altered bottle Ida. Love the colours. Have a creative week. Judy

inkypinkyboo said...

Such a fun and colorful bottle project!

Thanks for joining us on the Bleeding Art Challenge!
Bleeding Art DT

butterfly said...

Wow - that's an amazing piece of upcycling... what fabulous bold colours - love the autumnal flowers - and gorgeous textures throughout.
Alison x

Carol said...

Great altered bottle Fab embellishments x

Suzette Hussey said...

Beautiful work as usual. I particularly love the texture.