Monday, 14 April 2014
Lavender's blue... Altered bottle
Anyway, to get on.... I altered this bottle for a "bottle and jar" swap I organised on my facebook page. I have put lavender oil in it to make it a "Lavender bottle".
embroideries" and some narrow lace. i made sure the glue (just simple PVA wood glue does fine) covered all the glass. it just makes it easier to paint I feel. next I gave it a coat of "Rustic (a rusty brown)" DecoArt chalk paint. I let that dry and due to my glue still being a bit tacky, lovely crackles began to form as it all dried.
(PVA glue is a cheap alternative to crackle medium although not quite as reliable and effective.) then i gave it a coat of "Serene (a sort of duck egg blue)" Chalk finish paint. I highlighted the raised bits and some bits of the bottle with Treasure gold and treasure jewels in golds and blues, glued on some torn bits of tissue paper and added some beads and lace. the cameo in the middle is an "artemio brad". I just pulled the brad bit off the back.
I hope my recipient liked her swap. It was fun to do.