Hope you had a very happy Easter!
Hmmm! I am finding that I have a passion for altered art, mixed media and faux finishes!
I was inspired by the very talented Rosemary @ Villabarnes. She makes the most beautiful silver aged bottles. Go over there and you will be amazed. She achieves stunning olde worlde finishes!
Another inspiration was this little bottle of mine with its pretty patina!
Rosemary uses liquid silver leaf, but I don't have that. Plan B to the rescue. I used my pots of different colors of Baroque paste and just randomly aplied it to the bottle using more silver than the dark blue and aqua!
(By the way the bottle was a curb side find). For future altered bottle projects, I must get my hands on older bottles with lettering on it!
When I was happy with the look I started with the embellishment, using what I had on hand. I covered the cap with german glass glitter using craft glue and spraying it with artist varnish to set it.
I adorned the bottle with some lace and roped one of my bracelets around its neck. Then I made a small fabric tattered rolled rose and hot glued it to the lace. I found a cute aqua vintage button in my stash and hot glued that in the centre of the rose.
I found the image at The Graphics Fairy and printed it onto a scrap of cream fabric. I used the same method from Here to print the image onto the fabric! Then I used craft glue to attach it to the bottle. I could have printed the label a little smaller to show off more of the bottle's patina, but I will remember it for next time:)
I hope you love my first attempt at altering a bottle!
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