Saturday, 4 May 2013

3 Wishes Altered Bottle

At last!  Here is my DT entry for the new eclectic Paperie Get Altered Challenge. Donna Marie has set the the challenge this month and you can see her totally amazing altered bottle over on the eP blog here. Believe me it's stunning. The rest of the team are also adding their inspiring creations. So if you fancy having a go at altering a bottle or jar, hop over to the eclectic Paperie blog, follow the challenge guidelines and let us share in your amazing creativity. You may even win a $15 prize to spend in Kim's wonderful eclectic Paperie online shop.
The Challenge got me hunting around for a suitable vessel to alter. It had me rooting about in the fridge and emptying shelves of all those jars and bottles with just a few dregs of whatever left inside.

I finally decided on, a good old sauce bottle. I loved Donna Marie's project so much with all it's glitz and bling, that I decided to follow suit and go for an oppulent look. I started by dabbing on some 'Flitter Glue' and adding a few sheets of imitation gold leaf from my craft stash. It's a little tricky to handle when you have glue on your fingers, so if you try this keep some baby wipes and a towel handy. I used Distress Paint in tarnished brass to fill in the gaps and used Black, Vintage Photo and Frayed Burlap to add a bit of vintaging. As I worked on it I decided that it was going to be a 'Wish Bottle' and that I would make three wishes and seal them inside. To add some texture to the sides of the bottle, I smoothed on some Wendy Vecchi embossing paste through Donna Downey's  6x6 Turkish Grunge stencil.
Once this was dry, I added just about every gold medium I had to handfilling in any gaps and creating mre texture, this included Inca Gold paste, Tarnished Brass Distress Paint and Treasure gold paste. My hands were a picture, largely because I used my fingers as brushes, I was having a ball! Once these layers were dry, I broke open my new Tim Holtz Remnant Rub Ons and added groups of words to the surface. Now, I should have let the surface dry a whole lot more before doing this, as the rub ons wanted to stick to any sticky part of the surface and when I tried to remove the backing sheet some of the surface started to lift off still I persevered and although the words are a bit random in places I love the over all look.
The final stages were to add the embellishments. The metal corners are by Creative Expressions  and the gems are from my stash. The number is a die cut which has been heat embossed with 2 layers of Ranger UTTE, with gold leaf added over the enamel. All have been adhered to the surface with Glossy Accents. I had a brilliant afternoon working on this bottle and making my three wishes, now sealed inside the bottle. I think they are probably the same as people all over the world would wish for. Lets just hope that they come true, then again maybe they already have !x
So, why not get altering your own bottle or jar and join in with this fun challenge, we would love to see what you come up with! below are some of the supplies I've used that Kim stocks in the eclectic Paperie shop.







  

20 comments:

  1. And your makeover is equally stunning Toni, it looks so tactile with the elements you have added, the words have a lovely vintage look to them and the gold colouring is fabulous - would love to have seen your fingers afterwards! A stunning make. Hugs, Anne x

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  2. I suspect you have fingers like Midas! Love your bottle Toni, and you've given me the best reason yet for using rub-ons. Hope all your wishes come true - they deserve to having created this Toni. Hugs, Jenny x

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  3. Fabulous altered bottle.. the gold is AmAzing, Love the elements & those rub ons are Brilliant.. Your hands will be gold forever tee-hee.. Have a great BH weekend... Hugs May x x x

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  4. WOW-WOWEE-WOW Toni, this piece is completely stunning! All the layers of different golds and grunge are perfectly yummy. The rub on words are so cool - I never would have thought to put them on. The finishing touches of the number and metals are perfect. AWESOME!

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  5. Wow! Love the gold, love the layering and the touch of rub-ons. Fabulous bottle!

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  6. This is stunning...LOVE all the gold and bling! Those filigree pieces add just the right touch..."a golden work of art" for sure :-)

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  7. This is a gorgeous wish bottle. I love your whole concept and execution. Such beautiful details. I can so imagine you having fun making this.

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  8. Came here to look at this a couple of hours ago and ended up following your links and journeying through the internet, lol.

    Anyway, I ramble....I absolutely love this bottle Toni. The gold is a brilliant idea and all your details are smashing.

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  9. Just amazing... gorgeous gilding, and the textures are fabulous! What a brilliant make...
    Alison x

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  10. Hi Toni
    this is amazing I love all the detail, the texture and layers make for a wonderful piece of art, really amazing
    Ria

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  11. Toni, your bottle is amazing! What a transformation.... I love everything about it. Gorgeous!

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  12. Wow, Toni, this is stunning! I love all of the textures and the text...beautiful!

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  13. Your bottle makeover is amazing. I've been wondering how to alter a bottle and make it gorgeous, and you have done just that. TFS your wonderful techniques. I am inspired to make a bottle of my very own.

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  14. Oh my Toni . . .Fabulous altered bottle..love every single detail!!
    Big hugs
    Tracy
    xoxox

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  15. Hi Toni...after you've made your three wishes, can you ship it over and allow me three??? What an ELEGANT BEAUTY! Fabulous design and oh the metal color is GORGEOUS! I love the sentiment as well...fabulous! Maybe I need a bottle too! Awesome!

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  16. This is truly exceptional! Wow!! I love this and think I want to make one like it now. Gorgeous!

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  17. What an inspiration you are and thank you for sharing your work.

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  19. This is wow I love it Thank so much I'm going to try to do it.God Bless You

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