Altered Bottle

This was a project for Eclectic Paperie: Get Altered Challenge – Message in a Bottle.  All I had lying around was a beer bottle so that is what I started with.  The cord was out of an Apple shopping bag and was laying on my work table, so I decided to incorporate it.

DSC_0002I embossed some aluminum foil for dimension on the bottle.  I fill in the de-bossed side of the aluminum foil with modeling paste in order to retain the embossed image as I adhere it to the bottle.  I use aluminum foil instead of paper, because I love the crisp deep impressions it takes.  DSC_0003I added a couple of coats of paint to the aluminum foil and then topped it with some Distress Stain.DSC_0029I used Matte Accents by Ranger (they no longer make this product, Glossy Accents would work just as well) as the glue to wrap my newly created bee hive aluminum paper around the bottle.DSC_0031I used a hot glue gun to add the cord around the bottle and stuck the bees from my stash on the bottle with modeling paste and let it dry.DSC_0037I then painted it so that it would blend with the color of the bottle.  I think the bees are by Jolee.DSC_0046The label on the bottle was a left over product from my last post still lingering on my work table.  The book-plate was cut out of chipboard using the book-plate and Tag die cut from Sizzix.  I painted it copper to tie in with the sticker strip, from K and Company, wrapped around the bottom of the bottle.  DSC_0054The silver bee is from Momenta.  The ball chain was painted with black gesso and adhered using Matte Accents.


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About Sam

A lover of crafts and art trapped in the mind of an accountant. My dream is to someday be set free of the cubicle prison. Meanwhile, I craft and I create to set my mind free.
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9 Responses to Altered Bottle

  1. George says:

    I like it!

  2. Teresa Jaye says:

    oh WOW your bottle is gorgeous! I love the embossed aluminum foil and the color you created is amazing! I have so enjoyed looking back through your blog, your work is beautiful and I love how you include your kitties in your crafting and your posts. I will definitely be stopping back again and hope you’ll visit me again too!

  3. butterfly says:

    Oh, wow – what a stunning altered bottle – just amazing! The texture and golden honey tones are just fabulous! Thank you so much for playing along with us at eclectic Paperie! And thank you for taking the time to visit too…
    Alison x

  4. may says:

    O my word, WOW…This is amazing work… Fabulous texture, & colours…Love the bees too… Hugs May x x x

  5. tonitat says:

    Love your altered bottle! A really great idea, thankyou for joining in with the eP challenge hope to see you in the next one x

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