Firstly, thank you so much for all the lovely comments that you left on my village in a bottle. I am back again today with another set of altered bottles….
The best thing about this project is, you first clean the bottle and then you mess and dirty the place to make it look old and aged again!!! I love the vintage and grungy look of Tims’s work and none of my projects are complete without a bit of tearing, distressing or using Distress inks!!!
What more, my bottles today are based on a postal theme and have used the stamp set from ITSY BITSY ”Vintage stamps”.
The bottles were first given a coat of gesso and then went on to work 2 different techniques.
After the gesso, gave a coat of acrylic color in off white and then inked with DI, vintage photo on all the edges to give an aged look. Later mixed black and brown acrylic colors and did a generous color splat on the bottle. I fussy cut some floral print from DCWV French stack and using home made modge podge stuck it to the bottle. The cut out was inked with vintage photo too.
I tore out the word “beauty” from the same stack and then using the postage stamp and scrip stamp from the set went about randomly stamping all over the bottle with vintage photo DI.The butterfly too is from the same stack.
I then cut out a few mini tags from the same stack, distressed the edges using TH distressing tool and stamped some friendship quotes on it and hung it around the bottle neck with natural twine.
This is vintage style too but after the gesso, I painted a lovely apple green acrylic color and then used the crackle medium to create cracks. When it was tacky, I applied the top coat of yellow ochre and voila! There appeared the lovely cracks…Oh! I so love this look and it looked even better when I inked the edges with vintage photo.
Here, I have used a lot of Prima stamps…the doll is paper pieced in vintage colors and pearls and colored using D inks too. Have used the vintage postage stamp in this bottle too and the blooms are all hand made and have the script stamping on it too. I have used TH tattered florals die to create all the flowers here, inked and misted them with picked raspberry and milled lavender and then inked the edges with vintage photo to give the dried up look!
The PP is from “something blue” stack from Prima and have fussy cut some roses here. The tag too has a Prima sentiment. The lace flower on the lid is hand made too and inked with picked raspberry and vintage photo. The pocket watch is using Joycrafts die and TH visual artistry stamp!
The stamping against the cracks on the bottle just gives a lovely worn out look and personally , I like the 2nd bottle better then the first!
How about you??? Thank you so much for stopping by and would love to hear your feedback.
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