Friday, 1 July 2016

Twin beauties!

Hello crafty friends..
Welcome to my page today. Beginning of another month and that means we start with our challenge at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit where it is always “anything goes”, altered art or mixed media. So do play along.
It’s a beautiful weather here and I have been doing quite some stuff from my studio! Today I would like to share 2 little beauties with you...well, they were nowhere close to being beautiful in their previous birth...not getting me???
Here, have a look...
Am talking about these plastic pill bottles! 
These were  given to me by a crafty friend who trusted me to do something with them and so they reached my studio and this is what they became!
Very simple procedures and I made them into functional salt and tea shakers!
Firstly sanded them to give a tooth for the gesso application I then stuck some lovely prints on to them with modge podge and blended the back ground with co coordinating acrylic colors. 
A bit of stamping in the background and then some color splats to tone down the vibrancy! I also edged the bottle with acrylic paints...one a little vintage look and the other, a bit shabby.
Once dry, gave 2 coats of varnish and ensured their longevity, lol! I then drilled some holes on the lid and they officially became “shakers”!
They now sit bright and beautiful in my kitchen urging me to cook and I am actually having a good time and enjoying my cooking sessions!
I hope this inspires you to play along this month and do drop by to see what’s in store as inspiration for you there.
Until my next creative journey,
Happy crating and recycling.
Cheers.











10 comments:

  1. These are so cool Rupa..such a good idea to alter these pots in to shakers...love how creative you are...x

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  2. Wow, what a super idea. The pill boxes now look fabulous. They couls have so many uses now they are altered.
    Yvonne xx

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  3. Such a pretty transformation!

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  4. More fantastic altering, Rupa - the bottles look absolutely charming in their new incarnation. Sorry to have missed so much again lately. I've got a couple of weeks coming up soon where I hope to do some proper catching up.
    Alison x

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  5. Wow! You are just amazing , Rupa. I loved how those plain bottles for transformed into beautiful shabby chic and vintage pieces. You are tempting me to try my hands at decoupage :)

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  6. They're really great Rupa! And I just love that they're useful too. x

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  7. brilliant job and so practical let alone beautiful... hmm can feel a raid on my drug cupboard lol xx

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  8. these can cheer up any space you put them in Rupa !! pretty and functional !!

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  9. Beautiful alteration! May I ask if the papers you used were napkins or scrapbook type of paper? I ask because I am trying to see what should be the weight of paper so they adhere well on a curved surface. Thanks for the idea, tut and inspiration!

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  10. Beautiful alteration! May I ask if the papers you used were napkins or scrapbook type of paper? I ask because I am trying to see what should be the weight of paper so they adhere well on a curved surface. Thanks for the idea, tut and inspiration!

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