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.