Sunday, 5 March 2017

Altered Bottle

This started life as a boring brown beer bottle, it is my first attempt at an altered bottle and I am very pleased with it.

I started my covering the while thing in black gesso, I gave it two coats to ensure the glass was properly covered. Next I used a mix of spray inks to colour the bottle. I used the blue first and then the other colours over that, I then added a coat of clear crackle to get the aged effect I was after. Finally, once the crackle had done it's thing, I used a metallic wax in places to give some accents.

When it came to decorating the bottle I first applied a piece of blue sparkled net. It is difficult to see in the main  picture but can be seen a bit better in the close up below. I topped this with a variety of mulberry paper flowers, beads, a glass spray and some gold wire.

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