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Saturday 28 April 2012

Lace Fragments Altered bottle

Hi there, my project today is an altered bottle featuring a  beautiful lace flower from the new Lace Fragment stamps from Chocolate Baroque

I really enjoyed making this project. My son and his friends kindly emptied the bottle for me and once I'd washed it I gave it a generous coating of gesso. I used an assortment of pastel coloured acrylic paints from my stash to paint the bottle, making sure my brush was loaded with plenty of water to blend the colours together. Once this was dry I overpainted the bottle with pearl acrylic medium.  

I used air dry clay to make the central image, I stamped the lovely lacy flower into the clay and left the imprint to dry. Make sure you give your stamp a good wash to remove any excess clay.
I left the clay overnight to dry and painted it with distress inks before attaching it to the bottle with strong pva glue. 
I added some white raffia as a finishing touch and a couple of little paper roses.

I'm entering my bottle in the following challenges:
Corrosive Challenge: hit the bottle
Crafting for all Seasons: Anything but a card
Crafty Bloggers: love paints
Deep Ocean : punches/dies
Penny's PaperCrafty: Anything but a card
Shopping our Stash: Starts with a b.....bottle
Top Tip Tuesday: anything but a card

Thanks for visiting today and for all your lovely comments. Its great to get so much encouragement from my fabby blogland friends. 
Claire xx


  1. This is beutiful Claire. The colours are gorgeous and the air dry clay flower is brill.
    I'm guessing it wasn't squash in the bottle!
    Beryl xx

  2. Hi Claire. Your bottle is gorgeous and I love the clay flower. A beautiful keepsake piece. Thanks for sharing..........Annie :)

  3. Absolutely gorgeous, wonderful can you tell I love it? XOXO Zoe

  4. soooo gorgeous Claire! I really like the shimmer all over that you have created with the backdrop of beautiful pastel colours. Gorgeous!
    Dot x

  5. Wow - this is divine! Love the colours - perfect for this weeks challenge! Thank you for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week - we appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

  6. This is gorgeous Claire, love the colours. Thanks for sharing at CFAS too. Carol x

  7. Oh I just love all the texture in this bottle! Beautiful altered bottle, Claire!

  8. A beautiful altered bottle! So happy you joined us this week at Shopping Our Stash!

  9. A bottle! You don't see a lot of those in blogland. Great project! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  10. Cool! Not only did you use products from a bottle, but your project IS a bottle! Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge! :)

  11. This is beautiful - I love the effect with the colours and the flower is fab! son and his friends like something in a bottle shaped like this too ;)

    Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Anything but a Card' challenge. Don't forget if you share a Top Tip with us you could win our Top Tipper prize :)

    Thanks for playing :)

    Carol x

  12. Fabulous Bottle so vibrant and fun! Thanks for joining in with us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this time, Hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

  13. How pretty is this! Love the way you painted the bottle! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  14. I Love it I Love it I Love it !!! fab project absolutely brilliant ! ..... Good Luck in the CBN Challenge :o)) xxx

  15. Just no end to your talents girlie, fabulous.

    Hugs Shirley x x

  16. fab project claire

    thanks for joining us at CFAS this week

    jen xx

  17. I love how you recycled your bottle, the colours are great and the flowers are a nice soft touch. Thanks for joining the Anything But A Card Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.


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