On my journey I want to try new and exciting techniques and designs. I took this particular turn in the road to alter a Starbucks' bottle. I've been saving this for just the right time.
I have been slowly redecorating and renovating my house. In my kitchen was a huge table that did not fit. There has always been some type of foosball table or air hockey table in my dining room so the table was in my kitchen. I finally moved the air hockey table to the spare room. The table went back to the dining room. I've always wanted a two seat, bistro style table. I found one at JC Penny's believe it or not. It was 60% off plus I had a 20% off coupon. It was beautiful and my thought was "I'm going to get this table. Now how do I explain it to Jim? Show him the receipt." LOL
My table is now set up in the kitchen. I took down the once wonderful blue shelf and added a picture I found at Hobby Lobby. I wanted my "corner" of the kitchen to be both mine and Jim's so I purchased this fun photo of a chicken Paris style! I love the idea of Paris and Jim is an area supervisor for KFC. It’s fun.
The table was missing one thing: a vase. Thus, I embarked on a new side street of my journey.
The Altered Bottle
What I Learned
- Acrylic paint and alcohol ink creates an incredible effect! I painted the entire bottle with "True Blue" color acrylic paint. Once it dried I tapped on Ranger's Alcohol Ink, copper mixatives. It turned out so cool. I picked up the technique from a blog post by A Shabby Passion created in 2008. Yep, I'm slow.
- When creating a paper design around an object layout it out first on your mat and make sure the spacing works. I ended up taking all my diamond shapes off, redoing the paint and ink, then re-adhering the diamonds. I laid a strip of paper down on my craft mat and used my ruler to get the proper spacing and adhered them to the strip. I turned them over, added Modge Podge, and glued them to the bottle.
- The paper is from Graphic 45 scraps. I just needed 5 diamonds. I had just enough to do it twice. LOL
- The findings and baubles are from Tim Holtz's Idea-ology line.
- Next time I will bring the diamonds (or design) down a bit lower on the bottle.
- Keep everything! I pulled the dried leaves and branches from an old wreath and just added the sunflower.
A fun project!
I had a wonderfully, crafty weekend I hope you have a Crafty Day!
1. Jay settling into college life
2. a quiet Sunday
3. an understanding a loving husband
4. my beautiful birthday boy (handsome man) Adam
5. the beauty God's places in my life and gives me the eyes and wisdom to see