Altered Bottle with Mseal

Altered Bottle
          There is something so exciting about recycling crafts....if you are a recycling/ altered project enthusiast like me I am sure you agree it is so thrilling to see the transformation ! So when it was my turn to choose a swap theme for our small group of "Bangalore Papercrafters" I chose the theme altered bottle. There are so many beautiful wine bottles out there but my hubby is a teetotaler and I had to settle on altering a Dettol bottle [ yeah we have plenty of those being doctors and all!!]
Altered Bottle
After the usual scrub and label stripping , the Dettol bottle got painted with Gesso and white acrylic paint and sponged light green with Mowed lawn distress ink
Altered Bottle
Mounted a  3 D decoupage fairy image with nearly 5 layers  atop a lacey heart on one side of the bottle .[Here are more examples of similar fairy 3 D decoupage : Spinning card tutorial  and Altered Tin can]. Added a spray of pearls to splay over the little fairies!

3 D decoupage
          The other side of the bottle has a floral image which at first sight looks like paper/ napkin decoupage...well its neither! The image is a beautiful tattoo I had picked up from a local super market and experimented on the bottle using water to transfer the image! Haha yes it worked much to my surprise!! Anyway gave it a top coat of modpodge so that it doesn't flake off!

Thai clay rose
I experimented with Thai clay [an expensive air dry clay]for the first time and made the red roses. Working with Thai clay  was a bit of a struggle as it would dry out so fast; so used the much cheaper Mseal to make all the leaves [Click this link to read about Mseal and how to use it :  Mseal Art tutorial ]
Mseal Art
Mixed green oil colour in while kneading the 2 components of the Mseal and hence could achieve a better look than my rose leaves in Mseal Roses Art.
clay rose
Thai clay rose
The lacey white bow was made with a Sue Wilson die [ a gift from Shalini of Crafters Corner] and those pearly leaves are a find from a local fancy store!
Paper Bow
Here are the Mseal clay leaves winding over the edge of my altered bottle! The best thing about Mseal is you dont have to use an additional glue to stick it ! If you work while the Mseal is soft and pliable it will stick easily to glass/ wood/ metal!!
Mseal Art
The Dettol bottle had a rather sorry looking cap and I sculpted a more glamorous faux cap using Mseal and gave it a skirt of dangling crystal beads! Not too happy about the faux cap painting though!
Mseal art
Here is my altered bottle sitting in our showcase and the mirrors reflecting the other side too!
Altered Bottle
My bottle went to the multi-talented Anuja...hope she likes it !
Supplies : 3 D decoupage sheet :from Dufex, Crafters Companion company, Dies :Sue Wilson Filigree bow die from Crafters Corner ;Spellbinders Lacey Hearts, Mseal : local stationary Shop; Thai Clay : from Itsy Bitsy; Distress Ink : Mowed Lawn and Victorian Velvet

I hope you like my altered bottle...do tell me how it is....

Linking to Outlawz Twisted Thursday [ fav techniques are clay crafts + recycling crafts + die cutting and 3 D decopage!!],TTCRD 21-27 ,


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