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!!]
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
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
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
|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!
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!!
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!
Here is my altered bottle sitting in our showcase and the mirrors reflecting the other side too!
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....
Well at the moment, it is sitting in my studio and adding charm there! The tattoo was a real surprise and the dettol bottle now is unrecognisable!ReplyDelete
Ha Ha yes Rupa ...Even I hadnt planned on using a tattoo but I didnt have any good floral image and my experiment worked!Delete
Wow! This is a spectacular transformation! Anuja is so lucky to own this masterpiece. Both sides are incredible in design and detail. The leaves are amazing, as is the tattoo! ;) You are one smart lady! Stunning work as always, my friend! Have a beautiful day. :o)ReplyDelete
Hugs and blessings,
Thank you so much Karen...yes I must go to the super market and see if they have more of these tattoos!!Delete
superb as usual - Great tip on getting uniform green coloring on the mseal leavesReplyDelete
Thank you so much Divya...yes adding the colors while kneading helped save time tooDelete
This is too cute Sonia, a very perfect reuse & the leaves are looking lovely!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Khadija...tried to get the leaves pointing in different direction and the biggest challenge was defying gravity as Mseal is a bit heavy and remains pliable till it dries!!Delete
Gorgeous and amazing project.ReplyDelete
So good to have you drop in EllyDelete
today i decided to go checking out the blog world and my first stop was you... also i have promised my self to blog more... do check out my new post..
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Whoot, whoot, this is FABULOUS, fantastic altering, it soooooo beautiful, thanks for sharing hope you have a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS)))..ReplyDelete
Its fabulous Dr Sonia.. :) a dettol bottle no one can imagine it was a dettol bottle.. beautiful transformation and the tattoo fitted well in it.. M-seal rose and leaves are pretty ..shape of leaves are natural...Love this altered bottle :)ReplyDelete
Its looking amazing Dr Sonia :) Couldn't imagine that a dettol bottle could look so beautiful. Need to try this soon on my stock of empty wine bottles.....ReplyDelete
What an amazing transformation Sonia, love the bell shape and the leaves are incredible !!ReplyDelete
Wow! A beautiful change in the bottle. Love your 3D angels and those wonderful roses and leaves. Who knew that bottle could turn out so amazing!ReplyDelete
What a brilliant transformation of such a humble bottle! It's looks gorgeous with the image and the lovely embellishments. A fab tutorial yet again. Debra xReplyDelete
Fantastic recycling project Sonia..LozReplyDelete
Oh wow, it's absolutely stunning!! What a beautiful transformation this is!! The bottle looks so beautiful!! I love all of the details!! The image is so sweet!! The leaves look amazing!! Gorgeous project my friend!! Love, love it!! Have a great day :)ReplyDelete
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Another amazing project!! I've not heard of the "mseal" before! Very interesting! You make up some really unique and stunning creations! I love to come see what you come up with next!! This is amazing! HUGS :)ReplyDelete
Wow what a beauty this is!! A boring looking dettol bottle could be transformed into something so gorgeous. My fav are the mseal leaves. I m inspired to try out mseal art. Over to ur tutorial for the same...ReplyDelete
What a transformation of plain looking dettol bottle !! It looks gorgeous..and the tatoo is real surprise ,I was guessing decoupage napkins or paper piecing ! Loved the mseal flowers n leaves !ReplyDelete
What a lovely job you did with that humble bottle. I love your sculpted cap. your rose is beautiful and your leaves are amazing.ReplyDelete
WOW!! So beautiful Sonia..the rose you made and the leaves are fabulous..mine always end up with fingerprint dents all over the place...love the idea using tattoos and they worked perfectly..beautiful work.ReplyDelete
You have altered the bottle in a great way. Pretty roses and leaves.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful up cycle. Love the image and all the flowers.ReplyDelete
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wow!! this is amazing!!! love the flower and leaves... the tattoo looks so pretty!!ReplyDelete
so beautiful as alwaysReplyDelete
hopefully you can join me one of these days to my TBT challenge
Gorgeous bottle dear..love the mseal leaves..the tattoo gives a very warm and bright feel to the entire piece. .awesome recycling! Happy diwali :)ReplyDelete
my heart is racing as I look at that rose...OH MY GOODNESS that's a piece of art and those leaves.GASP!!! Beautiful, beautiful work Sonia :)ReplyDelete
I loved it!
Mind blowing.... I would have never imagine a Dettol bottle. You have so beautifully transformed it :)ReplyDelete
Fabulous!!! Any detail is amazing and the recycle idea is clever!!ReplyDelete
Wow Sonia, this is so gorgeous!! Love the roses you made, and, well, just everything!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.
Gorgeous alteration as always :) The leaves are just superb!!ReplyDelete
as always super cool creations with lots of tecniques involved.love it.ReplyDelete
Love this beautiful recycled bottle! The tatoo transfer is so pretty- and yes, it does look like a napkin. The dimensional angel image is beautiful, and the roses and flowers of clay- gorgeous!ReplyDelete
amazing!!! never thought this type of use of dettol bottle. its superb.ReplyDelete
Vow! You are something else Doctor!ReplyDelete
My favourite ultered craft because i love nature n flowers its ossom and anew lesson to learn thanks .I have also started using products from ccorner.I have learnt many new things from you. Iameending some of my art pics.ReplyDelete