Friday, May 1, 2015

Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Guest Designer - DecoArt Bottle

Hello Everyone!

I'm super excited to be here today as the May Guest Designer for RHEDD'S CREATIVE SPIRIT! Rhedd's is a mixed Media / Altered Art challenge blog and their challenges are always Anything Goes, so I sure hope you will join me in putting together something recycled or upcycled.

I have never done an altered bottle before, so I was anxious to give it a go. I went with a sort of part grungy, part vintage, part ancient relic sort-of-a thing. I hope you enjoy.



I started my alteration by using some DecoArt Matte Medium to apply a layer of crinkled up tissue paper for a base texture. Next I applied a layer of Americana Acrylics Bluegrass Green and dry brushed on some Lamp Ebony Black in random spots. Next is a thick layer of DecoArt Weathered Wood.


Take a little Vaseline on your finger and rub a little bit here and there and then paint with a layer of Crafter's Acrylic Tan paint. The Vaseline prevents the paint from drying, you can then take a cloth and lightly wipe away the paint from the Vaseline areas, this leaves patches of the Bluegrass Green showing.

All of my embellishments were made with crafter's clay and silicone molds. I painted them all with Lamp Ebony Black and then used Crafter's Acrylic Turquoise and Americana Bluegrass Green to fill in the recesses and give it a faux patina look.



I highlighted the black drips are made from hot glue, an idea I got from the very talented GEORGIE on her altered bottled, which you can see HERE. I painted them black and highlighted them, as well as all the embellishments with Tarnished Brass metallic paint. The gemstones were coloured with alcohol ink. I also dry brushed on a little extra Lamp Ebony Black paint here and there just to add a little more distressing.







UPDATE:
My altered bottle won awards in the following wonderful challenges:


  

That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.


79 comments:

  1. What a beautiful flask! Hugs, Valerie

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  2. Gosh -- this is unique! A WOWSER Pamellia!

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  3. Fab,fab,fab! a really beautiful work of art, you are amazing with your creations Pamellia .

    Big Hugs .
    Elaine H X

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  4. OMG!! Stunning !! Fabulous texture and colors!

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  5. Another fantastic creation, Pamellia! You are the queen of altering! I love everything about this beautiful bottle you altered! It's an outstanding work of art, my friend! Thank you so much for the tutorial and for the great inspiration!
    Big hugs :)
    Branka xxx

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  6. Morning Pamellia,

    OMG STUNNING! So love this, what a beauty. Love all the colouring and I love how you have made the frame/butterfly oldie looking, I may have to borrow this idea from you lol! Especially as there is this new blog challenge starting next week it would fit in well lol! Just such a beautiful creation.

    Have a great day

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    Morning Wendy,

    Gorgeous card and I so love this Peach colour, just beautiful, it does go well with the Brown. Like you I like different combinations of colour so it is hard to choose though Aqua/Tea/Purple are favourites lol!

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. I knew you'd come up with something stunning, and you definitely didn't disappoint! Utterly, utterly gorgeous work hun!
    Thank you so very much for playing along as guest designer at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month! x

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  8. What an amazing project, Pamellia! It looks as if this was discovered at the bottom of the sea amongst other treasures! Wow!
    Have a lovely weekend! xxx

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  9. Such an exquisite work of art Pamellia xx

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  10. Wow, so fine!! Love the bottle. the "drops" down the side it sooo cool.
    I have added me as a follower of your blog ;)
    You are most welcome to peek in and look at what I make if you want.
    Have a nice week. :)
    Susanne

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  11. Fantastic look! Love the transformation and the techniques used. Hugs xx

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  12. Awesome Pamellia. Love it. Hugs Veerle ;-)

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  13. love altering bottles and have a great fondness for altered works, this is just outstanding Pamilla !! love the texture by using the tissue paper and all your embellishments are just fabulous !!

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  14. This is fantastic...I am falling short of words to appreciate you now! Do you even need that...you are just outstanding! I love every bit of this bottle, the colors, antiquing and the silicon add ons are just aesthetically done. A big bow and hugs my dear.

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  15. Wow what a transformation! I love it, so different from the original.
    Lorraine

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  16. A stunning transformation Pamellia. I love the layers of colours and the metal embellishments. The glue drips are a fabulous touch. It really does look like an antique relic xx

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  17. Is there anything you can't do Pamellia?! Yes this is a wowser in every sense of the word....a real stunner ;)
    Have a fab weekend
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  18. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Adore the colours and the drips and gorgeous butterfly. Wonderful. Tracy x

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  19. Fabulous work of art, gorgeous colours and love the design.xxx
    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  20. Stunningly beautiful. The colors just wow me. And all your techniques were the perfect combination to lusciousness on a bottle! j.

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  21. Stunningly beautiful. The colors just wow me. And all your techniques were the perfect combination to lusciousness on a bottle! j.

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  22. What a great bottle transformation Pamellia, those drips look super. Well done on your GD post. Enjoy the weekend xx

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  23. Yes please a whole window ledge of these beauties catching the sun would look amazing. How about a series of these Pamellia, maybe you could make them as xmas presents, oooh you have got my mind racing.

    Thank you so much for showing how you created your 'look' and i appreciate your beautiful macro shots so we can see all the fantastic details :-) xxx

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  24. Wowzers! This looks incredible! The before and after pictures are stunning - I could not imagine from the before pic that it would turn out so beautifully! I love all the texture and gorgeous details! The added metal is fabulous! Just amazing, Pamellia! Enjoy your weekend!

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  25. What a delightful transformation! love the colors, the drippy gold along the neck and all the wonderful butterflies and metal pieces! congrats on being guest DT! You are SO in demand girlie!!!

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  26. WOW!!! Your altered bottle is stunning! Fantastic job!! Thanks for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew this week for our "Opposite Day" challenge!

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  27. This is amazing Pamellia!! I love the ancient relic feel that you've given this bottle, it's amazing!! Everything you touch turns to crafting-gold!!

    Thank you for my link and shout out hun, I'm honoured to have inspired you :)

    Big hugs my friend,
    Georgie xxx

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  28. OMG Pamellia I am in awe. This altered bottle looks magnificent, the colours, the detail as always is just mind blowing, I love it so much.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  29. WOW This is stunning Pamellia. I love the colours and your attention to detailing is just amazing!
    hugs Sue xx

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  30. OMGosh this is amazing Pamellia! What beautiful colors and details, I love all of the clay mold accents... FABULOUS!!
    Big hugs, Tammy

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  31. Girl you are so very talented! I love this altered bottle it's just perfect! Your attention to detail is amazing! Thanks so much for the awesome tutorial! I've done a couple of these bottles and luv doing it! So I want to give this a go. Blessings

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  32. You are truly amazingly creative, this is such a gem of a project, I really don't have words to describe what I feel about it. GORGEOUS.

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  33. Wow Pamellia, you never fail to amaze me with your stunning creations.
    Julie x

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  34. You've done it again Pamellia!! What a STUNNING altered glass bottle...oh my word this is GORGEOUS!!! I've just been having a play myself with painting images on glass...still needs work...lol!!! LOVE THIS!!!!!! Have a most wonderful weekend Pamellia!!
    Take care,
    Beth

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  35. A stunning alteration, it looks amazing.
    Yvonne xx

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  36. Wonderful Pamellia, the effect on the bottle looks fantastic and I love the added embellishments, super transformation!!

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  37. When I first saw your altered bottle,it just blew me away...and I am still enthralled but it, it's stunning.
    It's a pleasure and a privilege that you are our Guest Designer this month...xx

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  38. Pamellia, I run out of words for you! Dear friend, your bottle is a work of art! The texture and dimension are amazing, but what really grips me is how you gave it an entirely new personality, bursting with character and drama. You are something else! (I will be popping you a technique question sometime this weekend!) Extraordinary creation once again, you talented cookie! :o) Have a twinkly night!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  39. What an alteration! WOW! Gorgeous bottle!

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  40. Great transformation, love the drizzles of gold. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

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  41. Wow This is amazing Pamellia. such lovely colours and your attention to detail is wonderful - a stunning project.
    Have a lovely weekend..
    Pauline
    x

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  42. You really have the magic fingers, Pamellia. Your alteration art piece is fabulous, really love it. The surface which you made is unbelivebly beautiful.
    Wish you a wonderful weekend, my friend,
    hugs xx

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  43. Hi Pamellia
    Oooh, looks like something from a Harry Potter film. Very atmospheric, intricate and amazing.
    Clever idea with the Vasoline too. Love it!
    Have a great weekend.
    Ang x

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  44. This is really cool! I love the little drips of metallic goodness streaming down the sides. That hint of turquoise that peeks through is really lovely.

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  45. What a complete transformation! It's completely unrecognisable from the jar that started and looks fantastic now. LOVE those drips at the top in particular. Jenny x

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  46. WOW!!! Pamellia, this is amazing!!! So many stunning details, I don't even know where to begin!!! First of all I love the colors you used; texture is stunning, the embellishments are giving this piece such an ancient relic look; your painting of the glue drips is so perfect!!! How on earth did you do that??? Love the addition of that charm chain! Fantastic make my dear!! Looks like a powerful potion bottle :) Just stunning!!! Have a great day my friend!

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  47. Its Stunning ! By no angle it looks like handmade ..a piece of art straight from a vintage shop !

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  48. Oh Pamellia ~ this is amazing! I love the drips down the side of the bottle and it looks like a beautiful piece that you would buy in an antique shop ~ stunning work! Thank you for sharing and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.. :) Hugs x

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  49. Oh my gosh, amazing!! What a transformation!! I love all of the fabulous techniques you used to alter the bottle!! It looks so gorgeous!! The drips are such an awesome touch!! I just love, love this!! Wow!! Your talent is incomparable!! Stunning!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  50. Wow, i'm lost for words, this is amazing...all the details in this stunning piece of art..wow! Hugs Carole Z X

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  51. This will change the way I see an empty bottle from now on! Goodness- this is just beautiful! I just love the medallions and the way they are painted, the jewels are gorgeous, and I love the drips highlighted in gold. The butterflies are also amazing. You are something else- your projects are just amazing!

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  52. Amazing project, I love the incredible embellishments and all of that 'paintwork'. Another stunning project. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  53. WOW Pamellia this is just gorgeous!!! You did an outstanding job on this one! Love this, love the vintage, grudge look. Would you be willing to do a tutorial on how to use this same type of method to create this look on other glass jars or bottles? Thanks for sharing! Stop by my blog today 5/3 for a blogaversary blog hop and some fun giveaways!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

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  54. Hi Pamellia,
    what a very superb creation.
    Your work is outstandingly superb, and very clever designing too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  55. Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

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  56. Beautiful project Pamellia! What an amazing transformation! Love the pretty colors and all the texture! Hope you have a great Sunday!

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  57. You should have seen my eyes when I saw what you made with that bottle. My goodness girl, your hands must be magical! What a transformation, WOW! This is beyond amazing. Please, please, pleeeease, have some mixed media classes (here)!!! ;)

    Hugs! xx

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  58. Ooops ... Forgot to say ... Congrats on your GDT spot! :)
    xx

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  59. Congratulations indeed ! I am really digging this bottle. It's got that Viking/Gypsy/Turkish mix going on that I adore so much. Inspiring !

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  60. Stunning! Thanks for playing our Opposite challenge at Shopping Our Stash!
    Hugz,
    Chana, DT

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  61. Okay! So you went to an amazing antique shop in Paris and found this.....no...wait.....there are photos......products used....,,,how it was done...,..but you could have said you went to this amazing antique shop in Paris!! This is stunning Pamellia!! Hugs, Chrisx

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  62. A fun, BEAUTIFUL project, Pamellia! hugs, de

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  63. wow what a awonderful project , gorgeous textures and wonderful details x

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  64. Gorgeous altered bottle Pamellia! It looks amazing, love it.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    hugs
    Mandy xx

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  65. oh wow! this is wonderful, so pretty and so CLEVER! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! :)

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  66. WOW! This is an amazing transformation Pamellia - I so love the effect you have created on the bottle which looks like stonework! Absolutely stunning and so amazingly creative - I love the colours and the drips are just divine. I Just so wish I could sit with you while you are creating - so much to learn from such a very talented person xxx

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  67. I think I'll just echo what Jennie said above! Astounding, my friend! Love the drips and those colors, and oh, those fabulous embellishments! Truly this looks like a treasure that was unearthed from an archaeological dig! Love your amazing transformation! Big hugs, my super talented friend! Oh, for a day spent in your presence! Adding that to the bucket list!

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  68. Wow! What a beautiful altered bottle - was great to see you as Guest Designer at Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Steffi :o) xx

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  69. Wow how creative! The detail is outstanding! You have completely transformed this bottle into a treasure piece!
    Hugs,Tee

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  70. thats stunning , thanks for joining us at That Craft Place hugs, kay

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  71. Absolutely Brilliant Pamelia!! xx

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  72. That is truly FANTASTIC.... I love it!! Can't believe its the first time you've done one!! :) xx

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  73. A brilliant creation, you've acheived that artifact look hands down!!! FAB!! Ruth x

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  74. Beautiful altered piece. It has so many lovely details and the colour is fantastic. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Hope to see you back here again next month. Judy DT

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  75. Hi Pamellia...I just wanted to say a Big Thank you for being our guest designer for May...it was great having you on board and Thank You too for commenting on the entries.
    I hope you will still continue to join in with our challenges as I am sure we will have you back again as our guest designer...
    Hugs x

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  76. Pamellia, Your work never ceases to amaze me. This is fabulous remake and great tutorial I love the finished piece. Sorry this comment is so late in coming. Thank you for sharing this wonderful project in our May challenge on Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

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