This is Maansi here and I am here with a brand new inspiration. New Year is a time for celebration. We all party and make new year resolutions. One of my new year resolutions is to concentrate on recycling and altered art.
Well, so I did start my new year with a few empty bottles of wine which had been left for discarding. So instead of throwing it away, I decided to alter these as decoration pieces for my room.
So, in went the bottles in hot water to clean them and remove the labels. Once the bottles were cleaned, they were ready for my art work. Here I have worked on two bottles using two completely different techniques.
Before I started on the bottles I applied gesso on both the bottles.
On the first bottle, I applied folkart paint in grey color. Then I went ahead and applied single step crackle in some places. I applied very thin coat so that I achieved very fine cracks. I then covered the entire surface with an off white chalk paint for the Matt look. This gave me very fine cracks in some places around the tissue.
Using Modpodge I adhered the tissue. Then the bottle was distressed with brown archival ink and some gold paint and some stamping. Splatters in grey and gold were added for extra effect and completed my bottle. In the end I have also added some jute cord painted in gold around the neck with a metal embellishment.
On the second bottle I adhered the tissue with Modpodge. Then I went about adding texture to the rest of the areas and even on corners of the tissue. To give extra dimension I added texturing on top of texture to create added interest. In areas texture was created using a simple 3D outliner. Once everything dried up, I have painted all areas in shades of green and brown using a sponge. I completed the bottle with hints of gold and some stamping.
Hope you like these inspirations and give this a try. And I can assure you that it's addictive.
Here are some pics of both the bottles together...
A closer image of bottles.
I am mentioning the name of the supplies used to create these bottles.
Supplies used from Nagashri Arts (Click on the supplies to visit the website www.nagashriarts.in)
Single step crackle
Wishing you a wonderful day