Friday, December 30, 2011

Altered Glass Bottles....

Good morning and happy Friday to you! I am finally getting my crafting mojo back and I am such a happy camper! I have an altered glass bottle to share with you today that I picked up from Hobby Lobby awhile back. I wanted to change the color of the jar, so I pulled out my Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks. These work fantastic on glass and the dry time is super short! Just take out the colors that you prefer. I usually pick two coordinating colors to give it a bit of depth. Here I picked a green and turquoise color. I squirt my stamp pad and swiped and pounced on the glass. You can go over it endless times, until you reach the desired effect!
After the glass bottle changes to the colors you like, it is time to embellish! I used my Sizzix flower die and Papertrey Ink felt. I added pearls to the centers of the flowers, added a bit of glossy accents, and sprinkled glitter over the flowers. The leaf was cut using my Cricut Machine and the Thanksgiving Cartridge. I added these stamens that I ordered off of Etsy.

The labels on the bottle are from Crafty Secrets and is part of the Vintage Labels set. (Which by the way, Crafty Secret's is having a HUGE sale....so be sure to check it out!!) I stamped the frame on vellum with Staz On ink and cut it out by hand. The sentiment was stamped on yellow paper and hand cut into a banner shape. I adhered both to the jar. To give the jar itself a bit of sparkle, I rubbed the bottom of the jar with glossy accents and sprinkled a bit of glitter on that too!

See that cool little flower tucked underneath the yellow ones? That was cut using window screen! Yep! Totally cool huh? I love experimenting with different items to make my flowers with!

I have a couple more jars in the works that I will share with you shortly!

In case I don't get a chance to post, have a very Happy New Year!!! Hugs to you all!

11 comments:

Carolyn/MamaC said...

Wow! Beautiful jar! Love the vintage look! Can't wait to see the others!
Carolyn
http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What a beautiful jar. Love the colors.

Many blessings to you and your family in the new year!

Kim Rosati said...

So pretty - great after the holidays idea! Happy New Year!

marilyn said...

So very pretty!!!

Cricut Couple said...

Oh Wow! This is gorgeous!

Cathy said...

Wow I really have to get some alcohol inks. This is a great project, the felt flowers ore beautiful. TFS. Happy New year to you:)
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mani said...

Its awesome , what a work, really nice .use of stamping paint and craft is really nice.
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vdoyle8 said...

Window screen?? Shut up!! What an awesome idea - that I would NEVER have thought of. And it is the perfect accent. Gorgeous jar -- does the alcohol ink stay on or does it wash off with water? Like could I fill the jar with snack mix and give it as a gift or should I stick to wrapped candy? Just wondering if you know...
Thank you for all the inspiration and talent you share. Wishing you and your family a Happy and Healthy 2012 - Blessings to you in the new new year!

Larissa Heskett said...

Its been awhile since I have visited, but I wanted to see what you were up to~~so glad I did!! I LOVE those felt flowers and that cute glass jar!! Reminds me of the Vintage Dipression glass that you can find sometimes not so cheaply!!THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS New Year's Day!! =)

Patter Cross said...

Love your work, and these are no exception! Just beautiful! Blessings,

Maria said...

I lovvvvvvvvve this!!! So gorgeous!!