Monday, January 2, 2012

The Fun in Art is Playing!

The fun part of creating is playing and experimenting! Sometimes it is a complete flop (okay....many times!), and other times, it is a stroke of genius! I have been playing with alterables and even dabbling in a bit of photography. I am not great, but the fun is in the learning!

My project today is another glass bottle similar to the one I posted the other day. I changed up the colors a bit and used the Vintage Labels set by Crafty Secrets for the little tag. I added some flowers that were created using a Sizzix flower die. I added green stamens I purchased off of Etsy.
I mentioned the other day, when using alcohol inks, that I used two different colors. Here I used purple and a bit of silver. After it dries, which is pretty darn quick, I rubbed a bit of glossy accents over the bottle and sprinkled clear coarse glitter over it.

The leaf was cut using my Cricut and Mother's Day Bouquet Cartridge.


Someone recently asked if the ink washes off, and the answer is no. It is permanent, at least with soap and water. You can fill the inside of the jar with candies, embellishments, etc. The sky's the limit! : )

I am working on a Valentine's jar right now and will post soon!

I found this interesting technique on Pinterest called Bokeh. I decided to experiment a bit with it. As I said before, I am not great at it. I don't even think I am good.....but it was fun to play! Here is my feeble attempt at using the Bokeh effect with my camera.

And one last picture before I take my lil' family to see the Muppets movie.......Brian and I on New Year's Eve......... : )

Have a great day! Thank you so much for stopping by! It means the world to me...... : )

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16 comments:

WELCOME said...

LOVE the glass bottle and alcohol ink technique! So pretty! Enjoy you movie and have a super day!

Houses Built of Cards said...

So sweet and pretty! I agree - the fun is in playing and experimenting - even if it doesn't turn out right!

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Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Michelle, I absolutely loved that green jar, saw it here and on Pinterest, but this one, oh my goodness, it is absolutely breathtaking! TFS!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Allison said...

Great mix of elements! Love those flowers!

Marcy said...

Happy New Year, Michele! I just love the purples and greens & sparkles of your jar. It's just so pretty!

EllenaElizabeth said...

Once again a pretty result. I actually decorated a bottle for my friend's christmas present. She loved it. I filled it with buttons of course...LOL

Candice said...

Absolutely beautiful! I'll definitely have to try this one!

Cricut Couple said...

You had me at purple! I have to try this! Stunning!!!

vdoyle8 said...

I am going to give this a go for Valentine's day -- so great! And thanks for addressing my question about the permanency of the ink. I really enjoy your blog and look forward to your posts! Happy 2012!

Carolyn/MamaC said...

Thank you for sharing the photo! What a good-looking couple! :0)
The altered bottle is beautiful!
Carolyn
http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

Maria said...

Oh Michele, this is sooo gorgeous!! I am now saving all the glass bottles and mason jars I can find!! Thank you for sharing and hope you're having a wonderful New Year so far!

Barbara A. said...

Wow.....I LOVE the purple and the green glass! Can't wait to see more, and THANKS for the alcohol ink technique!

Ohhh Snap said...

Gorgeous jar!! I love experimenting too.

Karen Letchworth said...

Michelle: These delightful white flowers as well as the yellow ones in the post below, you said are from a Sizzix die. Can you please tell me which die you used. These are just too lovely for me to resist. I appreciate the help.
Karen
karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Kingypcg said...

Michelle, I absolutely loved that green jar, saw it here and on Pinterest, but this one, oh my goodness, it is absolutely breathtaking! TFS!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

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