ered bottle for a tincture strenghtening the heart tattered angels 7gypsies

Altered bottle for a tincture strenghtening the heart

Upcycling, also known as creative reuse, is the process of transforming by-products, waste materials, useless, or unwanted products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value.

Karina Chelmaniacka picked an old glass bottle and gave it a new steamunk-ish life.
Let’s allow her to tell us about her new project…

Since February is a heart awarness month, I came up with this project. It is a recycled bottle for a tincture strenghtening the heart 🙂 It was really fun to make and some great products were involved:)
I hope you enjoy and find inspiration in my process.

What you’ll need to alter your bottle:
7gypsies Architextures™ Junque Pack – Warehouse

Tattered Angels Mixed Media Origins Mini Art – Elegant Ladies
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint – blue and copper
7gypsies Gypsy Frames
black gesso, old jewelery chain, thread, gauze,modelling paste, adhesive multimedium gel

I cleaned and dried the bottle first, then I started gluing pieces of gauze and thread for texture.
I also added some modelling paste and let it dry.

I thoroughly applied two layers of black gesso. You can use white or transparent gesso as well.
I wanted it to be dark so I chose dark primer.

While the gesso was drying, I cut out my lady from the Mixed Media Origins sheet.

Then I colored it with water diluted High Impact paint in copper.
Next, I cut a circle and a heart from this lovely, rusty sheet metal and glued it to the charm.

When the bottle was finally dry, I covered it with High Impact paint in blue.

Then again let it dry. Next step was gently painting the bottle copper with a soft brush, highlighting just the textured parts.

Finally, I started adding my embelishments. I used a strong adhesive multimedium gel for the metal parts.

And voila!
The bottle is ready to pour tincture of your choice into it:)

Happy upcycling!

– Karina –
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Working with Canvas Corp Brands, the home of Tattered Angels, 7gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics), since Jan 2017 and loving every single minute of it!!!

'Altered bottle for a tincture strenghtening the heart' have 2 comments

  1. February 17, 2018 @ 2:09 pm WuWu

    This is awesome😍😍


  2. February 17, 2018 @ 4:06 pm Julia Cotrim

    Very nice!


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