Wings on Wednesday have so far featured numerous projects, from cards to notebooks but never a bottle…
Today, Cathy Frailey shares her winged project with a Gypsy in a Bottle – rusty, grungy and totally awesome!!!
We’ve all heard of a genie in a bottle – well, how about a gypsy? You can create your own Gypsy in a Bottle with the help of Tattered Angels & 7gypsies! With a few rusty elements (the strainer was in my basement after hubby cleaned out the gutters!) & an empty bottle, you can create a unique and one-of-a-kind decor piece. And you’ll be upcycling & reusing things that might normally end up in the trash! Save everything – one man’s junk is my Wings on Wednesday project!
For the project you will need:
Bottle and Metal angel wings
7gypsies Architextures Mixed Media Pad – Ornate Frames
Tattered Angels Naturally Aged Kit – Granite
Rusty wire, Rusty wire strainer for gutter leaves
E6000 glue, Distress ink
Scissors, Hole punch, Paint brush, Heat gun
I started my project by layering my Granite kit colors, heat setting between colors.
I love the patterns and bubbles it produced.
Once the bottle was done, I scanned my gypsy and sized it to fit inside the bottle, then printed it double-sided. I didn’t want it to be huge since it was going to be hung by a rusty wire and I had to roll it up a little to push it down into the bottle.
Once cut out/distressed, I punched a hole and attached it to my wire, then attached the wire to the strainer.
Once I played around a little with bending the wire so the gypsy was hanging in the middle, I glued the strainer to the top.
After that, I used more rusty wire to attach the wings to the strainer.
You could add more color/rustiness to them using the same kit you used for the bottle.
I hope you like my winged project – I love it the rusty way but you could make it more shabby by adding lace and flowers.
There are always more than one way – don’t be scared to experiment!
March 12, 2018 @ 9:57 am Julia Cotrim
What a fun project!