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Welcome! Artfully Musing is a blog dedicated to sharing art and the techniques and products used. I'll be showcasing collage, altered and mixed media art as well as miniature. I hope you'll check back often and are inspired. Thanks for visiting! Laura
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Saturday, June 7, 2014

French Themed Altered Bottles Tutorial - Bottle Patinas & Applying Vellum & Transparency Film

You can see from the picture above, I’ve gone altered bottled crazy creating 15 sample bottles to give you lots of ideas for altering your own bottles.  In the video tutorial below, I demonstrate a variety of easy ways to add a patina to glass bottles using various spray paints, crackle paint and printed tissue paper.  I'll also explain how to apply images printed on transparency film and vellum.

TUTORIAL
To apply the collage images and ribbon/lace I used a Xyron Creative Station.

DETAILED BOTTLE PHOTOS & SUPPLY LISTS
Frosted Bottle with Paper Collage Image
Alpha Stamps Products Used on the this Bottle

Clear Bottle with Vellum Collage Image
Alpha Stamps Products Used on the this Bottle

Clear Bottle with Transparency Film Collage Image
Alpha Stamps Products Used on the this Bottle

Clear Bottle with Transparency Film Collage Image
Alpha Stamps Products Used on the this Bottle
Round Things Collage Sheet- Transparency Version
Black and White Striped Ribbon

Blackboard Paint Bottle with Vellum Collage Sheet Image
Alpha Stamps Products Used on the this Bottle

Blackboard Paint Bottle with Cardstock Collage Sheet Image
Alpha Stamps Products Used on the this Bottle

Tissue Paper Bottle
Alpha Stamps Products Used on the this Bottle

Mercury Glass Bottle
Alpha Stamps Products Used on the this Bottle

Crackled Bottle with Inca Gold Gilders Paste
Alpha Stamps Products Used on the this Bottle
Fancy Diamond Filigree Buttons
Unfortunately the manufacturer is no longer making the button I used in the center of the clock.  Another option would be to make your own embellishment using a Flat Lace Edge Setting or an Oval Setting and adding a cameo or charm to the center.

Crackle Bottle with Transparency Film Image
Alpha Stamps Products Used on the this Bottle
Round Things Collage Sheet- Transparency Version

Chalkboard Paint Embossed Bottle
Alpha Stamps Products Used on the this Bottle

Crackle Bottle with Rub-On
Alpha Stamps Products Used on the this Bottle

Clear Bottle with Vellum Collage Image
Alpha Stamps Products Used on the this Bottle

Frosted Bottle with Vellum Collage Image
Alpha Stamps Products Used on the this Bottle

Mercury Glass Bottle
Alpha Stamps Products Used on the this Bottle

Stay tuned for an upcoming tutorial on how to make jeweled buttons and embellishments like some of the ones you’ve seen on the bottles.

12 comments:

Jeanne Draachreider said...

Oh!!! What can be said about these incredible bottles? I have no words...they just make my heart sing and take my breath away. You are the Queen of embellishment Laura! :)

Diane at Craftin Your HeART Out! said...

OMG Amazing, I truly am at a loss for words. I am still amazed at your talent. Thank you again for another great tutorial and the mounds of inspiration you offer all of us.

Solange Barreto. (Lange) said...

Magnífico trabalho. Obrigada por compartilhar brilhante criação.
Amo o que você faz.
Beijo.

Lynn Stevens said...

Awesome bottles Laura, Haven't been over for awhile, so much catching up to do!
hugs Lynn

johala said...

Hi Laura
I love so much your ideas to decorate bottles.
I made some for my bathroom for shampoo, soap and perfums, it's prettier than modern plastic bottle!
Hugs and kisses

Lisa M said...

These are incredible! Thank you so much for the inspiration this morning :)

Shoshi said...

I can't get over how amazing these bottles are, Laura. I'm really keen to try! Lots of lovely materials and techniques. I particularly like the mercury glass but searching for the mirror paint, it's only available as an import here in the UK, for a ridiculous carriage price. I love the collage sheets - not something I've ever used before. Nice if you can download and print them yourself. Definitely something to explore further!

I've left a comment on your Youtube channel too, and "liked" the video and saved it as a favourite! Great stuff indeedy.

Thanks so much for your generosity in sharing the whole tutorial.

Shoshi

Seahorse Ranch Girl said...

C'est magnifique. Oh, Laura. These are beauties. That little crackled bottle with the cross on top especially appeals as do all things with crosses...and bees.

DonnaMundinger said...

Absolutely AMAZING! Love all of the different finishes you've done and the embellishments are soo gorgeous! Can't wait to try. xxD

Enchantments and Giggles said...

Your projects are always so inspiring. Will there be a new Halloween extravaganza this year?! My favorite!

Belladonna said...

Amazing bottles!

Martina2801 said...

My goodness, Laura ..... these altered bottles are beautiful. Each individual a great artistic work of art! Thank you also for the tutorial. I am once again very excited ......
I hope you are well and send you many sunny greetings.
Hugs MARTINA