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Saturday, 28 April 2012

Lacy Fragments altered bottle by Claire

Hi there, Claire here with another sample using the beautiful Lace Fragments stamps.

I really enjoyed making this project. My son and his friends kindly emptied the bottle for me and once I'd washed it I gave it a generous coating of gesso. I used an assortment of pastel coloured acrylic paints from my stash to paint the bottle, making sure my brush was loaded with plenty of water to blend the colours together. Once this was dry I overpainted the bottle with pearl acrylic medium.  

I used air dry clay to make the central image, I stamped the lovely lacy flower into the clay and left the imprint to dry. Make sure you give your stamp a good wash to remove any excess clay.
I left the clay overnight to dry and painted it with distress inks before attaching it to the bottle with strong pva glue. 

I added some white raffia as a finishing touch and a couple of little paper roses.

Claire xx


  1. Love it be a great center piece with a candle
    mmmmm have a few half empty bottles ;)

  2. Love the splashes of pearly colour & the whole iridiscence of the bottle sets off the flower beatifully.
    Paula (PEP)

  3. Wow this is beautiful Claire, and so different too.

    Sue x

  4. Lovely Claire what an unusual idea and as Kathryn said would look nice with a candle as well, lovely colours. Suexxx

  5. the pearl medium gives it a lovely magical quality. fab!

  6. Oh I love this, I too love the effect the pearl medium has on it.

  7. This bottle is so pretty! The colors are beautiful, and I love the patina! The lacey flower is elegant.

  8. That is so gorgeous, I love it! Thank you so much for sharing how you made this bottle of loveliness hugs Karen x

  9. This is lovely Claire the colors are pretty and I love the pearly effect
    It's a great idea for recycling too
    Jackie x

  10. Clever girl, this is so beautiful


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