Friday, November 21, 2014

The Magic of A Golden Bottle on the Finnabair Blog Today

It's my turn again on the 

So let's have a tutorial!  I've had this bottle for several weeks....just sitting on my work table....calling my name.

This is what I came up with using some great
Finnabair-Art Basics, Art Extravagances, and Art Ingredients.

I started with a glass stoppered bottle from Hobby Lobby that I coated with Soft Gloss Gel.

When dry, I added a coat of Clear Texture Crackle. The heavier the layer, the larger the cracks. Here I found you need a thinner layer to dry clear enough for light to come through. I added a 2nd coat when it was dry.

When the bottle was dry, I added layers of Distress Inks in browns, oranges and black soot. Then I dry-brushed Soft Matte Gel in areas and covered them with Charcoal Art Sugar. 

I really think this turned out cool! Kind of hated to cover it up!!!

This was done with a bit darker colors of ink on a Jelly Jar to hold some colored pencils. A good test project.

A button was glued into a medium gold Bottle Cap that was then glued into a medium sized Pendant Cap using 3D Gloss Gel.  

I used a jewelry tool to roll the edges of the Cap when it was done drying.

I added Soft Gel into the button background and sprinkled a gorgeous Blue/Black Glitter from the Ebony and Ivory Collection into it.

The Tassel was trimmed a bit and loaded up with some Gold and Black Glitter.

The glass stopper was painted with Heavy Black Gesso first, then a layer of Copper Crackle Paste. Here you see it before it dries.

It's a thinner coating here so as to let the Black Gesso show through in spots.

This starts out as a Mechanical Flowerx10.  I used jewelry snips to remove every-other section in the round metal piece. 

Carefully bend the Mechanical over the top of the stopper and glue with 3D Gel.

I added some vintage trim with 3D Gel and Say It With Pearls from Prima. Cut the page in half and add some to the back and front sections of the bottle.

I used a Rose Mechanical with the Ebony and Ivory Glitter again to adorn the top. A large clear Rhinestone is added to the center of the flower and glued to the stopper with 3D Gel. 

A second layer of decorative ribbon is added to the bottom and the neck of the bottle. The Gold Chain is looped over and criss-crossed at the top for just a bit more glitz.I really think it added a lot to the bottle.

So get out your art supplies, check out the links below, grab an old bottle, and have fun decorating it!!!

A great Holiday gift for a special friend...perhaps.

Prima Products Used:

Other Products Used: Distress Inks- Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo, Tea Dye, and Black Soot


kay(texfolkart) said...


Marjie Kemper said...

This is positively stunning, Linda. Love it!

Anonymous said...

Linda what a gorgeous bottle! I love how you removed some of the metal piece, a great idea I may use myself. Thanks for the step by step. BRILLIANT CREATION! Karen.x

Anonymous said...

Absoluteky stunning Linda ! Love how you've adapted the metal flower around the stopper ! Sue C x

CathyB said...


mamablitger said...

Linda your altered bottle is stunning, fabulous and awesome. I just LOVE each of the details you created and altered for this project. You have made the most beautiful piece of art. Gosh you are so talented and creative !!!
Thanks a lot for sharing this inspirational tutorial !!!! Will give it a try asap....
Hugs from Monica... Spain

AngelicaS said...

Beautiful!! Have to agree on the stopper issue...a great alteration!!

Lori said...

Freakin' awesome!!!

Sandy said...

Linda, if this is not a magic bottle there will NEVER be one. Thanks for the tutorial - I sure would love to give it a go!!!!!!!
Sandy xx

Ola (Ikemo) said...

It's amazing!!!