Friday, August 14, 2015

Magic Potion Bottle

Yes, it's that time of year again

And nobody does it better than the people who use the products from
Retro Cafe Art Gallery!

I'll give you a bit of a Step-Out here starting with just a plain corked bottle from Hobby Lobby.

It's painted with Purple Viva Precious Metal Paint. This stuff is absolutely amazing when it comes to metallic color and shine. 

Then I added Copper Texture Crackle Paste in a few spots.

While it's still wet, sprinkle Grass Green Micro Beads into the paste. Let it dry.

Always experimenting, and here I found the paint wouldn't stick well, so rather than give up, I added a layer of Clear Texture Crackle....

...and look at the amazing results! Pretty cool, and now it is sealed so it won't come off. 

I decided to add some embellishments on the front of the bottle. Here I used a Flourish painted black. I'll add color with Inka Golds when it dries.

I painted the Ornate Cameo with Pumpkin Liquid Pearls. Then I added Green-Yellow Inka Gold on top. You can see the big difference it makes with the right side not having the Green added yet.

I painted the charm with Heavy Black Gesso and used Inka Golds on it as well. Pretty nice coloration for Halloween.

In order to add something to the cork, I used Licorice Glass Beads, a Skull bead, and a stick pin for height. 

You can also see the Ornate Flourish has the Inka Golds and Copper Micro Beads.

Here you can see the Black, Grass, and Copper Micro Beads on the Spider. He's first painted with Key Lime Liquid Pearls.

The Skull and Crossbones Brass Charm completes the frame at the bottom.

It's all put together with 3D Matte Gel that holds like crazy! The Micro beads are added with Soft Gloss Gel to keep them shiny.

Now is the time to order you supplies for decorating and gifts. So click on the links below to get stared.

Any questions or comments are always welcome!

Your Friend in ART,


RCAG- Medium Baroque Layered Cameo Frame
RCAG-Ornate Flourish Cut Out Style 4
RCAG-Garden Insect Cut Outs-Spider
Brass Fancy Owl Charm
Brass Skull and Crossbones Charm
Viva Precious Metal Color Paint - Purple
Inka Gold - CopperGreen Yellow
Finnabair - Micro Beads-BlackCopperGrass
Finnabair - Soft Gloss GelHeavy Black Gesso3D Matte Gel,
Finnabair - Texture Paste-Copper CrackleTexture Paste-Clear Crackle
Finnabair - Glass Beads-Licorice

Other Products:
Candelabra Cut-Outs
Furry Spiders 
Cat Cut-Outs
Glass Corked Bottle
Ranger - Liquid Pearls - Pumpkin and Key Lime
Stick Pin
Skull Bead
Black Fancy Trim Ribbon


Helen said...

Fabulous, Linda - love that purple crackle - and the skull on top is great!!

Juliz Design Post said...

Superb project absolutely love it and a great step by step, oh and nearly forgot your crackles are awesome.
Julie x

Kathy Bradley said...

Wow - this is so very, very cool. I love it! Thanks for sharing your processing steps.

Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

So fantastic! I love everything about this!!! The cameo is so perfect on the bottle!