Sunday, May 26, 2013

Altered Bottle


Old bottles, vintage lace, pictures and script printed on fabric, lots of tarnished and tattered goodies and melt pots of encaustic wax were just a few of the things that were available to play with at Lisa's (Tarnished and Tattered) this past Friday night. You should have seen the food, too. . .yummy!  The event was an altered bottle workshop. The time went by so quickly as we cut, layered and waxed. I wish you could see all of the fabulous bottles that came out of this workshop but I forgot to take my camera. 

Here is my bottle.

All of the bottles offered were so sparkly and clean but I happened to spy one that had a beautiful rusty interior. . .exactly to my liking.

After getting the lace and wax the way I wanted it, I wired some rusty mesh to the bottle and then added some scrim. I added a piece of mica to the frame to further distress the boyhood photo of my father-in-law holding a banjo and wearing a straw hat.


I topped off my rusty bottle with some more scrim, a little wire, an old button, a metal tag, and this interestingly rusted and aged pulley.

I love the way the lace looks through the wax so I left the back unadorned.

Thanks, Lisa!

I am entering this in the Anything Goes challenge at Our Creative Corner as well as the challenge at Anything But a Card where they are asking us to Dust off  Your Old Supplies. I had to dig out the rusty mesh and the annealed wire. . .neither had been used in a while and pull the scrim out of a jar where it usually just sits and looks pretty in my studio.

21 comments:

butterfly said...

Oh, Sarah, this is a completely glorious creation... what a wonderful combination of laciness and rustiness - I LOVE it!! So lovely to have you play along with us at Our Creative Corner.
Alison xx

Robin said...

Gorgeous bottle, wish I could have been there creating with you!

Hugs,
Robin

scrappyToo ~Veerle said...

just gorgeous, keep finding details

Sugar Lump Studios said...

what a gorgeous bottle you have created Sarah! It is stunning! How lucky to attend one of Lisa's workshops too! Thanks for sharing this beautiful treasure with all of us! Have a a Happy Memorial Day!

die amelie said...

Gosh! What a wonderful vintage creation, Sarah!

Love the vintage delicacy and the rusted top!!!

Thank you for sharing your make with us at OurCreativeCorner!

Claudia x

Julia S-W said...

Wonderful altered bottle Sarah - I love it! The rusted top is really my kind of thing yet I love the feminine touches too. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time. Juliax

Julia S-W said...

Back with another hat on this time and still love your bottle! Thanks for joining us at Anything But A Card this time. Juliax

Kate said...

Stunning, Sarah!! I love it! I love the lace and the rusty piece on the top.

Laurart said...

Such an amazing gorgeous creation - I love it! Thanks for sharing this with us at Our Creative Corner - Love from Laura xxx

Lori said...

WOWZER!!! This is AWESOME!! I've always loved seeing how others create these bottles, really fantastic!

Lynn Stevens said...

What an AWESOME altered bottle Sarah.
That rusted pulley is the perfect finishing touch to your masterpiece!!
Great idea to seal it all in wax too! The class must have been such fun!
Hugs Lynn

Buttons said...

Utterly gorgeous. Love the attention to detail and that lace is to die for. I would happily give a home to this given half a chance! Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time, hugs Jenny x

Lisette Baker said...

This is an amazing piece - love all the elements you have used and the way you have created such a vintage feel. Very clever. Thanks for joining us at Anything But A Card this time.

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

An amazing creation! Sounds like a great class, too.

Julie Short said...

You have inspired me, Sarah! I will be back to have another really good look at your delightful bottle - I can feel the need for a little playing coming on. The crunchy glistening look of the lace is wonderful. Thank you for joining in at Anything But A Card this time.

Maisie Moonshine said...

Fantastic creation. MMx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Absolutely fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Anything But a Card this month. Jennie x

die amelie said...

A wonderful alteration, Sarah!

Just love the wire together with the lace! Beautiful!

Claudia xx

Debbie K. said...

What a great project. Love it!

Julia S-W said...

Thank you for your kind comment on my blog Sarah. This bottle is gorgeous - think I may have commented here before?
That bottle stopper is stunning!
Juliax

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Sarah
thanks so much for stopping by and your sweet comments! I hope you are well? I miss seeing your blog posts!

Nancy