Hello crafty peeps
Priya Satish this side to inspire you for the ongoing Itsy Bitsy Mixed Media Challenge. I have altered a mundane looking ketchup bottle to a beautiful mixed media bottle. Hope it inspires you to upcycle something today!
Here’s the synopsis of the step by step tutorial using the awesome products from Itsy Bitsy.
Clean the bottle with spirit and apply a coat of white Gesso. Allow it to dry.
Sponge dab the Little Birdie Home Decor Collection Chalk Paints – Snow, Sailing Sky and Muted Teal. As it dries you can see tiny cracks coming up. This adds great texture to the background.
Apply Little Birdie Stone Texture Paste – Chocolate Fudge through Little Birdie – Bricks Stencil with a palette knife. This creates an amazing background for the mixed media work.
As the bottle is drying, the next step is to prepare the embellishments for layering. Dab Little Birdie Chipboards – Cog Planter, Ornate wings and Retro Cogs with Little Birdie Home Decor Collection Chalk Paints – Blue Spa and Muted Teal.
Sprinkle Little Birdie Color Splash – Paprika on the chipboards.
Spray color the bricks on the bottle and add splashes with Paprika.
Stain a small piece of cheesecloth with Paprika. This cheese cloth creates more interest when the chipboards are layered.
Layer the cheese cloth and chipboard embellishments aesthetically and adhere them with Little Birdie Heavy Gel Medium.
Add a layer of Little Birdie Embossing Paste – Avocado Smoothie here and there. The paste is smooth as the name suggests. But when exposed to heat with a gun, the texture is just unbelievably amazing. It gives a very grungy look which adds great value to the layers.
Add Little Birdie Metal Beads – Black with heavy gel medium. Then highlight the textures with Little Birdie Metallic Wax – Patina Glaze. This glaze transforms the textures to the next level.
Dry brush with white Gesso to add more highlight on the textures so as to bring all the elements together.
Finally add the sentiments and the bottle is ready.