Hello Itsy Bitsy Fans,
Priya Mishra here with you on this beautiful winter morning. I have a lovely altered art tutorial for you today. I love altering things which are of no use and then transform them into something beautiful and usable. I have altered a glass bottle today which will adorn my side table as a home decor piece.
The first step is to clean the bottle and get rid of all labels. You can soak it in water the entire night and then use some rubbing alcohol. I applied a coat of white gesso all over and let it dry. Gesso is used as a primer and now my surface is ready for all kinds of experiment.
On the primed surface, I adhered some laces from the store using silicone glue. Silicone glue is the best glue to use on any surface. I strongly recommend it for mixed media projects.
You can see the cracks have appeared beautifully on the surface. Now I attached a piece of MDF on the front side which I want as the focal element of the piece and primed it with white gesso. I attached it with heavy gel medium. You can use silicone glue for the same as well.
Then I glued some metal charms and some molds on the surface. The new silicone molds from Itsy Bitsy are a must have and I used paper mache clay from the store to make them. You can watch the videos that our Design Team creates on Facebook live to know more about all these products and you can scan the QR code on the bottle cap of each product to check out their usability.
Then I tried to color it with chalk paints and spray paints but I realized I wanted a metallic look on it, so I coated it with black gesso all over. I also added some craft pellets on it to fill up the gaps if any.
Once it was completely dry, I used the Aqua Sheen and Antique Gold metallic waxes using a brush and my fingers all over the bottle. My bottle is ready with a beautiful shine on it.
Do you like this shine and the whole piece? I’m totally in love with this. Check out all these awesome products online or in the physical stores and do not forget to participate in the challenge this month.
Here are some more pictures of the project…
Thank you so much for visiting and happy Crafting!