Mixed Media Decor – Upcycled Bottle

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.

Step 1:

Clean the bottle with spirit and apply a coat of white Gesso. Allow it to dry.

Step 2:

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.

Step 3:

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.


Step 4:

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.


Step 5:

Sprinkle Little Birdie Color Splash – Paprika on the chipboards.

Step 6:

Spray color the bricks on the bottle and add splashes with Paprika.

Step 7:

Stain a small piece of  cheesecloth with Paprika. This cheese cloth creates  more interest when the chipboards are layered.

Step 8:

Layer the cheese cloth and chipboard embellishments aesthetically and adhere them with Little Birdie Heavy Gel Medium.


Step 9:

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.


Step 10:

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.


Step 11:

Dry brush with white Gesso to add more highlight on the textures so as to bring all the elements together.


Step 12:

Finally add the sentiments and the bottle is ready.


Hope you all liked the process.  Thank you Itsy Bitsy team for featuring my work on your blog.
Have a great day!!!





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