I have been very taken recently with the work of Elena Morgun and this wonderful video tutorial (HERE) inspired me to try altering a bottle using similar products.
I started with a fairly basic bottle which I coated first with black gesso and then white gesso, allowing some of the black to show through. Then the whole bottle got covered here and there, quite thickly with Wendy Vecci Crackle Paste. It took ages to dry!
Then the gem cluster got added. I am sure we all have loads of these (well I do!) and at this stage I really wasn't sure whether it would take gesso and paints or even stick to the crackle.
I then started adding colours to the bottle using Luminarte Primary Elements Powders - Rose Gold and Teal Zircon. I just dabbed my paintbrush into some water and picked up the powders and gently added it over the crackle. In some places I felt the colour was too strong so I added some white gesso back in.
The gems didn't take the Primary Elements very well so I gave them a light coating of gesso and then daubed some Honey Amber Silks over the top.
Whilst I was waiting for everything to dry I made some Shabby Roses using the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and spritzing my paper with a spray using the Rose Gold Primary Elements powders.
I arranged a cluster of flowers, muslin and these lovely metal leaves on the bottle. I had to use Liquitex Super Heavy Gel to get everything to stick down.
The metal butterfly took the gesso and Primary Elements beautifully.
This was great fun and I am so pleased to discover that the gem cluster can be altered so easily. My huge thanks to the Design Team at Frilly and Funkie for inviting me today and I do hope you will pop over to the blog and see some of the wonderful projects created by the Design Team.
Thank you for joining me today!