First of the month and a new 'Anything Goes' challenge at ALTERED ECLECTICS. We are a mixed media/altered art challenge so please, no cards, ATCs etc.
My DT piece this month is an altered bottle, something I haven't done for a while. This one started life full of Disaronno and very nice it was too! Because it's a square bottle it makes for a nice shape to alter and easier to work on than a round one. My inspiration? Shabby Chic of course.
First I stencilled several hearts onto the bottle using white texture paste. Next I used JOFY Fresco Finish chalk paint in Dolly Mixture and a swirl stencil to create the large heart. The dots didn't turn out perfectly but I liked that rustic feel so I left them to dry but I could easily have wiped them off and started again.
As this is a decorative piece I'm not worried about the paint being permanent as it's not going to get dunked into water.
I randomly dabbed the remainder of the paint over the bottle before covering it with white tissue paper, using Mod Podge. I tore the tissue into fairly large pieces to make it easier, stamping the sentiment onto the front piece using Distress Ink in Dusty Concord.
I used Viva Precious Metal in silver and a piece of soft cloth to highlight the creases in the tissue and added the crochet heart to the neck. There's no top on this bottle that way I can add a pale pink candle or use it for flowers.