This is the first altered bottle I have ever made. However it will not be the last. These little artistic creations could be habit forming! I know that I am already sorry I didn't buy the whole box of bottles instead of just a few. What was I thinking?
Since I started off printing Destiny's picture on mulberry paper I attached mulberry paper as the first layer on my bottle. The only place you can see it from the front is a little on the upper neck area and right below the neck of the bottle. This pattern has holes in it so that you can still see the color and age of the bottle. It is actually more sheer than it looks in this photo.
I wrapped a crotchet and lace trim around the bottom and secured it with a safety pin. I added a vintage handbag charm to the safety pin and then added two buttons. The buttons are not old but are vintage inspired buttons from Germany. To finish off the bottom portion, I wrapped a strand of faux pearls around the bottle a few times.
Above Destiny's photo I wrapped a lace with pearls around the bottle quite a few times. I added a pearl accent to the Tim Holtz vintage button after i placed it over the wrapped lace and pearls. I also attached a cross, heart, key and woman's torso to a safety pin before securing it to the bottle.
I had the flowers in the photo above on a ribbon. I had planned to remove the flowers and place them here and there. I started to wrap them around the neck of the bottle and Walla!
My bottle did not have a cap so I took some adhesive backed cork and cut off a one inch slice. I rolled it up tightly until I had enough to fit into the top.
I attempted to search the Internet for information about creating something for an altered bottle with no lid. I did read about bees wax, unfortunately the author was not addressing the beginner. I was hoping that you could help me finish my bottle. If you have a technique that you use or know of a good link that I may learn how I would sure appreciate it.
Thank you for sharing my altered bottle with me. I almost forgot! I wanted to share with you the photo I am going to be using on my next altered bottle...
This is my granddaughter, Jazmine. Is she not going to make my bottle beautiful! I printed her photo on the mulberry paper too. The outfit that she is wearing in this picture was made by my mother
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Until Next Time... Take Care