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Welcome! Artfully Musing is a blog dedicated to sharing art and the techniques and products used. I'll be showcasing collage, altered and mixed media art as well as miniature. I hope you'll check back often and are inspired. Thanks for visiting! Laura
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Monday, December 19, 2011

Altered Bottle

After seeing so many wonderful altered bottles on other blogs I decided to give it a go  The overall size of this piece is 8 ½” tall x 4 ¼’ wide.  I started by stamping and embossing the glass (on all four sides).  Click here to see a tutorial on how to stamp and emboss glass.  Next, I added beaded and velvet trims.  Lastly, I added jewels, pearls and the metal feet.  The feet are made from a decorative piece of brass that I bent (see the picture below).  You can find them as Alpha Stamps.  The stopper is made from a picture frame.
I used Glossy Accents to attach all of the elements including the trims and feet.  Normally I don’t use as wet glue to attach fabric but in this case the trims were thick (so the glue did not soak through) and I needed a glue that would stick to the glass.
I think this could be my new addiction.  The possibilities are endless……

32 comments:

Janet Ghio said...

This is really beautiful!

bobbie said...

Really lovely!!

Karenliz said...

Stunning!

ImagiMeri said...

That is quite the elaborate piece, and so beautiful! Thanks for sharing the beauty.

Hugs,
Meri

Wax Beach Artist said...

Your bottle is simply stunning! It takes my breath away it's so beautiful! Yes, more bottles please :)

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning bottle, love it!!

Annette said...

Hi well I do bottles but not this elegante. beautiful

Plumrose Lane said...

What a lovely, lovely creation!
♥Sharon

Martina2801 said...

This altered bottle is gorgeous, dear Laura! So beautifully created.

Wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Hugs
MARTINA oxo

Daniele said...

WOW.....
hugs

ann said...

Beautiful !!

PrimaD22 said...

Laura, this is just lovely. Could see a grouping of them on a perfume tray.. Thanks, again for sharing..

smokeysmom said...

OMG Laura! This is absolutely stunning! What I wouldn't give to go through your stash! I love all of the metal pieces and jewelry bits you use.

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Lillian Mederak said...

Your bottle is stunning Laura
Thanks for the tutorias
Lillian
http://www.canadianscraptramp.blogspot.com/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mixedmediaart/

lynn said...

what a gorgeous bottle... i really love the stopper, and the feet are such a lovely accent.. and you are brilliant in using the brass piece that way.. and the addition of the blue to it matched the trim so perfect.. thanks for sharing..
id love to see that on my table.. lol
have a great holiday
lynn

"MOI" Freubel said...

Came by to catch up your latest posts Laura and can you imagine that my mouth is hanging wide open !!
Djeezzz...your blog is so inspirational and this altered botlle....PHENOMENAL !!!
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Wishing you a cozy Christmas !!

Rett said...

Lovely piece. Thank you for being so generous, and sharing your knowledge. I hope your holidays are wonderful and grand.

Sue Young said...

Wow how gorgeous!!! Just what you need ,Laura:another addiction!!! Lol !!!!!
Just beautiful!

Dorthe said...

This is gorgeous Laura, what a fantastic work of art,again.
Dorthe

Theresa said...

This bottle is absolutely breath-taking! I think it SHOULD be your new addiction!!! Just beautiful.

PS I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog header!!!!

Joanne said...

I've given up trying to find the right words when I see this unbelievable art of yours. I am sitting here totally 'gob smacked'.
Hugs Joanne xx

M Smith Gentry said...

Beautiful! :) And so darn cool.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, this is gorgeous. i love your style, Laura! Merry Christmas!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, this is gorgeous. i love your style, Laura! Merry Christmas!

shawn said...

WOW!!! TOTALLY STUNNING AND AMAZING WHAT YOU DID...You are very talented. Please do share more details of all you did and used on this including where you got the bottle from. I really want to make these for my daughters...and self of course. Thank you for sharing!

2amscrapper said...

gorgeous!

Mina said...

What a stunning result.

Mary Ann said...

Fantastic:)

Seahorse Ranch Girl said...

I was all set to say this is an-over-the-top favorite, when I scrolled down and saw your 4th ornament. Now what do I do? They are both uber-fab.

Ginger said...

This is wonderful. I'm always looking for unusual bottles at garage sales and the goodwill. Halloween is my favorite holiday to decorate for, this is right up my ally. Thanks for sharing!

birdnest said...

Another beautiful inspiration from you Laura, just gorgeous!

Thank you again for sharing!

Robin

Paulette said...

Hi Laura,
I've been eyeing these bottles on other blogs myself. I'm going to give it a try. Went and viewed your tutorial. Thanks Much!