Good morning and welcome to our Upcycle Blog Hop. I am so excited to be here and the projects you are about to see from all the talented ladies...well let me just say, you will want to be crafting till there's no tomorrow. If you just hopped over from Bridgett you are in the right spot, but if you are reading this from your dashboard or reading via email then please start at the beginning with Tanya T~ .
So I have known about this Upcycle Hop for about 4 months now and started my project way back then. When I went to post it, I realized that it's not summer anymore and now I'm not so sure the project should have been made this way, but...as you will see, you can modify it to your liking, so you might want to imagine some fall colors HEHEHE
So I used to work in a casino and we served liquor there.
I love all the different shapes and sizes of some of the bottles and
would take them home, of course, AFTER they were emptied. hahaha
I washed it out and took the label off. Then
using some glass paints I painted the entire bottle
except where the label was with fushia. With all the
ridges this bottle has, it gave it some very unique detail.
In vinyl I cut out a butterfly and the word Believe.
I can't believe I took a picture of the weeded portion
and not the outline...what was I thinking? Anyway, you want
the outer portion of the vinyl so that you can etch the words.
See what I mean? I used my etching cream and let it
sit for 20 minutes. I know the directions say 5 to 10, but
I always want to make sure the etching cream really
penetrates the glass and it doesn't hurt it at all to leave on longer.
So I did that to both sides...the butterfly on one side
and the word Believe on the other side.
Then I filled it with some clear glass marbles that I dyed with
my alcohol inks and added a string of lights through the top.
I added some flowers and leaves from my flower
arranging stash and a little bit of ribbon for balance
Do you see the pink marbles on the bottom?
It's kinda hard to see the word Believe in the photo,
but believe me, it's so much prettier in real life.
The butterfly especially turned out nice and crisp.
I added a butterfly with a stick pin body to one of the
leaves...isn't it just darling?
And there it is, in all its glory.
I hope I've inspired you to upcycle an old bottle maybe and turn it into a beautiful home decor item. Remember, I made this during the summer, but you could for sure use some fall colored flowers and maybe even add some "orange" lights. You could use a wine bottle or even a glass pop bottle if you don't have access to any liquor bottles... just let your imagination run wild.
Now please hop on over to Krista and see what she has made for you.
Tanya T~ http://www.ScrappyScavenger.wordpress.com/
Brie - http://vintage53.blogspot.com/
Janice - http://www.cricutconfessions.com/
Bridgette - www.nutsaboutcuts.com
Brenda - http://createbyburffrau.blogspot.com
Krista - http://www.KristasPaperCafe.com
Jennifer B- http://jlbzlittlecorner.blogspot.com/
Amy - http://www.lovetocrop.com You are HERE!! :)
Heather- http://stampdetails.blogspot.com/ Go here NEXT!!
Joe - http://www.createncraft.com/
Beth - http://Mytimetoplay.blogspot.com
Shannon L~ http://www.Shannonleffew.blogspot.com