Friday 29 May 2015

2015 #10 Blue Bottle {by Sue Carrington}

2015 Theme 10: Bottles

Hi everyone Sue here, joining you this evening with a post about decorating bottles ! When I saw the theme for the current challenge I decided that the first thing I needed to do was find a bottle and take it from there ! It was the shape of this bottle that attracted me, though I knew I wasn't going to be able to stamp directly on it so I would have to come up with a plan!
Step One: First of all I taped the lid handle out of the way with some masking tape to make it easier to paint. I then used Blue Oyster and painted the bottle, giving it two good coats.

Step Two: I grabbed a piece of tissue paper and started to stamp using the Darcy EDY13 and EDY12 sets using black Archival ink

Step three.I flipped the tissue over and then used Limelight, Hey Pesto, Blue Glass, Banana, Tango and Bougainvillea to paint the stamped images.
 Step four: Putting tissue on to the bottle in one go wasn't going to work so I tore it into strips before painting the back with Blue Oyster then sticking the tissue to the bottle.
Step five: I painted the lid with China then used Crackle Glaze and Blue Oyster for the top coat. Love those crackles !

Step Six: I put some twine in watered down Blue Glass and left it to soak for 24 hours. I then wound the twine around the neck of the bottle. I also used some of the twine to attach some flower heads from the Darcy EDY12 that have been stamped on to Smoothy card painted with Blue Oyster then colour added with Tango, Banana and Blue Glass.

To finish the bottle I've given the tissue wrap a coat of Satin Glaze to protect it. The close up shot below shows the tissue wrinkled slightly which I loved as it's given the bottle texture.
There's lots of different ways to decorate bottles, you don't have to cover the whole thing like I've done but you could keep the decoration to a minimum and if you use something like a glass jar the addition of a tealight makes a great home decor piece. I hope you've enjoyed my project tonight and you accept the challenge to decorate a bottle !

Sue Carrington 
Blog: Stamping Sue Style
Twitter: Ink_and_me

Ooo we love those crackles too! This is such an effective technique, and that Blue Oyster background is the perfect base to make the other colours really pop. Thanks Sue. 

We would love you to join in with challenge #10: Bottles If you are inspired by any of our guests who blog with us over the fortnight, then please join in and link up your creativity HERE. 

All links go in the draw to win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Bottles link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, June 7th, winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.


Kirsten said...

Wow! That is so gorgeous! The bottle looks great & I love the tags made with Darcy's flower stamps - brilliant idea.

PaperArtsy said...

Wow your bottle looks great Sue!! Thanks for sharing!

Helen said...

Fantastic bottle to start with, I love how you've use the tissue paper. wonderful project

craftytrog said...


jojo79 said...

Fab bottle

Lauren Hatwell said...

Wow! Love this Sue. Everything is so beautifully coordinated. Lx

Craftyfield said...

Looks lovely, a good alternative to stamping directly on the bottle which is difficult to control!

By Neymes said...

Tenho um projeto parecido com esse engavetado,acho que vou ressuscitá-lo.Bom fim de semana amiga.Valéria.

Jane said...

A beautiful bottle..such a happy one if you know what I mean! X

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous Sue! Love these stamps too!
Linda xxx

craftimamma said...

Beautifully decorated bottle Sue! Love the stamps and the colours!

Lesley Xx

Julie Lee said...

What a beautifully decorated bottle - a brilliant way to use the tissue. I love the colours, stamps and that crackle on the top! Sorry I've only just arrived here to comment, as I was at the theatre last night and I've got a bit behind with my commenting! xxx

Deb said...

Beautiful blue bottle Sue, the colours you used on the stamped tissue paper really pop. Thanks for sharing your techniques, love this!

MaRyKaY said...

Coolness. Love it