Monday 25 May 2015

2015 #10 Home Decor {by Anneke De Clerck}

2015 Theme 10: Bottles

Hi everyone Anneke here. I have a fun clean and simple project for you tonight. I altered a few glass bottles and decorated them with whimsical paper flowers. I created this 'home decor' project with only one stamp set and 3 beautiful PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics. I love the colorful outcome, perfect to brighten up a tired space!

Throughout the year I'm collecting all kinds of mason jars and bottles that come my way (from jam, juices, yogurt, olive oil) I dug up 3 identical bottles from my stash but this project would look nice with 3 (or more) different bottles/jars as well. Next  I picked some colors from my collection of Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paints. I went for Candy Floss, Snowflake and Limelight.

Candy Floss and Snowflake are opaque paints. I added 2 layers of paint to each bottle and used a piece of Cut-n-Dry foam to apply the paint. It's important to let the layers (air) dry well in between. 

It's perfectly possible to paint the glass with translucent paint as well. Therefore I applied an undercoat of Snowflake first and then added 2 coats of the translucent paint, in this case Limelight.

While the paint was drying I cut 3 strips of vellum and stamped on it as shown with a flower from the ESN14 set using paint. On one of the strips I added the word 'bloom', stamped it with Archival Ink 'Jet Black'.

When dry I wrapped the strips around the bottles and 'closed' them at the back with double sided tape. 

I added scrappers floss and beads to further decorate the bottles.

To create the flowers I painted sheets of tissue paper with Candy Floss, Limelight and Snowflake. I punched 1 1/8" circles out of each sheet. {Tip: I've put a sheet of regular paper underneath the tissue paper, this made the punching much easier}.

I looked for some pink, orange and fuchsia colored scraps and punched small circles out of it.

I cut pieces of wire and sandwiched the wire in between 2 tissue paper circles. On the front and the backside I added layers of small circles with glue dots           . 

I stamped text from the ESN14 set on the outer circles with StazOn Fuchsia Pink.

The bottles look nice on our side table, don't they :) 

Here I replaced the paper flowers by the real 'stuff' :) Ready to brighten up the garden party table...

I went for the powdery look of the chalk paint but I would recommend you to apply a layer of Matte Glaze on top of the paint. This would make the surface more durable. I love the tone on tone effect of the stamped vellum, the perfect technique for the CAS project I had in mind. At first I had my doubts about the simple paper flowers but I think they fit the vases and they look attractive on the photos anyway :)
I'm sure you have some beautiful bottles or mason jars somewhere on a shelf, so why not give this simple technique a try? I would love to see what you come up with!
See you soon!



Beautiful Anneke, the soft subtle colour hues would adorn any home gracefully. The stamped vellum also softens the overall look. Love the punched circle 3d flowers. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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Helen said...

I love the bottles, Anneke! they look great with either your lovely paper or real flowers in them.

Lauren Hatwell said...

I just LOVE these Anneke. The colours are gorgeous. What a beautiful home decor project. Lx

Hazel Agnew said...

This is completely scrumptious! So full of life and fun! Will definitely have a go at this for my home! Thanks for inspiring me and making me smile! 😊

pennylopes54 said...

A lovely choice of colours and great recycling :)

PaperArtsy said...

Ohhh Anneke I love this project, and the flowers are such a fun idea!!! The bottles are too cute! Thankyou ~Leandra

Anneke said...

A lovely art deco. Great colors going along with the flowers.

rachel said...

these look beautiful and what a wonderful idea xx

Kirsten said...

They are beautiful! Perfect for Summer too.

Julie Lee said...

So many great ideas on this project. I love the colours, the stamping on vellum and the lovely little flowers! Great shaped bottles too! This is a lovely project. xxx

Ruth said...

Gorgeous ice cream colours, fabulous fresh and very inspiring project! Ruth x

Unknown said...

Sooooooooooooo UNIQUE Anneke. I have never decorated a bottle! Yours are sooooo FUN. Thanks bunches for sharing. j.

Keren Baker said...

Oooh - love these. Bright and beautiful- love the stamped vellum wraps. Such a gorgeous home decor trio!

Sarah B said...

Ooo these colours are so summery and ice cream like - really pretty xx

craftimamma said...

Love your bright bottles Anneke and such a pretty shape they are! They look lovely with your paper flowers but I love them with the real ones in and can just imagine them on the table for an al fresco breakfast ...... if we ever get a morning warm enough this year, lol!

Lesley Xx

laury55 said...

fantastic project...your are so creative

craftytrog said...

Beautiful!!! x