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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

Saturday, June 7, 2014

French Themed Altered Bottles Tutorial - Bottle Patinas & Applying Vellum & Transparency Film

You can see from the picture above, I’ve gone altered bottled crazy creating 15 sample bottles to give you lots of ideas for altering your own bottles.  In the video tutorial below, I demonstrate a variety of easy ways to add a patina to glass bottles using various spray paints, crackle paint and printed tissue paper.  I'll also explain how to apply images printed on transparency film and vellum.

TUTORIAL
To apply the collage images and ribbon/lace I used a Xyron Creative Station.

DETAILED BOTTLE PHOTOS & SUPPLY LISTS
Frosted Bottle with Paper Collage Image
Alpha Stamps Products Used on the this Bottle

Clear Bottle with Vellum Collage Image
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Clear Bottle with Transparency Film Collage Image
Alpha Stamps Products Used on the this Bottle

Clear Bottle with Transparency Film Collage Image
Alpha Stamps Products Used on the this Bottle
Round Things Collage Sheet- Transparency Version
Black and White Striped Ribbon

Blackboard Paint Bottle with Vellum Collage Sheet Image
Alpha Stamps Products Used on the this Bottle

Blackboard Paint Bottle with Cardstock Collage Sheet Image
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Tissue Paper Bottle
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Mercury Glass Bottle
Alpha Stamps Products Used on the this Bottle

Crackled Bottle with Inca Gold Gilders Paste
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Fancy Diamond Filigree Buttons
Unfortunately the manufacturer is no longer making the button I used in the center of the clock.  Another option would be to make your own embellishment using a Flat Lace Edge Setting or an Oval Setting and adding a cameo or charm to the center.

Crackle Bottle with Transparency Film Image
Alpha Stamps Products Used on the this Bottle
Round Things Collage Sheet- Transparency Version

Chalkboard Paint Embossed Bottle
Alpha Stamps Products Used on the this Bottle

Crackle Bottle with Rub-On
Alpha Stamps Products Used on the this Bottle

Clear Bottle with Vellum Collage Image
Alpha Stamps Products Used on the this Bottle

Frosted Bottle with Vellum Collage Image
Alpha Stamps Products Used on the this Bottle

Mercury Glass Bottle
Alpha Stamps Products Used on the this Bottle

Stay tuned for an upcoming tutorial on how to make jeweled buttons and embellishments like some of the ones you’ve seen on the bottles.