Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Spring Green Bottle

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My inspiration challenge for the IndigoBlu Blog Challenge "Spring Greens" is this gorgeous upcycled bottle! But it didn't start out life quite so gorgeous!!!

IndigoBlu products used:
White Gee-Sso Good
Snow White English Cottage Acrylic Paint
Emerald City English Cottage Acrylic Paint
Slap It On
Peony Posey A6 stamp
Peony dinkie stamp
Script A6 stamp
Grand Tour II A5 stamp set

Versafine Sage Green; Onyx Black; Smokey Grey; Vintage Sepia
Ranger Distress Ink Victorian Velvet; Tattered Rose; Worn Lipstick
Tissue and stamping paper
Ribbon and wire

To start, I painted the clear-glass bottle with the Gee-Sso Good. As it's clear AND also glass, I gave it two coats to ensure coverage. I then gave it a coat of the Snow White Acrylic Paint.

Stamping onto 'nose' tissue I stamped up the Peony Posey, Script and the dragonfly and postage mark from the Grand Tour II set. These I applied to the bottle using Slap It On.

I then stamped the Peony stamp onto smooth stamping paper 3 times (the Peony Posey could be used, I just happened to use the dinkie, as both have the same main flower).  I cut these down to form 3 decreasing flowers, so I was able to layer them. I coloured these in using the distress inks and then glued over the top of my flower on the bottle. I used what ink I had left on my mat coloring in the tissue paper image on the bottle.

Once this was done, I used my Emerald Green Acrylic paint, which I have already diluted in a spray bottle - and gave the bottle a bit of a spritz to add a fresh green zingy-ness!

A little bit of ribbon and wire around the top and a cute decorative bottle!


  1. Love this, I must get around to altering the bottles I've hoarded to alter and then never altered lol

  2. This is fabulous!
    Linda xxx

  3. great idea and such a pretty project

  4. Wow great idea love it Hugs Sandra x

  5. lovely idea Maxine - will now start covering all glass bottles I can find!!! lol xxx

  6. Wow! This is stunning.

    I'd never thought to try painting glass, I want to go and paint now!!

    Hehe, Gez xx

  7. What a great upcycling job on this bottle! Love the dimension you got into the peony. Jenny x

  8. beautiful decoration Maxine and i'm now your newest follower.

    gr karin