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!