Skip to main content

Dixie Belle ~ Altered Bottle

Need a rustic looking bottle, no need to look any further than your Dixie Belle Paint!!!  The Altered Pages Design Team will be sharing projects created with Dixie Belle Paint all month!!  I loved how the paint went on the glass bottle I altered for my project today.


Recycling bottles are great for making a large number of center pieces.  After I made this bottle I was thinking of tons of occasions you could make center pieces for using this tutorial! 

Supplies:
Dixie Belle Paint Sea Glass
Dixie Belle Van Dyke Brown Glaze
Altered Pages Victorian Labels Collage Sheet
Bottle - Brown Beer bottle
Painters Tape
Burlap
Gel Medium
Charms

 
 
Clean bottle and remove any residue from labels. Apply painters tape to areas you don't want painted.  Paint the bottle with Dixie Belle Paint - Sea Glass.  Let dry.
 
 
Over the dry Dixie Belle Paint - Sea Glass with a cloth or paper towel apply a light layer of  Dixie Belle Van Dyke Brown Glaze, let dry. 

 
Once the Dixie Belle Van Dyke Brown Glaze is dry remove the painters tape and apply a layer of Gel Medium over the entire bottle.




From the Altered Pages Victorian Labels Collage Sheet select a couple of labels and  use Gel Medium to adhere them to the bottle.

 
Use a piece of the Burlap with Gel Medium to wrap around the top of the bottle.

 
 Wrap a piece of Burlap around the neck of the bottle, hold in place with a piece of the burlap twine.

 
Finally embellish with Charms.

 
Some final shots of my DIXIE BELL project!




 
 

Popular posts from this blog

DINA WAKLEY Featured Artist

We are SO Proud to present Dina Wakley with her ART and February Tip  (oops, she says she is totally disorganized, so there is HOPE for all of us!)



Dina Wakley is a mixed-media artist and teacher. She loves everything about art: creating it, thinking about it, looking at it, and teaching it. Dina is passionate about teaching art. She teaches both in-person and online workshops.  She is a docent at the Phoenix Art Museum, where she gives tours to school groups and gets kids excited about art. As a Ranger Signature Designer, Dina designs a line of mixed-media art supplies that includes acrylic paints, mediums, brushes, rubber stamps, stencils, and more. Look for the Dina Wakley Media Line by Ranger at a store near you.  Dina's books Art Journal Freedom and Art Journal Courage are available now. Also look for three new North Light DVDs starring Dina, available this month: "Art Journal Mark Making and Throwing Ink," Art Journal Color Courage," and "Art Journal Stenci…

Rolling with my Gel Press

I love experimenting with different ways to create texture and interest on my Gel Press and for many years now I have turned to fun foam to help do this when monoprinting.  I love to team the fun foam with my dies to create my own stamps and texture plates.  I used this techniques for my prints in January that I shared here on the blog. There are lots of dies that have detail, meaning lots of scrap pieces which you can randomly stick onto cardboard giving you a stamp as well as using the actually die cut shape as a stamp.  Another idea is using them attached to a toilet roll to create a brayer like roller was shared at my local scrapbook store and on a video by Birgit Koopsen last year.  I love playing with this method. The toilet roll is slipped over a paint roller handle.


Here you can see some of my texture creations that I have on hand for my play today.

One texture I love is created using a piece of burlap ribbon, which I have stuck onto a toilet roll. My first layer above used th…

The Gift Card Card

Robin here and today I have a project for you that is a fun way to give gift cards or cash.  

You will need two envelopes for this project.  One is what the post office calls the 6 1/4 Commercial envelope.  When I was growing up we just called it a letter envelope.  It's a smaller rectangle than the #10, being just 3 5/8" x 6 1/4".  The other is a standard A6.  I chose the A6 because it fits inside the letter envelope when it's folded in half and it's also large enough to hold a check or cash, as well as a gift card.



With the flap against the body of the envelope, fold it in half from side to side.  Cut the flap in half and trim the inside cuts at an angle so that they don't interfere with the fold or get bunched up. 



Decorate the flap side of your envelope.  This will be the inside of your card.  Fold the envelope again and decorate the side that will be the front of your card.





Cut a panel of card stock to fit inside the 6 1/4 Commercial (letter) envelope.  Att…