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So, enough with my shpeal and onto the art! For my project today I decided, of course, that I had to alter something. And that something ended up being an empty Jack Daniels bottle. (No, not mine...)
I used my Smeared Ink "Faes" stamp set to build what I am calling a Fairy Wish Bottle. Pretty much it's a bottle that you open up and whisper all your wishes into, then seal it up tight so they don't get lost! The fairies keep them safe and work their hardest to grant them.
It was a long process to alter, and you can see from the pics that there is a whole lotta stuff going on! Lots of bling, and lots of girly fru-fru...I don't know why, but I felt very pink and whymsical when I did it. The main feature is the double images- one on the front of the bottle, and one peeking from the inside back of the bottle that you can see through the glass (which is why he's a little blurry).
I won't go into lots of details on supplies cause it would take forever, if you have a question feel free to comment and I'll answer, but I will point out some of the cool features under each pic. Feel free to click on pics to make them bigger.
Okay, so here's the front of the bottle. You can see LOTS of stuff, including my little Fae right in the front. The white stuff that is frosting the bottle is Gesso. There are clear rocks (which you'll see better later) and crystals framing the front. You can also see the background Fae and some butterflies that are dangling on the inside of the bottle. There is also a word embossed on clear plastic on the top right that says "Whimsy", which is from our Faes set.
Here's a closeup of the front Fae- isn't he CUTE!!!!!! I colored with watercolor crayons, and his wings are glittered. There are also crystals in the middle of the flowers.
Here you can see my background Fae peeking through the glass, and one of the hanging butterflies. The background picture is made from a collage of magazine flowers, and this Fae is also watercolored and glittered.
Not a great pic, but here you can see some of the dangly butterflies and dragonflies; there are five of them in the bottle.
This is a close-up of the top of the bottle. I used several types of ribbon and strings to tie around the bottle neck, and added a really pretty metal embellishment that I added a tiny crystal to. The metal chainy-looking thing with beads was a bracelet in a past life, and I added the lock charm. The actual lid is covered with silver glittery paper ribbon, which was also used around the bottom of the bottle.
Here's a shot of the first side, where a key dangles from clear string. You use this to "open" the lock, of course! The sides and back are covered with those clear rocks that I talked about earlier.
Close-up of the key. You can see my clear plastic tag that goes along with it that features the word "Believe" from our Faes set.