This challenge took me a while as the clay is air dry and it took a while!
First I moulded 2 pieces of clay. First one draped around the base of the bottle and a heart shaped stopper. I pushed a swirly stamp into them to create some pattern and left them for several days to dry.
Next, I Frantaged with Aged Silver, parts of the bottle. I particularly liked the effect around the top. Probably should have said heat embossed.
Next, painted the stopper and base with PA fresco Little Black Dress and then added loads of Treasure Gold in a mixture of colours, Pewter, Spanish Gold, Brass and Aquamarine. Because of the black Acrylic base, the patterns showed up really well.
I added an old necklace that I won on a charity stall in a local hospital and added TG to that too. It has a leather heart and I frantaged that as it looked too modern.
I attached the necklace around the neck of the bottle and added a TH key which I "rusted" with Spanish Topaz TG.
So, here is my bottle, with added treasures inside. My inspiration came from the fab PA blog and from Somerset Studio!
And here it is at home on the kitchen dresser!
Wow, Hazel, this is amazing!! I love the clay pieces, you'd never know if you hadn't told us! I especially like the heart. Wish I had half your imagination!ReplyDelete
beautiful Hazel - a fantastic idea xxReplyDelete
What an amazing alteration to your bottle Hazel! It somehow looks as though it belongs on an old Spanish galleon ........don't ask me why, lol! It's brilliant!ReplyDelete
Another amazing project Hazel! The clay looks so great, not like clay at all! It looks right at home on your dresser xxReplyDelete
This looks absolutely amazing, Hazel. It is the kind of object that intrigues. I would love to sketch those textures and shapes as part of a still life. I love it! xxReplyDelete
That is fabulous creation and great idea for embossing of the bottle neck and the body.ReplyDelete
Very amazing the gold heart cap and the pedestal. I agree with Helen too!! xxx
Your bottle is fabulous, love all the different elements.ReplyDelete
Sensational altered bottle Hazel, looks very very old and tactile with all your added embellishments. Wonderful shiny stuff:-) xxxReplyDelete
Wow!!!! That is GORGEOUS!ReplyDelete
How fun!! Love the finished product, including the lock and key - perfect!ReplyDelete
Wow!!! Absolutely stunning clay work Hazel, this is so beautiful! xoxReplyDelete
Fabulous piece, love that draped piece of clay around the bottom of the bottle.ReplyDelete
This is amazing! Dee!ReplyDelete
How awesome does the clay look!! Fabulous idea, great execution! So totally elegant!ReplyDelete
Oh Wow! Magnificent! It's original, creative and the shine on the clay is to die for. I think I need more Treasure Gold...ReplyDelete