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!