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Something different for me - altering objects

This week, thanks to enjoying some discounted bottles of iced latte, I thought I'd do something different with the empty bottles.
Following the excellent tutorial from Gabrielle Pollacco, I altered the bottles. It was an easy, fun project. I thought I would share my step by step photos to show what I did with the bottles.
First, I took the labels off, washed and dried the bottles, then added 2 coats of gesso to each.
When the gesso was completely dry, I gave each bottle 2 coats of a pale yellow acrylic paint. When the paint was dry, I went over the necks, base and edges with brown ink, smudging it and blending to give the paint an aged look.
Next, I mixed a watery blend of brown and black acrylic paint and splattered the bottles, using a dry brush dipped in the paint. I stamped randomly around the bottles with black ink before adding my decoupage from the first edition Rose Garden pad, plus some of my own had made flowers and tied ribbon around the neck.
Et VoilĂ !


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