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Welcome! Artfully Musing is a blog dedicated to sharing art and the techniques and products used. I'll be showcasing collage, altered and mixed media art as well as miniature. I hope you'll check back often and are inspired. Thanks for visiting! Laura

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Madame de Pompadour Altered Bottle - Designed for Alpha Stamps

I designed this bottle for Alpha Stamps.  The bottle was about 1½” high before altering and all four sides are decorated.  Once I added the feet and stopper, the overall height of the finished piece was 3½”.   I really loved working with this bottle as the sides are very flat.  Some bottles look flat but they curve slightly in or out.
I started by stamping and embossing each side of the bottle using the Enchanted Clear Stamp Set.  Click here for a tutorial on how to stamp, emboss and paint glass.  I painted the bottle using green metallic paint.
Next, I added German scrap to the bottom and the neck of the bottle.  I used alcohol inks to paint the German scrap at the bottom green. I mounted the images of Madame de Pompadour in oval settings.  To make the oval settings look more like a cameo, I added Glossy Accents on top of the image.
I painted the feet with the same metallic paint as I used on the glass.  At the mouth of the metal birds is a loop.  I used the loops to hang the rosary chain.  After attaching the rosary chain to all of the birds, I glued the birds onto the glass using Glossy Accents.  Lastly, I added the gold rose charms and filled the centers with green Stickles.
The bottle came with a cork stopper which I painted.  I inserted the fan in a slit I cut in the top of the cork.  I painted the fan gold to match the other metal pieces and added green crystals.

17 comments:

cat lacigale said...

gorgeous work on this bottle !!! Hours working, no ?

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, amazing!! Hours of work I bet, it looks like something out of a museum!

Netty said...

Another wow from me, this is totally fabulous, x

artistamyjo said...

Way over the top beautiful!
Hugs

Dorthe said...

This is stunning, -so little and so beautiful, what a work of art you have made, I hardly understand how you did that ,and how you made place for all the sweetnes you added. Love at first sight :)
Hugs,Dorthe

Elaine A said...

You never cease to amaze me Laura with the wonderful art you create. I love how this piece turned out. You always take such care with everything and it shows. A stunning piece of art!

Elaine Allen

My name is Cindy said...

Just beautiful as is everything you do. Think these bottles are becoming a firm favourite, I am trying to find a suitable one to have a try!

Debi said...

stunning , I love the colours , Debi x

Cheryl said...

That is stunning, how on earth did you manage to make a simple bottle into such a work of art. The feet ... ah it is beautiful.
Hugs
Cxxx

Daniele said...

wow what a stunning creation
hugs

Elizabeth Johnson said...

I love this bottle. I'm amazed at the detail you get in something so tiny.

JoAnne said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!

2amscrapper said...

stunning!

Createology said...

This beautiful altered bottle is now heirloom quality. I adore it! Blissful Inspiration...

Lynn Stevens said...

Its beautiful Laura, I wondered how you did the base. Now I know.
Didn't know it was such a little bottle,sure has a big impact!
Hugs Lynn

peggy aplSEEDS said...

stunning! amazing how you transformed such a simple bottle to this gorgeous piece! thanks for sharing!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

JKW said...

I honestly thought this was vintage. Excellent creative work. Blessings, Janet