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

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Fall Themed Altered Bottle

This is a project that has been sitting around forever waiting to be finished.  The inspiration came from the pine cone stopper which I found at Crate and Barrel about 3 years ago.  It’s a Christmas ornament which was only 99 cents and when I saw it I thought what a great stopper it would make.  The pine cone is covered in microbeads.

I colored the gold brass leaves with a combination of Patina & Copper Gilders Paste and Ranger Patina Metal Paint (the color is Amethyst).  I bent them some to make them wrap around the bottle.  I also added something called “Dazzlers” to the bottom leaf.  They are like glitter but a little larger.  I purchase them from the Glitter Art Institute who makes all kinds of fabulous glitter products.

The copper leaves and swirls are metallic copper sticker.  You’ve seen me use the gold and silver versions on many projects.
 Around the bottom and the neck of the bottle are beaded trims.


Diane said...


Seeing Things said...

Exquisite is the first thing that came to my mind, what a treasure!

augcott said...

nicely done!
diane @ aug's blog

Nichola said...


Tee said...

Very Nice!

CreativSpirit said...

Gorgeous, love it.

www.creativepointe.blogspot.com said...

WOW!! One of the most beautiful altered bottles I've ever seen.

Incipient Wings said...

Great work!!
I love this:)

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Spectacular Laura!

Maureen said...

Very cool! I just love using that metallic paste; something I would never had tried had it not been for you!

Coco said...

WOW !!! Fabulous bottle Laura, really gorgeous !! Hugs, Coco xx

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That is so gorgeous...like nothing I've ever seen! WOW!