It's my turn to share a little creativity with you all.
Warning --- photo heavy and I'm being honest.
A message in a bottle.
Let's get cracking.
Take one glass bottle.
Cover in gesso and smooth out with your fingertips - doesn't have to be perfect.
Brace the imperfection - it's easy.
Now, using the following 13 Arts products - slap a dollop of each of them on some cellophane [empty packaging makes it easier for clean up] or put them in a mixing tray and make sure that you mix them all thoroughly.
I don't measure - I really do grab a dollop of each of them on my spatula/plastic knife and mix.
Now apply to your bottle.
Wow, look at that texture.
Leave to dry - I left my bottle overnight to dry naturally.
Now it's time to embellish.
I have wound a small piece of muslin [cheesecloth] around the neck of the bottle.
I have built up some layers with a chipboard heart at the base of my embellishment cluster and then I have added pearls, stamens, cheesecloth, a Flying Unicorn metal adornment.
A closer look at the base of the bottle.
Lots of texture and see that wee hint of sparkle?
Then I grabbed a couple of white feathers and another few Petaloo velvet flowers and built up another wee embellishment cluster and tucked it under the chipboard heart.
You can't really see those fabulous feathers.
I must remember not to photograph white feathers on a white background.
Doesn't have that wow factor in the photo.
A little closer look ...
and again in its entirety ...
a closer look ...
I then dry brushed a little more gesso on my raspberry base to tone it down a little.
Ta da ...
Now what makes this wee bottle so special - it contains a special message.
That's right, a message in a bottle.
Print off a special poem or perhaps the lyrics to a love song that is special to you and your partner.
Roll up into a scroll, tie and pop it in to the top of your bottle.
I used the lyrics to Shania Twain's song, You're Still the One ...
It's coming up to Valentine's Day - something more than a little special.
I think it is a fabulous idea for a wedding anniversary gift as well.
and before I go ...
Don't overlook those gorgeous Petaloo velvet flowers in the shop.
They really are stunning and such fun to create with.