Happy Thursday! I’ve been to the gym, got a haircut, had the car washed and then an oil change . . . AND . . . finished my project for the challenge over at the Everything Wendy Vecchi Yahoo Group.
It’s been a long time since I’ve had the time to participate in a challenge over there, and they are already up to No. 40. This challenge is to use the Cracked Glass technique and at lease one Studio 490 stamp.
Now this project has been a work in progress for some time. It took the challenge to make me finish it up and get going.
The entire project started with an old bottle of Noni Juice. I still have a couple of them around (mainly to fill up my wine rack) and thought that one of them would make a great cracked bottle. I dumped the contents down the drain . . . instead of drinking it . . . and rinsed the bottle well, removing all the labels, etc.
The bottle was first covered with Ranger Glue n’ Seal (matte finish) and left to dry for a day or so. After that, I literally poured Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint along the top of the bottle, letting it drip down the sides. I did brush some of it around to make sure all parts of the bottle were covered.
The one Studio 490 stamp I used is the word “Believe” from It’s Face Art. It was stamped in Archival Jet Black Ink on Neenah paper. I added some Glossy Accents to the back of the bookplate, and stuck it down to the paper around Believe. The Neenah paper was trimmed and then the center of the bookplate was filled with Cracked Accents. I love the larger cracks that were made!
When you walk around CHA, you are always picking up little things here and there. I don’t remember which one, but at some booth I picked up a little lavender bag and inside the bag was a crystal angel on fishing line. I added a jump ring at the bottom of the bookplate and tied the angel to the jump ring.
To finish the bottle off, I wanted to add something to the top. My first plan a few weeks ago was to make some flowers and use the bottle as a vase. However, I didn’t have the right stuff in my stash to do what I wanted . . . SO . . . to the rescue was a clearance drawer pull from Hobby Lobby.
To make it work with the bottle, I sanded down one end of small wooden spool (so it would fit inside the neck of the bottle), painted it black and inserted the screw for the drawer pull into the center hole of the spool. A little E-6000 adhesive was added to the spool to hold it in place long the top.
I know the minute my sister sees this . . . because I used the word Believe . . . she’s going to be yelling dibs! We do that . . . yell dibs if there is something we want that someone else in the family (our mom mainly) has and we eventually want for ourselves.
I suppose that’s all I have for now. It’s time to get my clothes ready for graduation and start packing!
Thanks for stopping by and remember . . . life is short, enjoy the adventures that come your way today!