Monday, December 16, 2013

Mixed Media Monday - Decorate for Winter - Easy Diy Vintage Bottles

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Happy Monday!

We're digging out from a very early winter storm.  The view outside is beautiful but inside it's warm and cozy!

Aged metal intriques me.  I’m not sure what it is, but I love creating surface designs.  Perhaps, it’s because there is a bit of mystery and wonder as to what will happen.  I combined this technique, with polymer clay and some vintage bottles from our family farm to create this winter inspired home décor project.

I'm sharing one of my favorite types of projects - my Trash To Treasure projects.  I discovered this treasure on a recent trip to the treasure ditch.   It's such an easy project and adds a sweet touch to my home decor!

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Spellbinders Supplies:
GC-001 Spellbinders® Grand Calibur machine
S4-338 Spellbinders® Holiday Tags die templates
E3D-006 Framed Labels Eighteen M-Bossabilities™
MB1-001 Susan Lenart Kazmer for Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Ovals One Bezels
MM1-004 Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Aluminum foil sheets
GC-003 Raspberry Spacer Plate
Bottle with flat front
Burlap approximately 1 1/2 inches wide with fringe.
Acrylic paint – red, brown
Antiquing medium
Polymer clay: light tan
alphabet stamps 
Music sheet

Burlap strands or twine
Jump ring
Artificial greenery (optional )
E-6000 silicone-based glue
Low-tack tape
Cosmetic sponge

Cut one ornament shape from aluminium sheet using the Grand Calibur™ machine

Place the metal ornament into the M-Bossabilities folder and tape into place.  Sandwich the folder between the embossing plate and the raspberry spacer plate and pass through the Grand Calibur.

Paint ornament red and allow to dry. Paint additional coat is needed.

Apply brown paint over raised areas to give an aged effect, allow to dry. Apply antiquing medium with cosmetic sponge

Condition a marble sized ball of polymer clay in your hands and roll into a log.  Press into pendant blank and smooth with fingers to fill the cavity.

Stamp desired word into clay.

Bake clay and pendant according to manufactures instructions for 30 minutes. Allow to cool.

Paint cly with brown paint. Allow some of the paint to remain in the cracks. Wipe away the excess paint as desired. Antique.

Glue pendant to ornament base.

To finish, wrap bottle with sheet music and glue.

Wrap a strip of burlap around bottle over music.

Wrap twine around bottle, and tie ends in a knot.

 Attach ornament with jump rings to the knot.
 Add bow made from twine and greenery.

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