Hi crafty friends! Today I share with you this Victorian altered bottle I made using a Dollar Store bottle and ColoriQue. For this bottle I wanted to try an Ombré effect when coloring the glass bottle, to give it a different look. The bottle is adorned with bits and pieces that I had on hand, which is a great way to use up supplies. 🙂
To color the bottle, I first sprayed the bottle with a coat of white matte spray paint. Coating the glass with white paint first helps use less ColoriQue. The first color to go on was Grape Vine and this was applied at the bottom of the bottle, using a paint brush. Next, Wisteria was added right next to Grape Vine and blended slightly into it and then pulled upward. The final color added was Frisco Bay, which was blended into the Wisteria and then pulled up.
The top of the bottle was not colored, other than the white, because I knew I would be wrapping it with ribbons. When the ColoriQue was completely dry, I gave it a coat of spray sealant.
I used Avocado, Grape Vine & Honey Bee to paint the wings on the butterfly and then accented them with gold paint. The wings are painted with Grape Vine & Wisteria and dusted with gold paint. The sparrow was colored with Snow Summit and then lightly distressed with sanding paper.
The vintage graphic is applied with decoupage and accented with rhinestone chain. I used assorted flowers and metal components to complete the vintage look of the bottle.
Next, the neck of the bottle is wrapped with assorted ribbons. To create the crystal topper, I used a crystal chandelier drop and wired it to the cork. The drop is accented with metal flowers.
Can you believe this bottle started off as a plain clear bottle I picked up at the Dollar Store? I just love how it turned out and the best part is, I used odds and ends I had on hand to complete the bottle! So next time you see those plain bottle, be sure to pick one up and turn it into your own mixed media bottle.
Altered Bottle Supply List:
- ColoriQue: Grape Vine, Wisteria, Frisco Bay, Snow Summit, Avocado, Honey Bee
- Spray paint: White
- Gold paint
- Dollar store bottle
- Relics & Artifacts frozen Charlotte
- Assorted flowers
- Assorted ribbons – purple, tans
- Vintage paper image
- Rhinestone chain
- Large metal butterfly
- Metal butterfly (small), sparrow, angel wings, flower(2)
- Chandelier crystal drop
- Bronze Wire 18ga
- Paint brush
- Beacon 3-1 glue