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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Altered Eclectics - Altered Beverage Bottles

Hello, Crafty Peeples!
It's time to get back to work at Altered Eclectics.  We are mixed media, upcycling fanatics who enjoy being inspired by like-minded crafters.  So stop by and leave your project in our challenge.  While you are there, we hope you will be able to draw inspiration from our DT makes.
I continue the quest to increase my crafting skills and enlarge my comfort zone (or perhaps create new ones.)  Mastering the use of crackle medium is my newest quest and I was super stoked by the way these turned out! I was inspired by our fearless leader, Elaine. Her crackle bottles are just fabulous!
The short-necked brown bottle usually holds my favorite probiotic drink.  I have tons of these to create bud vases.  I want to give them to my S-I-L to sell at her church fundraising event!
The Grecian 
The Roman
The Spartan
IRL this is such a beautiful bud vase.  I keep this one on my dressing table.  I will attempt to create a vase close to this for the fundraiser!
Flora and Fauna
The fun part of upcycling these bottles is playing around with the paints, glue and crackle mediums.   I usually create my first layer of crackle using Elmer's glue.  After that, I add layers of paint and various crackle medium until I get the result that matches what I see in my mind's eye.   I like stamping on the bottles, as well.  The labels are usually scraps of design paper leftover from other projects.


Thanks for stopping by and we would love to see your altered projects in our challenge!
Hugz,
Chana

10 comments:

  1. Love your altered bottle designs. Beautiful work. Inspiring. I will have to try the effects that you have given them. Judy

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  2. Chana, these are gorgeous. What amazing transformations. I love your altered projects. hugs, Teresa (You should sell these in a gift shop.)

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  3. Popped back again to say how much I love these Chana! The textures and the colors are just fab and the thought of having these for fund raisers is just amazing. Wishing you luck on that. Hugs, Rupa.

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  4. Totally love your bottles, they stunning and unique. I love making these type of projects myself.

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    1. Thanks, Iris! I will have to stop by your blog and take a look! Thanks for taking the time to visit and to comment!
      Hugz,
      Chana

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  5. Awesome altered bottles...couldn't choose a favourite because I like them all...

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    1. Thanks, so much, Sandra for taking time to visit and leaving such a nice comment!
      Hugz!

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  6. Gorgeous bottles, Chana!

    A couple of weeks ago I told you that you have inspired me to alter a bottle. I finally did it and left some love for you on my blog. :)

    Have a great weekend! Hugs

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    1. Your bottle is amazing! I love the color and your crackle is amazing! Now, I have been inspired by you, once again! Thanks for the love! Left a comment on your blog!
      HUGZ!

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  7. WOW I feel blessed that you have gained inspiration from my bottles but let me tell you young lady yours certainly surpass mine - just beautiful hun xx

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Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comments, they keep me motivated!
Hugz, Chana