Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Alter It!

My Frilly DT Sister, Sue, is given us the lovely challenge of "Alter It."  Last week the Frilly DT did their thing and now the Funkie DT has sprung into action!  Now don't be shy and join in, be it Frilly or Funkie, we so want to see you "Alter It."  For some fabulous altering ideas and inspiration, stop by Frilly and Funkie!  There will be a $15.00 random draw prize to shop at The Funkie Junkie Bouquet and someone will be chosen to proudly display the winner's badge!  Just a quick note before I tell you what I did!  As part of last week's Friday Focus, Distress Marker's are on special at the bouquet for $76.46.  If you are interested, click the link and read all the details.  I really love these markers!  Linda is always adding new items to her lovely shoppe, so stop by often and see what might strike your fancy! 


My project was to alter an empty lotion bottle!  This is the second bottle I have done, the first one back a couple of years ago.   I am also linking this altered bottle to Brenda's "Tuesday Treasures," as I am giving this to my DD and she is a Treasure. I always give non-porous items a light sanding to give the primer more tooth!  The primer I use is Kilz, but any would be fine and I will usually give it a couple of coats and same with the push top/cap.  I added my choice of alcohol inks, mixative and blending solution to the applicator and applied to the bottle and cap.  I did actually use the heat gun to insure this was dry and then I painted on several coats of waterproof gloss varnish.  Let dry completely between coats. 

Two of the butterflies were cut from grunge paper and I used the "Shattered Stains" technique from Tim's new book.  For the yellow butterflies, I added two way adhesive to grunge paper, removed the backing and added the tissue paper.  Once cut, I added Rock Candy Crackle and let it dry and the covered with Distress Stains.  The outlines and bodies were also colored with Distress Stain using a little paint brush.   After the butterflies dried, I also added a coat of Varnish.  The trim was cut Lost and Found paper, using the Vintage Lace die and then I covered that with Rock Candy Crackle paint and cover that in Bundled Sage Distress Stain.  Love those stains!  All were adhered using Glossy Accents and then covered in several coats of Varnish! 
This was a fun project and will last a long time.  The first bottle I ever did, using paints, crackle and leaves from my yard is still in perfect condition.  Once a year, I might add another coat of varnish, but that is it!

Sorry that I have been MIA!  Last week, my DH took some time off and surprised me with a visit from my son and g-daughter, so I was not blogging at all.  It was my birthday, yes I kept it quiet, so this was quite a lovely birthday!   I do appreciate your visits and promise to catch up this week as long as blogger behaves!




Alcohol Inks:  Bottle, Cranberry, Butterscotch, Sunshine Yellow, Gold Mixative, Blending Solution
Distress Stains:  Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Bundled Sage, Mustard Seed
White Primer, Kilz
Delta, Int/Ext Gloss Varnish
Glossy Accents

44 comments:

craftattack said...

Lovely alteration! Great colours, too! Glad you had a good birthday, all the best from me! Valerie

Dots Dabbles said...

Wow Terri, this is amazing!!! this is soooo expiring, I would like to give it a go! The background is awesome.
I'm glad you took time out to enjoy your birthday, I hope you had an awesome time.
Dot x

kathy/North Carolina said...

Genius! I love your fabulous butterflies...great idea to cover them with tissue. Do you think you could use modge podge instead of double sided adhesive? The bottle is so elegant!

Pam said...

Gorgeous bottle Terry! How clever! Glad to here you had a nice B-day! Mine was last week too-shhhhhhh!! LOL

2amscrapper said...

amazing alteration!

Jingle said...

Very nice!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a great alteration Terry! Love it...

greetings, Alie :-)

Marjie Kemper said...

Terry, this is absolutely GORGEOUS!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful altered bottle - love the colors and added butterflies!

Laura said...

Oh, I've got to try this...so inspiring. Q: could I base coat it with mod podge or glue and seal and still have the AI look like yours does...sort of spotty/marbley?

Laura

Shar said...

You never fail to astonish and inspire me! Such a fabulous project!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Terry
this looks just like stone! what an amazing effect and beautiful project. you ROCK! and you are my Cali Sweet "Pea" too! :) Happy Wednesday!

Sherry said...

Happy belated birthday Terry! What a lovely surprise your hubby organised for you too x

Your lotion bottle is altered beautifully!

Maria said...

Oooohh, I love this, Terry! It looks so antique and fabulous! I'm now scanning the room for something to alter ... ;)

Ira Huberts said...

How cool is this? You know me and altered stuff, so how I can I NOT love this! There's a great marble effect, such a fantastic background Terry!

Electra said...

I was worried when I saw your note about Bad Blogger. Glad to see you're up and running! This project is amazing, you always stun me with your creativity!

Anita Houston said...

Oh...you have so filled my head with ideas! This is too cool! The background on the dispenser is gorgeous, and the butterflies are beautiful Terry!!! Awesome altered project....and definitely funkie!!!

Chris Arlington said...

Terry, This is fabulous. Great recycling. I must try something creative like this.

1CardCreator said...

Wow this looks gorgeous Terry! Love what you did with that bottle, totally amazing.

Brenda Brown said...

Wow, what an amazing alteration Terry, never thought of using a lotion bottle, I am speechless.
I think you are the treasure, linking to my post and thanks so much for supporting it.
hugs {brenda} xox

Netty said...

So pleased you had such a great birthday and a brilliant surprise.
Loving your altered bottle the colourings are beautiful. Another inspiring project my friend, wonderful. Annette x

Buttons said...

You inspired me with your Paris creation and I'm half way through making a yellow piece - now I know how to finish it as your butterflies are divine!!
Thank you for sharing your talent - I will be following your wonderful posts in future.
Hugs, Buttons x

Meggymay said...

First of all belated Happy Birthday wishes. love your altered bottle the colours are so rich, gorgeous butterflies as well.
Yvonne x

Debi said...

Terry, you're so clever I would never of thought to alter one of these bottles- looks fab! Debi x

Sandra said...

What a genious idea to alter an empty lotion bottle! It's gorgeous! Amazing!!

Yvonne Garner said...

Belated birthday wishes to you, Terry! Fabulous altered item in the lotion bottle. Hope all is well. Yvonne

trisha too said...

Terry, this is amazing!

:)

Shirl said...

Fabulous as usual sweetie and such a gorgeous treasured item to give away and who better to give it to than your treasured DD.

Belated birthday wishes sweetie, 21 again x x

Hugs Shirley x x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a cool idea, your altered bottle looks wonderful.

Linda R said...

This looks so cool.. It would match in my bathroom perfectly.. I LOVE it. FB had told me it was your Birthday and I had every intention of stopping by and saying HAPPY BIRTHDAY. And then I forgot. What a bad friend I am.. I do hope you had fun my friend.

Hugs~

lynne said...

Hi Terry
How lovely to have received a surprise visit.
This is gorgeous. The colours make it look so organic as though it were aged wood or stone.
Love those butterflies.
Wishes
Lynne

lynne said...

Oops
I forgot to say
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY WISHES!
Lynne x

Dr Sonia S V said...

This is so beautiful !

Cheers from Bangalore, India
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Cynthia Schelzig said...

oh girl this is the coooolest soap dispenser bottle I have ever seen. Love those crackle b flies too!

Sue C said...

Gorgeous work Terry ! I love the colours, the bottle is totally transformed ! Happy belated Birthday too, hope you had a lovely time. Sue C x

Laura said...

Hi Terry....I went over to play along "Alter it", but I can't find the blinky to add my link. PLus blogger ate my comment over there so you're my last chance at trying to play along.
Suggestions?
Thanks a bunch Terry.
Laura

Laura said...

Terry....never mind, my crisis is over :) lol...I guess it was just blogger giving me some temperary grief....wheeewww.

Laura

Elaine said...

Fabulous alteration work here Terry , your techniques are fantastic, fabulous creations , great work and well done.
Hugs Elaine
Enjoy the weekend

Sharon said...

This is absolutely amazing!!! Fantastic recycling - it looks brand new!!!

iReneM said...

WOW!!!
An amazing tranformation. Love how you have achieved that gorgeous effect with alcohol inks...and the butterflies are beautiful.
x

Sue said...

What a stunning transformation.
xx

Ali Manning said...

Wow - what an amazing altered project!

Alexa said...

Great altered project - butterflies are cool!

CuddlyBunny said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Whew. Had to get that out!

Your bottle is amazing, and I love the idea of alcohol inking over Kilz because that means we could, conceivably alcohol ink ANYTHING!

Thanks for sharing your cool art and your cool self!

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