Friday, August 3, 2012

Swirlydoos Second Reveal with "The Paper Doll" Kit

I've had these projects done for a couple of weeks, but I have been so busy, this is the first chance I've had to share them!

Altered "A" Bottle

Fellow design team member, Tiffany, created some gorgeous bottles with this month's kit, and it inspired me to give it a try too. I have been in love with altered bottles ever since my friend, Bonnie, aka La Bonita, to the scrap world, shared hers a couple of years ago. Anyway, I found this little round one at Cost Plus World Market.
I decided I wanted an opaque bottle, so I painted it with gesso and let it dry. Next, my plan was to randomly touch it with Weathered Wood Distress Stain, so I did that, and the gesso started coming off! I should have known because the stain is water-based! DUH! (I never know what the hell I am doing! :) ) So, I knew that I needed something more permanent- I then painted it with Glimmer Glam in Chandelier, and it came out beautiful! (I love happy accidents!) Next, I randomly stamped over it with that fabulous Prima stamp from the Moulin Rouge collection. With the bottle finished, I then added all my junk: ribbon, flowers, a frame using the Martha Stewart air dry clay from the technique kit, and and alpha: an "A" for Audra. I thought I was done, but Audra informed me that vases are for flowers, so I added the Petaloo vine!
Here's a view from the back:

"Just You" Layout

I decided to make a leaf circle- man that was a lot of work! I punched out the leaves with the Martha Stewart Rose Leaf punch. I inked them and drew centers to look like the leaves on the page, but I covered up most of those. I used Tattered Rose Distress Stain on the wood letters on the butterflies, and made splotches on the paper.

Thanks for looking!


Kim said...

These are great Rae. Love the circle of leaves.

Peggy Giovanetti said...

Rae, thanks for the tips on coloring the bottle, I just may uh, borrow your idea <3