Monday, March 26, 2018

Best Blogger Contest- Upcycled bottle using Plaid products

Hello Crafty Friends!

In January I was fortunate to attend Creativation in Phoenix.  Over that weekend I attended the FaveCrafts Prime Networking Event.  During that event I met with several sponsors to discuss their products and many sponsors provided product to be used on projects.  These projects would be shared on our blogs, social media and be entered into FaveCrafts' Best Blogger Contest.  Today I am sharing the first project for the contest: an upcycled bottle using Plaid Enterprise, Inc products.

The project started with a bottle that should have been placed in recycling but I liked the shape of the bottle too much to toss it.  Instead I grabbed some mixed media product to upcycle the beautiful bottle. 

The bottle required prepping: after a thorough cleaning I applied glue and seal to the entire surface.  After drying, white gesso was applied.  The next steps are where the fun began...

FolkArt Crackle Medium was applied to the gesso surface.  A crackled surface appeared after drying.  Next a layer of FolkArt Metallics in Ice Blue was applied liberally to the bottle.  The crackled metallic sheen is gorgeous:
Next, FolkArt Glitter paint in Peridot was applied to the top of the bottle.  I wanted a dripping affect so I purposely used a lot of the paint and let it slowly drip down the bottle.
After it was completely dry, I applied a light layer of the Metallic again over the entire bottle.  It resulted in a very shimmery, metallic finish.  Below is a closeup of the finish.  You can see the Peridot glitter in the crackled surface, too.
The final touch was the application of gilded flakes to the top of the bottle. 

The colors were not only picked because I like them- I wanted a bottle to hold the colorful group of feathers that have been patiently waiting for the perfect container.  The bottle and feathers look fantastic together!
It is so bright, shimmery and pretty!  It will look great on a shelf in front of a window.

Thank you for stopping by!  And a big Thank You to Plaid Enterprises, Inc for being a sponsor at the Prime Networking Event!

Plaid

Have a happy, crafty day.
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Plaid product used:

FolkArt ® Metallics - Ice Blue, 2 oz.
Metallics- Ice Blue

FolkArt ® Mediums - Crackle Medium, 2 oz.
Crackle Medium
FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Peridot, 2 oz.
Extreme Glitter


1 comment:

  1. Love the colour of the feathers. The whole item is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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