Sunday, 12 October 2014

31 Days of Halloween - Day 12

Hello folks, and it’s day 12 of the Smeared and Smudged 31 days of Halloween Blog Hop.  All you have to do to take part is to hop through each of the Wicked Blogs that are participating and leave a comment on each project.  All Horrifying Hoppers will receive a Survival Button at the end of the month to proudly post on their blog.


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I altered this bottle and the plastic skull on the stopper using techniques I learned from the Andy Skinner Evil Elixir Mixer workshop and  Timeworn Techniques workshop.   I'm a big fan of Andy's and if you're like this kind of antiqued, grungy look it's worthwhile investigating his online workshops - they are well worth the modest cost.  The bottle itself originally contained a soft drink.  I wasn't wild about the drink but I liked the shape of the bottle.  The skull is a stamp from De Stempelwinkel, stamped onto tissue paper painted on the back with acrylic paint to make it opaque.   I stuck it onto the bottle with clear floor polish (Pledge Multi Surface wax- that stuff is amazingly useful!) In fact, I covered the bottle with it as it gives a nice soft sheen and is not sticky when it's dry.  The label (Doctor Skully's Bone Tonic) I created on the computer and printed onto Safmat.  

I'm entering this into The Mirror Crack'd blog challenge for this month.








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17 comments:

Rebecca pettit said...

pledge surface wax huh? I have been trying to find something to give sheen without sticky

Sarah Nancarrow said...

Wow that's so cool, love the texture on the bottle and the skull on the top :)

maureenjscott said...

Wow! Great bottle - love the skull on top, fab stamp too. x

TangledBlueRose said...

Love this bottle! It really is an awesome shape. Your stamping on tissue and painting is awesome. I will have to try that and the pledge trick, sounds great and it is not sticky!??
Thanks for sharing!~kim

DogsMom said...

Not only a fantastic bottle but a beautiful presentation.

I bet in person it even looks more skin toned.

Steph said...

What a cool shaped bottle, I love how you've altered it.

Merethe Arstein said...

Fun altered bottle. Thank you for participating in our 2nd challenge at The Mirror Crack'd challenge blog. #2 The Body Beautiful - Something Featuring the Human Form.
Hope to see you back again next time.

Ma :)
The Mirror Crack'd DT

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Creepy cool altered bottle. Love it.

Sarah Bales Strom said...

This is fabulous! I love your creativity! Thanks for the tip about Pledge Multi-Surface Wax--I'm gonna have to try that.

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW! The texture on that bottle is totally amazing. Fab shape too. LOVE this! xxD

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

A wicked cool altered bottle, love everything about it!

Susan Renshaw said...

Brilliant altered bottle! Love your creativity!

Alison said...

What a fantastic bottle! I love the technique you used. A perfect addition to any Halloween decor!

Julia said...

Awesome bottle, love the images and great texture!

Matney said...

Wow, wow, wow. Love A.S. and sooo want to get in on a workshop. Maybe w/ some xmas $$. Love love the texture on this. So creative on how you got the image and the label done. Excellent topper. Love.

NanB said...

Awesome altered bottle! Love the skull on top is fab! Thanks for sharing the details, I love this!

Christine Kiehl said...

Wow, This is really a winner! I have yet to hear about or visit Andy Skinner Evil Elixir Mixer workshop and Timeworn Techniques workshop blogs/sites! Nice job on using new techniques!