2 November 2011

Stampotique Altered Poison Bottle



At Stampotique Maria challenged us to alter a bottle to a poison bottle and only use Stampotique stamps... hmmm... much thinking ensued. Here is the almost step by step approach, it just leaves out the  swearing, smiling and general messiness that went on. 


I began with an empty perfume stick bottle which I filled with  sploshes of alcohol inks and gold mixatives but I found it hard to get it to go where I wanted it to go.

I coloured the lid with pro markers and alcohol inks and doodled some details on the lid with sakura white and glitter pens. It is a poison bottle but it also needs an antidote which I created and stuck to one of the perfume sticks.
In my bits and bobs box I found an old dried chilli and that seemed a great antidote to poison when wrapped with beads, ribbons, pin and the definition of antidote. I had to really think about how to get the stamping on and then staring at the glass bottle inspiration stuck - shrink plastic. There was a lot of unladylike cursing at this point as bits curled over too much and got stuck etc but I finally ended up with these pieces edged in alcohol ink.
Angel Boy, Oh Deer, Smushasha and Olivia (Eric had a major melt down and curl up)
I decided the bottle needed a stand so found the plastic protector from a stack of cd's added ink and stuck on some metal fasteners as feet. If I had taken photos in daylight you could appreciate how giving the bottle a base that is raised up helps the colours bounce. I then stuck my shrink plastic stamps to the bottle with glue, masking tape, glue dots, tape and more swearing as a curvy bottle and wavy shrink plastic make it tricky to stick. I also added another layer of ink to my shrink plastic.
Olivia perhaps suffering from Poison?
Angel Boy hiding under what began as a hideous flowery chipboard tag  before I covered it in gesso,  inks and my drawing of a wonky skull and crossbones - and another bead from that box.
  
Here you can see the shrink plastic poison charm above Oh Deer and a key and owl charm that were dipped in alcohol inks and added to the sign.

The curved bits hanging from ribbon on each corner are from a broken shell necklace in my bits and bobs box that I dripped red ink onto to make them look a little like blood. I enjoyed making this. I hope you enjoyed reading about it. 

25 comments:

  1. Great stuff, love the inside inking and the idea of adding the antidote too!

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  2. OMG I love this. It's so original

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  3. Wow! Wow! Wow! This is just amazing!!! Wasn't it a great project to do? I loved it too...thanks for calling by my blog!! x

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  4. Wow! Super alteration Sally.
    Regards Florence x

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  5. Fabulous bottle, love all your embellies !!

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  6. This is fabulous, I love the idea of an antidote, and the dried chilli really looks the part (though I'm sure it wouldn't taste it lol) I don't think there's anyway back for Eric after his meltdown(I have a little batboy that know's how he's feeling)The base is fabulous, the colours really pop. It just needs pride of place now on your dressing table x

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  7. Hello there, This is magic, I love your step by step thinking, and the result is imaginative and loads of fun, Gay xxx

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  8. Wow, I love what you did with this bottle, the colors and it's so different! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

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  9. What a fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us at SDC # 41.

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  10. This is fabulous, I love everything about it.
    xxx Hazel.

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  11. How did you do all that !!! well I know you told us .......but how did you do it !!! Fabulous, fun and very creative.

    `Marie

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  12. oh my goodness-this is fantastic!!!

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  13. wow! what a magical bottle!!! thanks for sharing your creation at Stampotique Designer's Challenge

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  14. Wow fabulous and love the step by step photo's. Thank you for joining the Stampotique designer's challenge

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  15. Great! I love to see the steps it took to create this. I too used a perfume sticks bottle, but why didn't I think of using a perfume stick too?!! Loving all the detail:-) Kate

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  16. Fab alteration, & very creative :)

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  17. This is so awesome! So many details and colour and much to look at :)

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  18. Fabulous altered bottle!

    Thank you for joining us at Stampotique Designers Challenge.

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  19. Thanks for stopping by my Christmas countdown and leaving a comment. Much appreciated! Your bottle has inspired me to get my alcohol inks out! You may see it on a project later this month if I am brave enough!! Caroline

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  20. A great altered bottle. Love the end result. thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela

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