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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Love Potion #9


Hello and welcome! I hope you're enjoying a wonderful day! I'm blessed to have my grandchildren this week, so relishing every moment of my time with them.  

An exciting new challenge begins today at The Frilly and Funkie Blog! Cec is our hostess with the theme It's a Small, Small, World

Her guidelines are as follows: Create or alter something small in a shabby chic or vintage style. Your finished project can be anything from an inchie, matchbook, or domino, to a playing card or note card. This means anything from 1-4 inches, and it does not have to be flat. be creative, and let us know in your post just how small your project is. 

At the end of the challenge the team will choose their top four picks. Our first place winner will be invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at The Frilly and Funkie BlogThree additional talented participants will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and adheres to the challenge guidelines will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique! For entry specifics and  inspiration from my amazing teammates just click on the blog link above. 

I went 'junking' on our last trip to the mountains, scoring a bag full of vintage glass bottles in various shapes and sizes. This is the first of several 'potion' bottles I'm altering for a Halloween display.  


It is the tiniest of my bottles at 3 by 3 1/2 inches, starting out life as a perfume bottle. I want it to look old as the ages, and absolutely dripping with mystery and magic. This little treasure contains a powerful love potion. Love Potion #9, to be exact! It's possible this may come directly from Professor Snape's private storeroom of potions at Hogwarts. 
     

Prima Heavy Gesso provides a base coat, followed by Wendy Vecchi Crackle Texture Paste. Next comes a plethora of Prima Alchemy paints, Color Bloom sprays, and Distress Sprays. Metal elements, roses, a chipboard word, and two sizes of Prima art stones are altered as embellishments. There's a full list of supplies at the bottom of this post. 


I'm thrilled that this tiny 'Potion #9' stamp has been hiding my craft hoard. In real life the colors of the bottle and embellishments flow more evenly, with the base color appearing pale blue. I think the camera is picking up on the mica in the sprays and emphasizing them. It's always difficult to display sheen in photos, but my little bottle practically glows! 

I'm so happy you stopped by to take a peek at my potion bottle. Now it's your turn to start creating! I wish you a day of all things good and wonderful! 

Hugs,

15 comments:

  1. This is fantastic and such a wonderful idea to use a scent bottle for this project.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  2. Gorgeous mixed media piece Nancy, and what a great choice for a small project! I just love the effect you achieved, looks like a piece of buried treasure from a sunken luxury liner!! Just amazing! hugs :)

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  3. Oooooooh...how incredible is this? It looks like it could have been dug up from a Greek isle, or sat on Cleopatra's dressing table. I love the patina you created with your paints. And I can't wait to see what you do with the rest of those little bottles! xo

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  4. Beyond divine! So incredibly gorgeous! And yes the sheen can be seen : )

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  5. Nancy, I'll take three! LOL! This is the most fun little project ever! I adore your grungy yet shiny layers (and Hogwarts references)! LOL! Hope you have a lovely time with the kiddos!

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  6. You always come up with the most creative ideas. Gorgeous, Nancy!

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  7. This looks so marvelously old and thickly pasted - wonderful decorations on it and beautiful colors and sheen!! Julia xx

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  8. Spectacular transformation of this little perfume bottle. Love all the wonderful texture and the gorgeous rose.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  9. This is so unusual and fabulous Nancy!!! My goodness what a transformation with all that extra texture and fabulous floral arrangement xx

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  10. Fabulous little bottle Nancy ! What a great idea to create a Halloween display, look forward to seeing more spooky bottles ! Sue C x

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  11. Love all the embellishments on this tiny bottle!

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  12. Love all the embellishments on this tiny bottle!

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  13. That is awesome! The patina and finish you achieved is so beautiful and the embellishments are cool. Fabulous mini potion bottle!

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