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« on: January 28, 2008 11:54:09 AM »



The inspiration for this piece is an antique "Pain Expeller" bottle.  I painted a lightweight cigar box with metallic bronze paint.  I decoupaged the background with original pages from a 1950s atlas and a 1909 medical textbook.  On this half, you can read "the cold bath" through the vintage Union flask.  Here is a picture of the entire piece:



Here is a closeup of the "Pain Expeller" bottle.  Above it is a swatch I knitted out of 1940s Knit-Cro-Sheen on size 0 needles.  The needles are about the diameter of a tooth pick, and I believe I became a touch insane trying to work the skinny string through those green, clear and amber beads. 



I don't know whether you can see this, but the little copper box to the left of the "Pain Expeller" can open for hiding a little treasure.

I gave this woman a little red bird for company and a seashell hat for style.


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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2008 12:08:51 PM »

This piece is gorgeous, what an awesome job!

I love the old glass bottles and "pain expeller" is awesome... Especially if it worked heh.

You have a great eye for color, they work so well together and its very warm feeling.

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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2008 12:29:58 PM »

This is amazing. Where did you find such great stuff? It's clear that I need to train my brain to look for fantastic pieces like the ones you have in this project.
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2008 12:35:23 PM »

It's beautiful! Great job on all the little details!
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2008 12:39:35 PM »

This is fantastic! I love the details and variety of materials!
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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2008 12:40:58 PM »

this is soo cool! I love it!
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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2008 01:58:25 PM »

wow this is amazing, what great composition!
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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2008 07:11:53 PM »

this is really beautiful.
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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2008 03:59:37 PM »

Thanks for all the compliments everyone!   Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2008 08:45:34 PM »

Lol I think I know why that "Pain Expeller" worked... It's 49% Alcohol. Pretty sure you wouldn't feel ANYTHING if you drank enough of that.
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