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« on: May 06, 2015 11:50:56 AM »

Four sides, each a double layer of foam board attached with aluminum tape. Sprayed the whole thing blue, and used fancy wrapping paper on the edges to hide the messy joins. I stuck a bunch of push pins into a scrap piece of foam and sprayed them the same blue, and I cut a square to cover the top. It sits on a lazy susan from the thrift store.  And once I'd loaded it with necklaces, I wrapped the whole thing in saran wrap for transport! It worked, but I think I need a cross piece, an x, top and bottom for extra stability inside.

Bottles! I've made a few for craft swaps over the years, but the recent altered bottle contest got me back into it.
These aren't the best pictures, but some have sold and the rest are packed away right now. I've used paint and old jewelry and washers and random stuff for the lids. The dragons and butterflies are temporary tattoos from the dollar store, well sealed, over spray paint. The butterfly bottle-also tattoos, but the bottle was both spray and hand painted, mottled shades of gold and rust for an aged look. The little bottles with the raised leaves are mini glass apple juice bottles, and more shimmery in person. A base layer of spray paint, and lots of hand painting over that. And I love Krylon triple thick spray sealer. I'm working on some fancier bottles now.






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I love the tiny bottles! Colors, decors, shape...they're just superb.
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2015 04:43:21 PM »

Thanks! They're fun to do.
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2015 07:14:26 PM »

Those bottles are amazing!  Thanks for sharing about the temp tats - brilliant idea.
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2015 03:12:11 PM »

The display came out great
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2015 04:34:45 PM »

These are so clever beautiful designs, BSB! I love how inventive You are and how You upcycled things with such ease (seemingly at least Cheesy) and turn them into such beauties!

...temp. tats. You say? Never would've thought of using them on things other than kiddos Cheesy - love the idea and outcome! Wink
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