The Stamp Man - Alter it

Two posts in one day, gives a bit of a clue abut how busy I've been behind the scene's LOL.

This is my message in a bottle! made in response to your latest challenge for you at The Stamp Man.   This time it's Jill who has set the challenge with a theme of Alter it.   Well what could I do but dutifully drink the cider contents of this bottle leaving it empty and ready for a makeover.   A tough job but someone has to do it.

First the bottle was given stripes of clear drying Viva crackle base to give some key for the next layers to tie into.   The next layer is Dreamweaver embossing paste in pearl roughly laid on with a pallet knife giving lots of edges and texture.   Next a layer of modeling paste smoothed to some extent with wet fingers.  this is thicker in some places than others allowing the sheen of the pearl paste below to shine through.   While this last layer was wet a rubber stamp was pressed into it.  The stamp was to detailed to leave a clear image but added more interesting texture.   Next Stampendous Crushed glass glitter, mica flakes and ep has been sprinkled over it and everything left to dry.   Once the modeling paste had cured the embedded ep was melted with my gentle heat gun.   The glass does get hot and has to be handled carefully during this time, the underlying paste bubbles as well but sinks back as it cools.

Once the glass has cooled again the bottle was sprayed with Moon Glow silver.   Washi tape wrapped around the lip and the base.  A little bit more Stampendous Aged Gold ep (my new favourite ep) added over inks delivered by stamp.  Paper flowers scattered around to finish off.

Altering or re-purposing things is just so much fun and there are so many things in need of a make-over.   Check out all the magical projects the team have made and then why not join us this fortnight at  The Stamp Man  with an alteration of your own.

I'm sharing this with Inspire me Friday's, my second entry this week!  Sarah Hurley challenge is to alter something hope this will be OK.


  1. Super altered bottle, love the texture on it!

  2. Uber cool bottle! Reminds me of the enameled stoneware bottles and jugs that were popular with moonshiners in the 1920s!

  3. Love your altered bottle Zoe

    Hugs Jackie x

  4. Fabulous makeover Zoe, love the textures and effectsi.
    I am now home and raring to get making again.
    Hope you are well.
    Hugs Brenda xox

  5. It looks fabulous!I love all the texture it has and the flowers.Thanks for sharing it at Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog.

  6. Hi Zoe. Wow, this is amazing!!! I absolutely love the result you've achieved with this. I'm just about the pack the car up with one large tub of texture paste and numerous alterables and head to Grimsby :-).

    Maria xxxxx

  7. What a transformation! The textures and patina are amazing... and I do hope you enjoyed the cider!!
    Alison x


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