I was thrilled to be chosen as a guest designer spot for the Frilly and Funkie blog. The current challenge is " Monochromatic - make a project that uses basically one color and its various hues and tones - a little white or cream can be added but unless that is the main color, it needs to be just an accent". I couldn't wait to get started!
I decided to alter this bottle, a recent thrift store find:
Next, I added a layer of green micro beads.
I toned down the contrast by brushing some Bundled Sage Distress paint over the beads.
I added to the green color by brushing on my newest Distress Paint, the gorgeous yellow green Twisted Citron. I added the color at the top of the bottle, and sprayed it liberally with water so it would run down. I repeated this process a few times until I was satisfied with the color.
Time to add embellishments!
I painted a Funkie Junkie Boutique metal filigree square with Distress Paints in Bundled Sage and Twisted Citron, and adhered it to my bottle with hot glue. On top of this, I glued an alcohol inked Idea-ology Fragments charm embellished with a Remnant Rub. I used beads from my collection to make the dangling charm.
The top of the bottle got a Distress Dyed seam tape bow, and lots of leaves, cut with my Silver Bullet cutter, colored with Evergreen Bough Distress Stain, and over painted with Bundled Sage and Twisted Citron Distress Paints, dabbed on with dabber tops.
As often happens when I take photos of what I think are finished projects, I realized that I wasn't quite done yet. My bottle needed a top!
That's better! Here's is the completed project:
Thanks for stopping by today. And a huge thanks to the Frilly and Funkie gang for the opportunity to be a guest designer. It sure made my crafty heart happy!