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A crafters mind can be a strange place...

You know that you're a crafter when you spot something and immediately start thinking of what you can do with it. I was at work the other day, and happened to find an empty bottle of vodka hidden somewhere. Pre craft days I would just be incredibly annoyed that someone had done this, when I found this bottle I immediately thought 'what can I do with this?' So here is a step by step of what I did.

The first step was cleaning it of course, and getting rid of the labels. I didn't scrub the label off entirely, as it made it easier to do my next step.


I chose some grungepaper shapes and glued them onto the bottle. Once they were dry I moved onto my next step.




I got some decopatch paper I didn't have any other use for, and covered the bottle from head to toe in it. I then painted it black.



Doesn't it make such a difference? I hadn't quite finished with it yet, so I coated it in crackle glaze and left it to dry overnight.

Once that was done I rubbed some silver, blue and gold ink into the cracks.



You can see I also did the sides of the bottle. When I was finished I decided to use minimal decoration. I got out the Steampunk Spells pad again (I am never going to tire of this design set) and did a bit of fussy cutting. I cut Madame Macabre, and some flowers, which I piled together to make 3D ones. I then cut a bow to put on the top of the bottle. Here is the finished result



You'd hardly guess that it started out as a vodka bottle would you? So it's a lesson to us all; if you're throwing things away, stop for a moment, take a look and see if you can really open up your creative mind! 

Happy crafting!
Emma





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  1. Wow Emma,this is gorgeous. You really are branching out,so good to see. I never throw anything away now that I haven't checked for crafting purposes first :)

    Hope you are okay

    Hugs
    Donna xx

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    1. Thanks Donna :) It was really fun to do as well! Who knew I would ever have fun with alcohol? (Apart from alcohol inks of course!)

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