Thursday, 5 August 2010

Whats your tipple??

I picked up these cute china decanter labels from a chairty shop that have a litle floral deisgn around the edge and the spirits name in the middle.
I did think of leaving gin on one then I could just hold it up at the bar when I wear it :D but then thought that might look quite bad LOL :D
I coated them with clear gesso all over so that the flowers were still visible, then covered over the wording with white gesso.
When dry I inked them with my distress ink pads and stamped images in black archival ink.

I smothered them with versamark and gave them a coat of utee which I heated with my heat gun. While hot I sprinkled in more utee then sprinkled in Tim Holtz distress powders and cosmic shimmer embossing powder.
On the "Exist" one I stamped a butterfly stamp in to the hot utee to leave a de-bossed image, then highlighted it with a light dusting of perfect pearls.

I coated my metal embellies in versamark ink then dipped them in to my TH distress powders and heated.
Last but not least I added some bling and buttons to finish the pendants :D

I hope you like my altered items as much as I do, now do I sell or keep??? LOL :D

J xx


  1. Ooooooo, the birdie one is lovely (well both are but that is my fav) Really pretty Julie.

    Toni :o)

  2. What an amazing find in the first place but you have made them gorgeous!

    Still chuckling at you holding a gin label up to the bar man *g* Good if you get a bit tipsy and start slurring your words :D

  3. Wow - you made them look amazing.

  4. They are both lovely. I'm forever rummaging around charity shops but never seem to spot things like that.

  5. This is gorgeous! such a great idea! and the colours are fab!

  6. Love what you did with those. They are gorgeous!

  7. Such a good idea - what a beautiful transformation x

  8. Great charity shop find, love what you did with them!


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