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Monday, 23 March 2020

Took 5 Years!!!

Firstly, I must thank you all for your kind messages,
on my last post here and on my Face Book page. 

Also to welcome Debbie, a new follower and hope you 
like what you see!!

Yes, the title 'Took 5 Years' is correct!!
I started making this wine bottle just over 5 years ago!
I originally covered it with plaster of paris and painted it with 
duck egg blue paint. I then added some embellishments

I covered it with Gesso and job done. 

The problem was, I didn't like it! 
So it sat on my desk for 5 years. I even moved house 4 years ago
and it still sat on my desk!

Until last Saturday!! 
I wanted to do something messy, so picked up the bottle and made 
a start on it. Stripping off all the embellishments.

I made the flowers with clay and sprayed them with 
some bottles of Tattered Angels, a mica and a mix of colours.

I also sprayed the bottle with some of the colours.
I then used on everything, some Cosmic Shimmer Opal Polish and  
Metallic Gilding Polish, which I used my fingers to spread it where I 
wanted it. Very messy but great fun.

The colours are much nicer in real life and the Mica
is gorgeous. 
I am quite pleased with it now!! Lol!!

It's just like the world has been tipped upside down, with 
the Coronavirus and to me it feels surreal. 
I just wished that I could wake up in the 
morning, to find it was just a bad dream!!

At least, here in Suffolk, the sun has been shining for a 
couple of days and the spring flowers are so pretty.

Please stay at home if you can and stay safe. 
We have cancelled our holiday and I am thinking
of cancelling a scan, that I am booked to have on Good Friday.

Big hugs,


Diane said...

Very creative Carol.

Hugs Diane

Chrissy said...

WOW..oh WOW..this is AWESome Carol,I love what you have done to this bottle and I love the textures and colours and the flowers, stay safe too.


cotnob said...

Your bottle is beautiful Carol, lots of fabulous details and gorgeous colours.
Take care of yourself as well, I'm sure they will probably cancel your scan, I would wait a while and see what happens.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Lynne said...

An amazing project Carol, the flowers are so pretty. A gorgeous day here today, managed to get a bit of tidying done in the garden and I agree with you the current situation does seem surreal and very strange. At least we have our hobbies to keep us occupied x

Doris knippenenplakken said...

Wow.....What a beautiful creation Carol!
Lovely details, hugs Doris

Sarah said...

Sometimes the slow burners turn out to be the best, and this really is fantastic xx

Mrs A. said...

Oh My oh my. Might have taken 5 yrs in the making but this is absolutely gorgeous. Those flowers are something else , exquisite springs to mind. Hope you are safe and well . Keep on crafting. Your blog needs you. Hugs Mrs A.

Sue - said...

That is amazing Carol!