This project has been on the cards for a while, but I couldn't quite decide how I wanted to decorate it. It is for one of my granddaughters. You may remember I made her sisters a dream jar some weeks ago, when I used a set of the bottle lights. She wanted me to do something with this dark bottle that has been lurking in my kitchen since we emptied it at New Year!
Originally I was going to etch into the glass, but was to scared to try in case I ruined it. Suddenly last night in bed it came to me (why do ideas come when you are just about to go to sleep?). I had bought the bee and dragonfly dies at the Farnborough craft show last month, as I knew the bee would be very useful with a granddaughter of the same name, albeit spelled differently.
I cut the dragonfly and bees from acetate, and to start with I coloured the backs with Pebeo markers in black and gold for the bee. I then mixed Luscious powders with "Slap-It-On" and painted the fronts and backs again. More Slap-it-on was applied when dry and unicorn sparkles applied, with a further coat of S-I-on to seal the sparkles.
I affixed the acetate to the bottle with more Slap-It-On, and then used Decoart Paper Effects to stick the jewels on the bottle.
It was difficult to photograph the finished project so here follows a few views taken outside and indoors and a couple with the lights switched on.