Tuesday, November 1, 2011

art, fit for a queen...

I'm celebrating good news!!!!!

my CHA W-12 stamp images are finished & sent off to be magically transformed into real rubber stamps...
for release late January...

my CHA W-12 ART PARTS are finished...(almost)...
I just need to decide on what's included in the packages...

I been working on *a little something* & it's moving along well...

so... I *thought* I deserved a play day...

and play I did...

the idea has been brewing since tim introduced the rock candy crackle paint...

I wanted to use it on glass...

but since the crackle paint needs "tooth" to grab onto...
the glass was too slick for the crackle to do it's job...

believe me...I did try...

I sanded the glass...or so I thought...
then painted the crackle on the glass...let it dry...

it looked beautiful...

UNTIL...

I picked it up to inspect it...

then it all fell off...
lol...

so I knew it would be a cool effect...
if I could get it to work...

and I did...

the glass bottle below is right from the store...
(a Marshall's find)

I painted on a thin layer of Ranger's Glue N Seal...
I like the matte finish...


and let it dry...


when it was completely dry...

I attacked it with the crackle paint...

I was bound & DETERMINED to make this work...
I don't give up easily...


I wanted big cracks...
so I painted on a pretty thick layer...

then added some extra strength drips...

then I sat & crossed my fingers...

and stared @ the bottle...


pure MAGIC!!!!!

I am IN LOVE...

I used pumice stone distress stain to accent the cracks...

and a bit of espresso pigment ink,
added with the blending tool...
for a little more color...


here's the finished bottle...

a total transformation...

from brand spankin new...

to very vintage...

with the addition of a little lace,
and some rhinestone trim...



the crackle effect is flippin cool, if I say so myself...
it's even better than I expected...

it's now...

art...FIT FOR A QUEEN!



I think this new awesome cracked glass technique
has LOTS of possibilities...

I've got an idea-ology corked vial drying now...
it's looking really good!

and speaking of awesome...
makes you drool...kind of AWESOME!!!
what beautiful colors...

I hope you can grab a generic bottle, some Glue N Seal...
this is the big bottle...no brush...
but more cost effective to refill the small bottle (that has the brush)...

same thing here...large bottle to refill the small...

this is just too much fun...

I hope you're inspired to play along and

make art!
wendy
ps...it's NOT TOO SOON...
to start making your holiday gifts...
YIKES! it's Nov 1st...

pss...I realized why I'm shaky...
I made a project WITHOUT a rubber stamp...
I thought that was IMPOSSIBLE...

I better remedy that NOW...
phew...

52 comments:

Debby said...

Cool effect! I wonder what that would look like on a darker glass bottle? I may have to try this later.

sue said...

Thank you Wendy I needed an idea for a glass bottle swap I am doing. I will be trying this.

Helen said...

Oh what an incredible effect! I love it....

Vic said...

Totally cool!!

Scrapthat said...

AWESOME Wendy!! Must say I LOVE IT!! TFS!

Kirsten Alicia said...

Wow, what an amazing result, it looks fantastic.

MvM-design said...

Wowww awesome!!!

Jan Hoefler said...

Your Vintage bottle did turn out cool. From the amazing crown on the top to the very cool rhinestones along the bottom.
I'm wondering if transparent gesso would have worked as well for your base.
And so you know what would ROCK my world? How about a 4oz jar of Rock Candy Stickles??? Come on, you've got some clout. I know you do!!!!

Ruby Craft said...

WoW! Definitely Fit for a Queen! So glad you did not give up! I haven't seen the Glue N Seal yet, I'll keep my eyes open.

ellen vargo said...

So glad you didn't give up - this is awesome! Will definitely give it a try! Thanks!

Gillian .... said...

Awesome, love how you didn't give up, another must have a go technique, thanks for sharing Wendy x

Hels Sheridan said...

Cor blimey and thrice
What an AMAZING technqiue... I am so onto that one.. I have the very bottle sitting here awaiting some inky lurving... thanks for sharing... you are SO clever.. oh and... just wondering... the crown on the bottle top... where's that from please? I can't live without it lol xx

Dorothy said...

Fantastic results!!!

SannaS said...

WOW!!! AWESOME!!! =)
hugs, SannaS

janine said...

Love it!! I have an old bottle that has been on my desk for years--actually it's been on a few different desks in different houses over the years. I've been hanging onto it just waiting for an idea to give it new life. This is perfect!!!

Lynne Forsythe said...

oh my HEAVENS.....that is STINKIN' AWESOME!!! love love love it!!! might just need to lift this one!!

SusanK said...

How flippin' cool is this?!?!? Maybe if I play around with this some other projects will fall into place? Please tell me they will! lol

linda said...

What a cool effect! Thanks for discovering it Wendy! I'm going to try this and I love the stain over top!

Darla said...

Awesome Wendy! I have been looking for a solution for fragments and crackle....yea! Sure love the bottles. Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Wendy, you are so clever. So glad you kept on trying. I love it.
Gail in Oklahoma

Deb Smith said...

Can't wait to play with you and your great ideas again sometime soon. Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for every detail! I got excited as
I read the whole story.

Tona said...

Oh wow! I love the look on glass!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

So glad you persevered... this is really awesome.

Cher said...

yup...pretty cool woman! xo

michelle said...

Amazing and I love bottles this could be such a major trouble for me. . .

Eileen said...

Well, I was already in love with Glue N Seal, using it for the obvious reasons, but this....this is pure genius!
Thank you for sharing, and now no glass piece will be safe, LOL.

Nancy Wethington said...

So beautiful! I'm in the middle of an altered bottle right now.

Annette said...

Holy Cow this is amazing! Thanks for sharing this great idea. Gotta go try now.

Theresa said...

LOVE the bottle!!! Very vintage-y and cool looking!!!

Janique de Suisse said...

WOW FABULOUS ! Thank you very much for the tuto !!

Wanda H said...

Wow!!!! That is amazing!!!! I so Love it!!!!!! And I have bottles :-)

Sandra said...

thanks for sharing! Really cool
Sandra ltb

Karenliz said...

WOW! I love the effect on the glass. I tried it too on glass and couldn't figure out how to make it stay put. Thanks for sharing!

Mall Rat said...

I love love love the bottle, I can't wait to get home and try that ! Awesome topper on the bottle too. Can't wait to see the CHA -W stuff .. time to SHOP :)

rhonda said...

I am always in awe of your projects and this one is a beauty!

Lisa M. Pace said...

You are AWESOME! I am so going to be doing this technique. LOVE IT!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Great idea, Wendy! This is absolutely beautiful.

KimSim said...

I love the crown too! Where's it from please? I can't wait to do this!

Becky said...

Crazy cool! I have several bottles that are now (loudly) calling my name.

Diana said...

okay.. so i don't have the glue n seal (yet) so thought i would try with matte medium.. the crackle ran, okay slide, right off the bottle!!!
i have now ordered some glue n seal!! can't wait to try!

Carol P said...

Really cool technique! Thanks for sharing.

Sue Young said...

Very very cool! Love this!

Wendy Jo Avey said...

I bet watching that thing dry took longer than watching and waiting for a pot of water to boil! This tip is simply magical!

Lori said...

What a fantastic discovery! Love this idea! Yeah! And the finished project is gorgeous!

Diana said...

okay. me again. i received my glue n seal in the mail.. finished with the gluenseal next day added teh crackle and the next day .. it all came off!! GRRR!!!
i will keep trying!

2amscrapper said...

gorgeous bottle, Wendy!

Georgie Horn said...

I am really finding the DI stains interesting!

EllenaElizabeth said...

What a simple but so effective technique. Thanks for sharing your work.

Izzwizz said...

We have an old bottle tip in the garden and it's full of old pop bottles that look just like this :-) congrats on getting your technique to work! I had the same problem using crackle paint on plastic, must get some of that glue and give it a go. Thanks for the tip. Maddy x

Annie said...

Hi Wendy I absolutely love this technique and must give it a try as the vintage style would look great in what we call our 'bothy' ( Scottish word for a shelter/hut) you are an inspiration. Annie :)

Pam Zirbel 'One Woman Creations' said...

This is fabulous!!! I do not have either the crackle or the glue before it...but i do want to try this at some point!! Gorgeous ...I was brought here by a post by Stamptramp's email to me....i will be joining your groupies here!! Have a great day!!! ....Pam