This glass bottle is going to be altered for some member of CCSwaps. The swap is called "Glass". At first I was going to work with memory glass and frames, but a little voice inside my head said...'do something else'. So I found this small bottle at JoAnn's or Michael's and decided to give it a try. If it didn't work out I could always resort back to my original plan.
To decorate the sides of the bottle I stamped this yoga lady image 2 times onto acetate. I embossed one with a purple glitter embossing powder and the other with a black glitter embossing powder. I cut the images out and ran them through the xyron. I had seen this technique used to apply images to glass in an old Rubber Stamper magazine.
I created a decorative topper for the cork by stamping this image on blue cardstock and embossing with silver powder. I glued the 2 pieces on either side of a round wooden chip for stability.
The cork topper was glued into a slot that was cut into the top of the cork. The beads were strung on 3 silver threads and then tied through the eyes of 3 needles. I added a little dab of Diamond Glaze in case my knots came loose. Then I cut the needles down so they wouldn't pass through to the top of the cork when I pushed them into the bottle of the cork.
This is a picture of the bottle with the cork inserted. In this picture you can see the strands of beads....well, they are a little blurry because I didn't wait for them to stop moving when I took the picture. After taking this pic I decided to paint the cork silver so that it matched the cork topper.
This is a picture of the bottle with the yoga lady images attached. The only thing that I am afraid of with this bottle is that the embossing powder may fall off the acetate if the bottle is handled too much. I had tried to stamp directly onto the bottle with stazon ink, but since the surface of the bottle isn't flat the image was a bit blurred. Also, the stazon did not seem to dry on the bottle and even if it had dried over a longer period of time, I didn't know if it would eventually fade away or wear off from handling.
This is the other side of the bottle with the purple yoga lady image attached. This image is a little harder to see than the other.
And here is the completed project. It is difficult to see the strands of beads that are dangling inside of the bottle.