Tuesday, March 2, 2010

More ~Fairy Tales in Glass~


another altered bottle in the "Fairy Tales in Glass" line.
This is built on a gorgeous bottle and has a great reproduction of a period postcard. Embellished with antique mother of pearl buttons, vintage laces, gorgeous ribbon, a crystal prism, "Inspire" tag and  single bead. All held together with encaustic medium (beeswax and damar resin) and covered in glitter.
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~Old Style Romance~
the final bottle in the "Fairy Tales in Glass" series. This uses a nice reproduction of a period postcard. The bottle is wrapped in layers of fabric, eyelet, ribbon and some gorgeous crocheted lace. The open work is filled with tiny peal beads and all is held together with encaustic medium (beeswax and damar resin). The top of the bottle is tied with crushed silk ribbon and vintage lace and attached is a lovely crystal prism, word tag and an exquisite vintage earring. 
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  1. Kim,

    Your altered art bottles are gorgeous. I've never seen anything like it. You have a true gift

    I'm so excited that you are joining The Artistic Mother's Group. We are getting started this Saturday, May 6th. We'll start off with a small project at first.

    We will be allowing two weeks for each project. But if you get behind, please don't worry. Just keep working a little each day. The whole point of this group is to develop the habit of doing art each day. It is also so we can encourage one another and be an accountability group. I personally need the accountability part of it. Knowing that others are coming to see what I'm up to is very motivational; otherwise, I may not finish it on my own. Some projects may be easier for you than others and may allow you to catch up. But if you don't, don't get discouraged. Just keep on going. This is a low pressure group. I want everyone to have fun and also enjoy visiting one another.

    And please do a blog post about your participation in the group inviting others to join. Please give a link to my blog for those who may wish to join so they can come here and get the details and sign in. I am keeping a master list of all participants.

    Each week do a post of your progress as you go through the book. Please either include links to the other participants in your posts each week or keep them posted in your side bar or you can give the link to my blog in each progress post stating that the master list is on my blog that way everyone can click around and visit all of the other participants' blogs and see everyone's progress for encouragement, inspiration and to encourage.

    A real easy way to do the linking would be to have a separate blog list from your main one labeled The Artistic Mother Group and keep all of the participants on that list on your sidebar. Then you don't have to put the links in every progress post. That's what I'm going to do. Each progress post I make, at the end of the post, I will list any new participants. So please check my blog each week for the new comers so you can update your participants' list.

    Other things to be doing before we get started: Buy the book if you haven't already, start reading it, start gathering a stash of papers: newspapers, magazines, flyers, ticket stubs, scrap booking stickers, etc., to be used in future projects. The first project will have us making background papers.

    Be sure and check my blog often for updates and notes of encouragement.

    I am signing up as follower and putting you on my blog list so I can know when you post, and I am adding your name to the list right now.

Again, I am so glad you could join us. See you on March 6th, our launch date.

    Note: Due to copyright laws, we are not allowed to do tutorials or step-by-step photos of the projects on our blogs or take photos of the pages in the book and post them. You may post a photo of your version of the project and talk about your experiences and feelings relating to it.

    Also, if you are doing this project with a friend, each person must have their book unless you are doing it together under the same roof. No photocopying of the book, please.