Friday, September 22, 2017

Extreme Upcycled glass-on-glass bottle

Extreme Upcycled glass-on-glass bottle

Dear friends

I am sharing an extreme recycled project today made for PaperArtsy  2017 Topic 13: Metallics and  A Vintage Journey-altered-art.

I was inspired by the mason jars shared on the main challenge post on PaperArtsy  and other upcycled bottle projects on the vintage Journey blog this month. I started with an empty liquor glass bottle and broken toughened glass from ....well...a broken windshield ( ahem* collected from a car repair services shop ) . I was looking for colored glass pieces from quite some time as I wanted to work Glass on glass but was not able to source it ....so I improvised and made my own colored glass using the Alcohol Splash colors from Itsy Bitsy . The benefit of working with  toughened glass is that it is safe to handle as there are no sharp edges. Also I had the amazing Silicon Glue to stick the glass pieces securely to the bottle. This is by far my most favorite glue as it dries clear, is fast, the bond is strong and is safe unlike some super glues. 

 My initial idea was to create colored glass mosaic pieces and for that I sprayed the glass with Alcohol Splash colors and mixed colors with a popsicle stick. it did not take much time as the alcohol colors dry real quick......you can see the colored glass pieces in the pics below.........

Extreme Upcycled glass-on-glass bottle
       

But then I decided to add colorless glass pieces on the bottle with silicon glue in a composition where I roughly created flower and leaf shapes with glass pieces, see the back side of the bottle below........          

Extreme Upcycled glass-on-glass bottle

After that I added Alcohol splash colors ,sprayed,misted with Alcohol Solution,then adding some with a brush, some drips....adding and subtracting colors till I was happy with the result......

The pic below shows the 'Flowers' , I added a second layer of glass pieces to create some dimension too :) ......
Extreme Upcycled glass-on-glass bottle

the 'flowers at the back'........
Extreme Upcycled glass-on-glass bottle

I highlighted all the edges of glass with Metallic Lustre in Rose Gold and Gold Rush from DecoArt 

Extreme Upcycled glass-on-glass bottle

Extreme Upcycled glass-on-glass bottle

I created a dangler with some leaf charms,glass beads and feathers, I just love the contrast and movement of delicate soft feathers with cool glass........I added some micro beads and sequins too to add to the texture ...

Extreme Upcycled glass-on-glass bottle

Extreme Upcycled glass-on-glass bottle

I am quite happy with this crazy extreme upcycled project with all the metallics adding an oomph factor , do hope you all will like it .......and did I mention that the Alcohol Splash colors also have added Mica in them so the colors are rich and vibrant. 
I now also have multicolored Glass mosaic ready for other projects neatly sorted in an ex-sprout maker container with cardboard partitions :) , care to see :) 



My blogger friends know I love to alter bottles, In fact my crafting journey began with painting on bottles with glass paints. You can see some of my earlier posts where I have shared my altered bottles with my blogger friends  herehereherehere,hereherehere , here and here



Please do leave your comments. I would love to read what you say and I would love to visit your blog too !!

23 comments:

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oooh what a beauty this is Suman...I never could get silicon glue to work for me..I ended up throwing out the bottle I bought!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Suman Pandit said...

Thank you Sonia <3 . There is a little trick about Silicon Glue.......add a bit of Alcohol Solution/ Isopropanal Alcohol/ surgical Spirit /Acetone to it if it is too thick ( that is usually the problem as the spirit evaporates over time making it too thick to flow out of bottle easily)

Rupa S said...

Wow Suman.. This is classy. Glass on glass. Loved the layering and the glass flowers look amazing.

Suman Pandit said...

Thank you Rupa <3

Megha Tainwala said...

Wow! Dis is simply stunning and gorgeous! De glass pieces are adhered so neatly 🎨

rashmi harish said...

Absolutely stunning creation Suman! Always love your out of the box ideas!

Suman Pandit said...

Thank you Megha, I would not have attempted this if I didn't have Silicon Glue :)

Suman Pandit said...

Thank you so much Rashmi,so lovely to get your feed back <3

Anitha M said...

Very nice Suman pandit totally loved the idea stunning look.

Suman Pandit said...

thanks Anitha :)

Scrappittarius said...

Ohhh man! Suman, you wizard, you! <3

Suman Pandit said...

you are making my head swim with happiness Suchi <3

tulika said...

Awesome!!!beautiful effects with those toughened glass pieces and gold alcohol splashes��
Too gud Suman

Kath Stewart said...

beautiful altered art project and the shimmer and shine is amazing...thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Ohh A car repair shop...I even remember how you sourced bottle caps for windchimes ;)he he..

I loved the altered glass bottle very very different upcycling !!

Torsa Saha said...

This is absolutely gorgeous n stunning!! Love the vivid colors 😍😍

Sudha said...

Wow...this is just pretty gorgeous. Smart idea. Love this.

Sudha
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Corrie Herriman said...

Beautiful !
Corrie x

Bryan Evans said...

Wow, stunning project, I expect broken egg shells may work as well.

Wanda Hentges said...

Fabulous!!!!!!!!

A Pink said...

A wonderful piece of altered art . How clever to make use of an old windscreen in your project! An old bottle made new with some lovely shimmer and shine .
Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey x

Team Clark said...

What an exquisite take on the current PaperArtsy topic! Your metallics are stunning indeed! What a super clever and imaginative project. Absolutely beautiful! We are so thankful you joined our challenge at A Vintage Journey. Big hugs, Autumn

butterfly said...

Wow - fabulous use of all that old glass, both whole and broken - a brilliant altered bottle and wonderful shimmering metallics. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
Alison x

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