Saturday, May 4, 2013

Here is my first attempt at an altered bottle. It is entitled "Jar of Dreams" and was made to donate to "Collage for a Cure" an art event to raise money for the American Cancer Society. I used gesso and cheese cloth to cover an old bottle. I formed the cheese cloth in rough folds and also made a small frame like spot on the front. After it dried, I painted it with various acrylic paints. Using both a wash (very water down paint) and also dry brush (very little paint on the brushes) Used matte medium to collage the image of a young woman. I use Pearl Ex Powdered Pigments to give it all a luster and shine. Used Glossy Accents (glue) to attach some glass beads and a small piece of vintage jewelry. I decorated the cork with some more vintage jewelry. Attached some dangles and a ribbon. I am pleased with it, and look forward to another altered bottle.