Tuesday, October 22, 2019

My Christmas Mixed Media and Collage Embellished Bottles


As you all know from my previous posts I spent the last two months blissfully creating mixed media Christmas crafts.  I was in crafting heaven.  So, in thinking about some of the bottle crafts I wanted to make now I decided I would make some Christmas mixed media bottles that could function as vases with embellished paper flowers.

However, after creating four Christmas bottles I decided they would stay as bottles as I loved them just the way they were and hope after reading this post and seeing the pictures you'll agree.


I decided that I wanted all four of the bottles to have a stamped oval or round paper-clay Christmas words saying in the front of the bottle.  I chose "Joy, Peace On Earth, and Merry Christmas" word stamps.

I also decided I wanted all four sides of the four bottles to be covered with scrapbook papers with Victorian Christmas images or Victorian graphic images and with various mixed media trims, ropes, ribbons and different paint embellishments.

For the bottles above first I added old book page collage papers to them.  Then I sponge painted them with a dark green acrylic paint and then a combination of different metallic green paints, metallic red paint, metallic gold or silver paint, red acrylic paint and white acrylic paint.  After the Victorian Christmas images were added I sealed the bottles with a glazing medium.




The front sides of all four bottles contained the sponge paint, paper-clay stamped and painted oval or round elements, scrapbook papers with Victorian Christmas images, and various mixed media fibers and trims.


The "Joy" bottle, shown in the picture above on the left,  had "Joy" stamped in a round paper-clay shape on all four sides of the bottle and painted with metallic white paint.  Metallic green rope was wrapped and glued around the "Joy" round shape and a metallic green rope bow was glued underneath it.

Scrapbook paper with Victorian Christmas floral images was wrapped and glued around the top of the bottle just under the rim.  The same metallic green rope that was wrapped around the paper-clay round "Joy" was wrapped around the rim of the top of the bottle and and top edge of the scrapbook paper with Victorian Christmas floral images and wrapped around the bottom edge of the scrapbook paper with Victorian Christmas floral images.  The same metallic green rope was tied in a bow and glued to the front of the middle of the scrapbook paper with Victorian Christmas floral images that was wrapped around the top of the bottle.

A Victorian angel graphic was added to the bottom front with a "Joy" graphic placed along the bottom.  Paper-clay was fashioned around the image and painted white when it was dry.

The final touch to the front was scrapbook paper with the words "Hark The Herald Angels Sing" which was glued to the front and surrounded by a green metallic puffy paint.

The "Peace On Earth" bottle, shown in the picture above on the right,  had "Peace On Earth" stamped in an oval paper-clay shape on the front of the bottle and painted with metallic red paint.  Metallic red stretch trim was wrapped and glued around the "Peace On Earth" oval shape and a metallic green rope bow was glued underneath the words.

The same metallic red stretch trim was wrapped around the rim of the top of the bottle as well as being wrapped around the bottom of the neck and tied in a bow in the front.  This same trim was wrapped around the bottom of the bottle and glued along the top and bottom of a long rectangular Victorian scrapbook paper with mistletoe images that was glued around the bottom of the bottle.

Scrapbook paper with a Victorian mistletoe design and the words "Let There Be Peace On Earth" was glued to the front of the bottle and was surrounded first with red gel pen and then with gold metallic puffy paint.


The "Merry Christmas" bottle, shown in the picture above on the left,  had "Merry Christmas" stamped in an oval paper-clay shape on the front of the bottle and painted with metallic festive green paint.  Green mixed media fiber was wrapped and glued around the "Merry Christmas" oval shape and a gold fiber trim bow was glued underneath the words.  The same gold fiber trim was wrapped around the rim of the top of the bottle and tied in a bow in the front.

Scrapbook paper with Victorian mistletoe, bells, "Glad Tidings" and holly images was added to the bottom front with a "Christmas Bells Merrily Ring as Happy Hearts Merrily Sing" Victorian bell graphic was placed along the bottom.  The latter was surrounded by gold puffy glitter paint.

The "Merry Christmas" bottle, shown in the picture above on the right,  had "Merry Christmas" stamped in an oval paper-clay shape on the front of the bottle and painted with metallic gold paint.  The "Merry Christmas" paper-clay oval shape was surrounded with gold puffy glitter paint. 

Scrapbook paper with Victorian berry images was wrapped around the bottom of the bottle. Two inch wide gold wired and knotted ribbon was wrapped around the bottom of the bottle and glued to hold it flat.  Gold, silver, and white mixed media fiber and yarn was glued around the top, middle, and bottom of the two inch wide gold wired and knotted ribbon. 

Scrapbook paper with a Victorian mistletoe designs and bells was glued to the front of the bottle just under the "Merry Christmas" paper-clay oval and was surrounded with gold metallic puffy paint.

Gold, silver, and white mixed media fiber and yarn was wrapped around the middle of the neck of the bottle four times.  Gold metallic rope trim was also glued along the top of the rim and below the bottom of the gold, silver, and white mixed media fiber and yarn that was wrapped around the middle of the neck of the bottle four times.


The left hand side of all four bottles is shown in the picture above.


The left hand side of all four bottles contained the sponge paint, scrapbook papers with Victorian Christmas images and/or holiday words or sayings, and various mixed media fibers, ropes and trims.


The "Joy" bottle, shown in the picture above on the left,  had "Joy" stamped in a round paper-clay shape on the left side of the bottle and painted with metallic white paint.  Metallic green rope was wrapped and glued around the "Joy" round shape and a metallic green rope bow was glued underneath it.

Scrapbook paper with Victorian Christmas floral images was wrapped and glued around the top of the bottle just under the rim.  The same metallic green rope that was wrapped around the paper-clay round "Joy" was wrapped around the rim of the top of the bottle and and top edge of the scrapbook paper with Victorian Christmas floral images and wrapped around the bottom edge of the scrapbook paper with Victorian Christmas floral images.

Scrapbook paper with a Victorian Christmas floral and bells images and the words "Glad Tidings of Joy" was glued to the left side of the bottle and was surrounded with green metallic puffy paint.

The "Peace On Earth" bottle, shown in the picture above on the right,  had the words "Merry Christmas" and "Glad Tidings" from some of the Victorian Christmas papers was glued to the top of the left side.

Scrapbook paper with a large Victorian angel and Christmas tree design was glued to the bottom of the left side of the bottle and was surrounded with silver metallic puffy paint.

The same metallic red stretch trim from the front was wrapped around the rim of the top of the bottle as well as being wrapped around the bottom of the neck and tied in a bow in the front.  This same trim was wrapped around the bottom of the bottle and glued along the top and bottom of a long rectangular Victorian scrapbook paper with mistletoe images that was glued around the bottom of the bottle.


The "Merry Christmas" bottle, shown in the picture above on the left,  had several pieces of scrapbook paper with Victorian Christmas angel, bells, floral, and holiday words glued to the left side.  All were surrounded with gold metallic puffy paint.

The same gold fiber trim was the front was wrapped around the rim of the top of the bottle on the left side.

The "Merry Christmas" bottle, shown in the picture above on the right,  had a large scrapbook paper Christmas angel image glued above the two inch wide gold wired and knotted ribbon that was wrapped around the bottom of the bottle.  The large scrapbook paper Christmas angel image was surrounded with gold puffy glitter paint. 

Scrapbook paper with Victorian berry images was wrapped around the bottom of the bottle. Two inch wide gold wired and knotted ribbon was wrapped around the bottom of the bottle and glued to hold it flat.  Gold, silver, and white mixed media fiber and yarn was glued around the top, middle, and bottom of the two inch wide gold wired and knotted ribbon. 

Gold, silver, and white mixed media fiber and yarn was wrapped around the middle of the neck of the bottle four times.  Gold metallic rope trim was also glued along the top of the rim and below the bottom of the gold, silver, and white mixed media fiber and yarn that was wrapped around the middle of the neck of the bottle four times.


The right hand side of all four bottles is shown in the picture above.


The right hand side of all four bottles contained the sponge paint, scrapbook papers with Victorian Christmas images and/or holiday words or sayings, and various mixed media fibers, ropes and trims.


The "Joy" bottle, shown in the picture above on the left,  had "Joy" stamped in a round paper-clay shape on the right side of the bottle and painted with metallic white paint.  Metallic green rope was wrapped and glued around the "Joy" round shape and a metallic green rope bow was glued underneath it.

Scrapbook paper with Victorian Christmas floral images was wrapped and glued around the top of the bottle just under the rim.  The same metallic green rope that was wrapped around the paper-clay round "Joy" was wrapped around the rim of the top of the bottle and and top edge of the scrapbook paper with Victorian Christmas floral images and wrapped around the bottom edge of the scrapbook paper with Victorian Christmas floral images.

Scrapbook paper with a Victorian Christmas floral and bells images and the words "Joy To The World" was glued to the right side of the bottle and was surrounded with green metallic puffy paint.

The "Peace On Earth" bottle, shown in the picture above on the right,  had two scrapbook pictures of Victorian angels glued to the right hand side which were surrounded with gold glitter puffy paint.

The same metallic red stretch trim from the front was wrapped around the rim of the top of the bottle as well as being wrapped around the bottom of the neck and tied in a bow in the front.  This same trim was wrapped around the bottom of the bottle and glued along the top and bottom of a long rectangular Victorian scrapbook paper with mistletoe images that was glued around the bottom of the bottle.


The "Merry Christmas" bottle, shown in the picture above on the left,  had several pieces of scrapbook paper with Victorian Christmas bells, floral, and holiday words glued to the right hand side.  All were surrounded with gold metallic puffy paint.

The same gold fiber trim from the front was wrapped around the rim of the top of the bottle on the right side.

The "Merry Christmas" bottle, shown in the picture above on the right,  had scrapbook paper with Christmas floral and the words 'Merry Christmas" glued above the two inch wide gold wired and knotted ribbon that was wrapped around the bottom of the bottle.  The scrapbook paper Christmas images and words was surrounded with gold puffy glitter paint.

Scrapbook paper with Victorian berry images was wrapped around the bottom of the bottle. Two inch wide gold wired and knotted ribbon was wrapped around the bottom of the bottle and glued to hold it flat.  Gold, silver, and white mixed media fiber and yarn was glued around the top, middle, and bottom of the two inch wide gold wired and knotted ribbon.

Gold, silver, and white mixed media fiber and yarn was wrapped around the middle of the neck of the bottle four times.  Gold metallic rope trim was also glued along the top of the rim and below the bottom of the gold, silver, and white mixed media fiber and yarn that was wrapped around the middle of the neck of the bottle four times.


The back of all four bottles is shown in the picture above.


The back of all four bottles contained the sponge paint, scrapbook papers with Victorian Christmas images and/or holiday words or sayings, and various mixed media fibers, ropes and trims.


The "Joy" bottle, shown in the picture above on the left,  had "Joy" stamped in a round paper-clay shape on the back of the bottle and painted with metallic white paint.  Metallic green rope was wrapped and glued around the "Joy" round shape and a metallic green rope bow was glued underneath it.

Scrapbook paper with Victorian Christmas floral images was wrapped and glued around the top of the bottle just under the rim.  The same metallic green rope that was wrapped around the paper-clay round "Joy" was wrapped around the rim of the top of the bottle and and top edge of the scrapbook paper with Victorian Christmas floral images and wrapped around the bottom edge of the scrapbook paper with Victorian Christmas floral images.

Scrapbook paper with a Victorian Christmas floral and bells images and the words "Christmas Bells Merrily Ring as Happy Hearts Cheerily Sing" was glued to the back of the bottle and was surrounded with green metallic puffy paint.

The "Peace On Earth" bottle, shown in the picture above on the right,  had two scrapbook pictures of Victorian floral and bells along with the words "Peace On Earth" glued to the back which were surrounded with gold glitter puffy paint.

The same metallic red stretch trim from the front was wrapped around the rim of the top of the bottle as well as being wrapped around the bottom of the neck and tied in a bow in the front.  This same trim was wrapped around the bottom of the bottle and glued along the top and bottom of a long rectangular Victorian scrapbook paper with mistletoe images that was glued around the bottom of the bottle.


The "Merry Christmas" bottle, shown in the picture above on the left,  had several pieces of scrapbook paper with Victorian Christmas bells, floral, and holiday words glued to the back.  All were surrounded with gold metallic puffy paint.

The same gold fiber trim from the front front was wrapped around the rim of the top of the bottle on the back.

The "Merry Christmas" bottle, shown in the picture above on the right,  had scrapbook paper with Christmas floral and the words "Christmas Bells Merrily Ring as Happy Hearts Cheerily Sing" glued above the two inch wide gold wired and knotted ribbon that was wrapped around the bottom of the bottle.  The scrapbook paper Christmas images and words was surrounded with gold puffy glitter paint.

Scrapbook paper with Victorian berry images was wrapped around the bottom of the bottle. Two inch wide gold wired and knotted ribbon was wrapped around the bottom of the bottle and glued to hold it flat.  Gold, silver, and white mixed media fiber and yarn was glued around the top, middle, and bottom of the two inch wide gold wired and knotted ribbon.

Gold, silver, and white mixed media fiber and yarn was wrapped around the middle of the neck of the bottle four times.  Gold metallic rope trim was also glued along the top of the rim and below the bottom of the gold, silver, and white mixed media fiber and yarn that was wrapped around the middle of the neck of the bottle four times.

I really love my new Christmas mixed media and collage embellished bottles and hope you do too.


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