Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Gift week: Perfume bottle

Back on day 2 of our "'gift week" with a lovely project from Gio, which would be a lovely present for a crafty friend, don't you think? 

This time I altered the "Woodware ATC in a tin": I used the box as a container for an altered real perfume bottle and I created a triptich of Gothic Arch with 3 of the 5 ATC contained in the tin.

I stamped the lady's silhouette (CI - 335) on a scrap paper, to mask the lid.
Using the Crafter's Workshop stencil HarlequinI I covered the lid with  Dreamweaver Transluscent paste, spreading it with a spatula ( since the stencil was dirty with old painting the gel had become coloured, I loved that effect). I set aside to dry and added some Crystal glitter glue. I stamped the body of the box using the same plate and blackJet StazOn. I stamped the silhouette on a piece of metal,
I cut it out and I glued to the lid.

For the triptich: I coloured the ATC with Dusty Concord Distress Ink and Tea Dye. I stamped the background using CI-306 - French corset and Distress Ink. I cut them in a gothic arch shape and I made some holes along the sides.
I stamped some perfume bottles using CI-335- Perfumery Paris plate and Jet black StazOn on a piece of metal. I cut them out and I glued to the arches. I linked the 3 gothic arches with a purple thread and a needle and added some lace.

For the perfume bottle: 
I painted it with Fresco paint Lilac and Snowflake using a sponge. I stamped it using the plate CI-335 - Perfumery Paris and Dusty Concord Distress Ink. I added the ribbon and some metal stamped details.

CI-335- Perfumery Paris plate 
CI-306 - French corset
Dusty Concord and Tea Dye Distress Inks
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints: Snowflake and Lilac
The Crafters Workshop template - Harlequin
Dreamweaver Transluscent paste
Glitter glue: Crystal

See you tomorrow


  1. Great idea to reuse an old bottle. The box is gorgeous.

  2. I love the three, all very beautiful and ingenuous !!! You must have at least 10 ideas per second I guess Gio... all for our great pleasure, thanks !

  3. Fabulous transformation of all the items!

    Maggie H*

  4. Fabulous alterations Gio ...... perfume bottles hmmmm!
    x Michelle


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