Friday 5 April 2013

Upcycle week: Gio

Last but not least this week, our upcycling queen Gio has done wonders again with a couple of samples. 

For the first one, she started from a bottle of liquid soap .....

and ending up with ... this

Turning the bottle cap it changes the image under the skirt

I cut out the front and back panel from an empty plastic bottle soap. I coloured it with Ranger Alcohol inks using a dry baby wipe to spread the ink. I stamped randomly using a script stamp from PaperArtsy - Lynne Perrella collection 003 plate.
I cut from a piece of cream cardstock two ovals to fit the opening of the bottle, and I painted them using PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints: Pumpkin soup and Butternut. I stamped the chosen image on a piece of Specialty Stamping Paper using PaperArtsy - Lynne Perrella collection 003, and I coloured them with several Distress Inks using a zig waterbrush.
I glued them to the two ovals and I joined them along the sides,leaving a small opening on the upper side.

 I stamped on a piece of Specialty Stamping Paper the woman image from the PaperArtsy - Lynne Perrella collection 007 and I coloured it with several Distress Inks and a zig waterbrush. I cut it out, and I cut a circle out of the skirt, to match the bottle cap.
I coloured a square of white muslin using several stencils and Cosmic Shimmer Misters and Dylusions ink sprays.
I tore the fabric in strips and I adhered them with staples to a piece of cardstock to create the skirt.

she made a little card to match, upcycling a mini-leaflet from a restaurant.

Before :

I covered it with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints: Butternut PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints: Pumpkin soup.
When dry, I stamped the background randomly using PaperArtsy - Lynne Perrella collection 003 and Black Jet Archival ink.
I stencilled it using some sequin waste and Distress Ink pad: Aged mahogany. I stamped the main image on a piece of Specialty Stamping Paper using the same plate. I adhered the image to the card along with some rhinestones



Zig BrusH2O Waterbrush: Detailer
Specialty Stamping Paper
The Crafters Workshop template - Chickenwire reversed, Circle explosion, Harlequin
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints: Butternut, Pumpkin soup

Also as part of our Grand Opening celebration following our move,
from 6pm on Friday (5th April) to 6pm on Monday (8th April) 
we have
free P&P on all UK orders 
(for customers outside the UK shipping is free for orders over £30)

See you tomorrow


  1. Oh Wow gorgeous projects I just love the bottle lady!


  2. Wow..stunning projects... Your bottle lady is so unque and wonderful! :)

  3. Wow - there is a great work - absolutely terrific - fantastic!

  4. How creative ! Gio never disappoints...

  5. Amazing work Gio :) Viv xx

  6. Wow... I just love Gio's boundless imagination - so cool!
    Alison x


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