Monday, July 1, 2013

leslierahye's Scorchin' Hot Summer Steampunk Celebration Blog Hop!

Welcome to my Scorchin' Hot Summer Steampunk Celebration Blog Hop! As the temperatures rise and summer gets into full swing, I have gathered several of my artsy and crafty blogger friends and we are trying to keep it cool~ Steampunk Style!  I hope you enjoy our projects~

Today I altered a bottle to a red-silver-blue steampunk accessory for my summer celebrations! This is my new passion...I love upcycling and altering...this next step just made sense after observing some beautiful and unique creations from artist Andy Skinner. This is my own spin on altering bottles. I hope you enjoy it!
I covered my bottle with kraft paper bag with Beacon Fast Finish Decoupage. I then painted a base coat of red paint and layered on blue and silver. Next I attached my metal pieces with E6000. A coat of blue paint masked the fact that the pieces of metal were varied. I then dry-brushed on the silver and accented with dots. The plastic string of stars [a Dollar store find] were painted blue to match and attached with E6000--along with their cogs. Sari silk was attached to the top with Beacon. This will be the perfect accessory to my Summer Celebrations tablescape! Thank you for looking!

Continue the Scorchin' Hot Summer Steampunk Celebration by hopping along to each of my talented friends! Be sure to leave some love for each of them!


  1. I love how you upcycled the bottle!!!! Great idea, may have to use it!!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. very very cool idea! I've never covered a bottle before - maybe have to steal that idea! LOL

    I made it through the hop and visited all the artists and their projects. Lots of wonderful stuff!

  3. What a beautiful altered bottle!

  4. I've always had issues with patriotic themed items. I find it difficult to use the color scheme well, but this bottle is absolutely FANTASTIC! I, too, love how you upcycled the bottle and gives me ideas for wine bottles that we keep after they're empty. My husband lets me have them to do something "crafty" as he says :P

  5. I love your spin on the altered bottle. I am always amazed at how you use your paints and metal pieces to make such fabulous art! I want to say that I visited each blog and loved each and every one. You all did an absolutlely amazing job!


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