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I’m always looking for new ways to re-purpose old books. This one was great fun. Lots and lots of folding but the end reward is always worth it!
The picture doesn’t show it but I glued a long piece of jute down the center before putting it together. This way it can hang as well.
Adding a couple of bird cut outs, some eggs, and moss finished off the look quite well. Don’t tell but the little eggs are just waded up pieces of paper!
Every bottle has a story. What was its purpose? How old is it? What home did it reside in? Altering these bottles adds to the story, giving each a message or theme to share.
To this bottle the question is added. . . What door did this open?
What message and to whom, will this bottle be sent?
This one will perhaps be filled with bath salts. Who will it sooth?
What story will these tell?
Well, I’ve spent the last 12 days in total awe of the creative talent of Tim Holtz. Every year he does a 12 Tags of Christmas series on his blog. It is like getting an online art course! I’ve learned so many new techniques and tricks from this. I wanted to share a favorite.See those little hanging tags? The picture doesn’t do them justice. They really are like charms. Here’s a closeup.It was a bit time consuming but so worth it and fun. Here’s how it works in my simple terms. You adhere clear packing tape to an image, then soak the tape in warm water. With your fingers rub off the paper until completely gone. This leaves you with just the image. Glue this with a clear drying glue to a plastic or glass facet and let dry. Add a piece of adhesive silver to the back and burnish down hard. Use an exacto knife to trim edges. Sand the edges, and finally poke the hole with a piercer. Is this as clear as mud? Well, your in luck because I’ve linked for you Tim’s tutorial here. So, go check it out. The possibilities with this technique are endless. I’m thinking jewelry!