Monday, September 1, 2014

Altered Bottle - Steampunk Owl

I altered an antique bottle for this project. The owl is a rubber stamp from Tim Holtz. The eyes and beak were colored with markers. I added some yellow paint directly to the bottle and then colored over it with oil pastels when the paint was dry. I added varnish to set all the colors. The bottle is embellished with rusty bits from the garage, spikes and a steampunk gear. The neck of the bottle was wrapped with twine.

I would like to enter this bottle in the following challenges:

A Step in the Dark - #9 steampunk
Left of Center - alter it+LOC
Suzy Bee's - #44 anything goes
Come and Get it - things with wings
Love to Scrap - #37 let's fly away
Simon Says Monday - bold
Through the Purple Haze (10) - #57 anything goes

♥ Wendy


  1. Hi Wendy and what a fabulous altered bottle I love that stamp

    I've just linked mine to Simon Says

  2. A beautiful project, fabulous image - thanks so much for sharing with us at ASITD - good luck and hope to see you again xx

  3. This is brilliant, I love to see altered items......
    Thank you for joining in our challenge (TTPH) Good luck x

  4. So cute...Thanks for joining us this week...

    Andrea TTPH

  5. Wendy that is hubby would love that with the owl...

    Fiona dT

  6. Love your bottle and the image is perfect. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

  7. Really fabulous look to your bottle. Thanks for joining us at the Cone And Get It Challenge. Barb

  8. oh waaaw such an innovative project and a great finishing look!! this owl is hypnotizing! love the rope at the top!
    ♥♥♥Thank you so much for entering our "Let's Fly Away" challenge at Love to Scrap!♥♥♥

  9. I love Tim Holtz stamps and putting that owl on the bottle is very creative and clever!! Thanks for joining us at Through the Purple Haze Challenges again!

  10. Hi, A lovely project, love the image. Thank you for joining A Step In The Dark this fortnight. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Erin DT & Co Owner x

  11. Such a fun little bottle. I love that owl! Thank you for sharing your project with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

  12. I always enjoy seeing different types of projects. This bottle is great and perfect for our challenge. Thanks for sharing at Love to Scrap.

  13. Another fabulous bottle Wendy! I love these! Thanks for joining us at LOC Challenge #43 Alter it! Mo xxx