Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Bottle Love

I love working with bottles.  I've altered and embellished them many times.  This treatment is at the top of my fave list.




Both of these vintage bottles were clear.  I was in such a hurry to see how my idea would work, I was done with the first one before I remembered to take before pics.  I only have this one.




I wanted to give them a look similar to mercury glass, but with my own spin.




I'm still experimenting with this technique.  So, I can't give you an exact formula.  It basically involves liquid leaf, water, rust, and dirt.  The mad scientist in me emerged, and I got this.




I'm in bottle love.



54 comments:

Ang. said...

where does one get 'rust'!!! just gorgeous!!! again, i am in awe!!!

Kelly said...

I can see why you're in bottle love. They look great! I bet this was a fun project too.

miss flibbertigibbet said...

She strikes again!! You're amazing! They look great!
Blessings, Lorraine

Decor & Harmony said...

Rosemary, I'm picturing you in a lab coat with bubbling concoctions overflowing.....the bottles look great. I want to see more :)

Olive Cooper said...

yay and now I can read the writing on the bottles...

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I'd say a brilliant scientist instead! These are wonderful. I don't have any mercury glass because I have never seen any I can afford. Will you be listing these in your Etsy?

Terry said...

You're the only person I know who can make something with rust and dirt and have it look that fabulous. Amazing really!!

Scribbler said...

Incredible finish!

Heaven's Walk said...

They look like metal bottles, Rosemary! So cool! So THAT's what I'm missing in my genetic make up.....mad scientist! lol! I guess that's what makes you so stinkin' special, girl! lol! xoxo laurie

It's All Connected said...

This is a keeper technique for sure! Love them! ~ Maureen

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Rosemary, I am in bottle love with these too! Looking forward to seeing how you made them.
xo, Sherry

Cyndi ✪ Blue Star said...

Those look awesome! You're going to have to share the recipe when you get it perfected.

Bliss said...

Those are pretty cool Einstein (was he a mad scientist?). Let us know when you perfect the recipe, I'd like to let my inner crazy come out.

~Bliss~

Createology said...

Your bottles are beautiful and you are brilliant. Who would have thought to use such diverse ingredients and end up with such a lucious result. Blissful creating...

Kate said...

Amazing Rosemary you are so talented wow this one knocked my socks off again Have a great week my friend

xoxo
Kate

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Rosemary,
These are amazing! You have to definitely work out the formula and share it with us. I have some bottles that need some love. (and yeah, where do you get rust?!?)
Hugs,
Patti

Barbara Jean said...

LOVE them!!! cannot wait for the 'secret' formula!!!


hugs and blessings
barbara jean

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Bottles are my weakness too:)
They look great here. Fantastic work as always.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Karina Russell said...

These are beautiful and the silver inside makes the designs on the bottles show up even more.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

wow, girl you are an inventor for sure!! I think this is genius and soon it will be showing up in the REstoration Hardware catalogue! You gotta patent your ideas!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

I am experimening with the same thing! Yours came out beautiful. So much fun isn't it?
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

OMG! I am going to buy some old bottles, just hoping that you'll give us the formula when you get it all worked out. These look fabulous!

Debbiedoo's said...

LOL...you are a mad scientist Rosemary. I LOVE the technique..very cool effect.

Gail said...

You are just amazing Rosemary! I LOVE those bottles!!! Thanks for sharing and I can't wait to see how you achieved that look. Enjoy your day, Gail

Tina said...

Those bottles turned out great!! I can't wait for the formula. Quick qestion...Did let out an evil laugh once you were finished?

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Rosemary,

The bottles look amazing. Who would think adding dirt to the mix you could get that. :)

Dee

Biljana said...

Amazing dear Rosemary, they looks great:-) Hugs, Biljana

Sarah said...

These look great! Visiting from Whatever Goes Wednesday!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So gorgeous Rosemary!! I love them!! You are so talented!

Sayuri said...

I love these bottles too!
They are amazing!!!

Curtains in My Tree said...

I can't keep up with you and all your creating

every time i come over for a visit you have a new project up for show and tell, like I said you are a very busy gal

the bottle is wonderful of course

Green Willow Pond said...

Genius! Mad scientist indeed...I can just see you over a beaker of this brew. A little of this, a pinch of that, stir, stir, stir, and poof! Mercury glass is born. You throw back your head and laugh mirthlessly, "IT LIVES!." Muhahahahaha!

Love these ;)

Deborah

Kris said...

Now we get to see the mad scientist coming out in you! I'd say that these bottles are a pretty close to looking like Mercury glass.

You go girl!

Melissa said...

How cool!!! I love how it makes the words and images on the bottles pop!

Faded Charm said...

Love how these bottles turned out! I wish I could come to Joy's sale and meet both of you:-)

Have fun!

xoxo
Kathleen

Anne said...

Rosemary,
I love this technique.Looks amazing just like mercury glass.
Anne

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Unbelievable technique...you ARE the "SANE SCIENTIST"....so, once you feel you have perfected the technique will you share??...or is there a patent in the future..:) :)

Beautiful, beautiful Rosemary!!!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

You truly are a remarkable artist.

Everything you do just turns out so amazing.

LOVE these bottles of yours!

WELL DONE!

The Gilded JunqueYard said...

VERY COOL Rosemary!! Can't wait for the "class"
xxo-j

Amy Kinser said...

I know you hear it all of the time, but goodness, girl, you are GOOD!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Girl you are TALENTED! Love them!!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Wow! Your genious strikes again! These look fabulous! I love how the details show up.

Jeanine said...

They look awesome! I saw a set of Bubble Mercury Glass Bottles on Pottery Barns website. I like your's so much better.

Victoria said...

That mind of yours knows no rest Rosemary...how in the heck do you even begin to think of these things!!! I really do think you're part scientist! These bottles are gorgeous!

time worn interiors said...

love, love, love!
tot

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Dirt?? Can't wait to get the full "dirt" on this technique!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Wow Rosemary, these are wonderful!!

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

Oh my goodness..love these! So pretty... As Always :-)

Lina

Jenn Gray said...

Love lOve loVe lovE! Bythewayjenngray.blogspot.com

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Fabulous!! Love the "texture" you're achieving.
<3 Christina

Mel said...

You are so amazing! I love everything you do.

Mixed Kreations said...

WOW! How cool, your bottles look amazing. Love how the letters stand out. Your a genius. Thanks for sharing your wonderful bottle project.
Linda @ MixedKreations.com/blog

Shari @ turnstylevogue.com said...

Woo hoo! Somebody who appreciates bottle makeovers like I do :) I am getting ready to "mercurize" a tall wavy bottle from my collection using a different technique. We will have to compare notes soon. Have a great weekend!

Ashleigh said...

I came over from the Thrifty Decor Chick party! I linked up a bottle tutorial too! Wanted to check yours out, and I am so glad I did. Those are just simply gorgeous. I am your newest follower. ;)
Ashleigh @ Live Gorgeously

Here are my vases:
http://livegorgeously.blogspot.com/2012/04/painted-thrift-store-dollar-store-vases.html