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:

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

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

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

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

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

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  6. 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?

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

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  8. 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

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

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

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

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  12. 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~

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  13. 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...

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

    xoxo
    Kate

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  15. 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

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


    hugs and blessings
    barbara jean

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

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

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  19. 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!

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

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  21. 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!

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

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  23. 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

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

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  25. Hi Rosemary,

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

    Dee

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

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  27. These look great! Visiting from Whatever Goes Wednesday!

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

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

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  30. 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

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  31. 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

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  32. 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!

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

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

    Have fun!

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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

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  36. 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!!!

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  37. You truly are a remarkable artist.

    Everything you do just turns out so amazing.

    LOVE these bottles of yours!

    WELL DONE!

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

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

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

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

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  42. 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!

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

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

    Lina

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  45. Love lOve loVe lovE! Bythewayjenngray.blogspot.com

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

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  47. You are so amazing! I love everything you do.

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  48. 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

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  49. 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!

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  50. 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

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