I'm teaching a new craft class called "Altered Bottles" at a new art space here in Albuquerque.
In the class, we take bottles (clear or colored) and make them into works of art, worthy of displaying in any room in your home. They can go in your bedroom, bathroom, on your mantel or coffee table, or be a wonderful addition to your holiday display.
Here are some elegant "Goth" or Apothecary bottles:
For the little one, I used a plastic Xmas ornament for a stopper from Hobby Lobby (I added the eyeball). I also sprayed it with some black "Webbing", and glued wooden beads on the bottom for feet. The tall one was a liquor bottle.
Or, how about some Shabby Chic bottles?
You choose the bottle and the theme you want to create. These are my "Mermaid" bottles.
And, here are some Golden bottles:
The little one has a Xmas ornament glued to the bottle, and a gold paper doily at the base. The larger one has another Xmas ornament as the stopper (Hobby Lobby), and some gold Webbing sprayed on the bottle. I hung an earring and some charms around the neck of the bottle. (Those are orange glitter balls inside).
All of the glass stoppers are drawer pulls from Hobby Lobby (about $5, before your 40% discount).
You bring a bottle (or two), and something for a stopper (drawer knob or Xmas ornament), and any trims, trinkets, lace, flowers, jewelry, charms that you want. I will have plenty of stuff to share, and have extra bottles and stoppers for you to use. You'll probably have time to make two bottles.
Sunday, Nov. 20
10-4pm (one hour lunch)
New Tricks Art Workshop & Gallery
1751 Bellamah NW, suite 2101
Contact me to register and a supply list: firstname.lastname@example.org