I came down with the flu for the first time in a very long time and I hurt everywhere. All I want to do is go crawl in a corner and force myself into a temporary coma.
But, duty calls and sometimes you can’t call in sick.
Not until I show you this bottle makeover anyway.
A little fall. A little “leather”, and a little equestrian.
Can you guess what bottle this is?
DISCLAIMER: It is very difficult to take pictures when you can barely stand up, let alone focus through the camera, sooo….please do your best to look at the detail. Maybe I’ll post better pictures another day.
See the fine equine detail?
Did you figure it out?
I wanted a vintage leather look. I think I accomplished it for the most part.
Either way, I like how it turned out.
While I distressed the raised embellishments to allow the glass and first layers of paint to show, the paint took on a life of its own and started to peel off in a few places and I suddenly heard John Lennon tell me to “let it be.”
So I did.
Any clues yet?
Then I blotted a coat of CeCe’s Georgia Clay leaving areas of the metallic showing through.
Next was a coat of CeCe’s Hershey Brown.
While the paint was still wet – which means do this next step quickly because CeCe’s dries very fast… I gently wrapped crinkled plastic wrap around it, being careful to not smear the paint.
You have to be very gentle when removing the wrap as well. The goal is for all of the creases and impressions to appear in the paint – to give you that look of worn leather.
NOTE: Crinkled wax paper is best for a more defined look.
Here is what you will get:
Once it was completely dry, I did a layer of clear wax and just a touch of dark wax around some of the raised embellishments – and then buffed it out.
And it all started with this…
Have a great weekend.
PS: This bottle was featured in The Huffington Post a few days ago
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