Altered Sea Shell Bottle by Guest Designer Suzette Hussey

Art Anthology products used:
Art Anthology Colorations Spray – Granny Smith
Art Anthology Colorations Spray – Siesta Key
Other Supplies:

Glass bottle
Gesso
Seashells
Crushed egg shells
Pebeo Sand Texture Gel
Gesso
Heavy Gel – Matte
Spray Varnish
Jute twine
Wooden Beads
Charm

Step 1

Paint the bottle with gesso. You may need more than one  coat depending on the thickness of your gesso.

Step 2

Using heavy gel, stick on shells around the top and base of the bottle.

Step 3

Now add the crushed egg shells and allow to dry.

Step 4

Add more texture to the area with the sand texture paste. Allow that to dry thoroughly before moving on.

Step 5

Paint the entire bottle with gesso. You will need several coats. Allow to dry thoroughly between each coat.

Step 6

Spray all over with Art Anthology’s Colorations Spray- Siesta Key.

Make sure  that you get in all the grooves. You may need to turn it on the side and dry with a heat gun before spraying another section.

Step 7

Add more coats until you get the desired effect.

Step 8

Now spray lightly with Art Anthology’s Colorations Spray Granny Smith. Isn’t that beautiful? Allow to dry overnight.

Step 9

To seal the color spray with any spray varnish you have on hand I used a matte varnish by Plaid Crafts. Give it two coats.

Step 10

Finish off by adding some jute twine around the neck of the bottle and attach a charm.  Add some wooden beads to the ends of the twine and knot each end so they don’t fall off.

Tip – light a candle and dip the ends of the twine into the melted wax. Allow it to cool for a second and then pinch each end bringing to a smooth point. This will help the twine to move easily through the beads.

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