Recycling bottles (instead of buying new) for your altered art can be a rewarding experience...in the spirit of Earth Day, April 22nd, I'm posting some little pieces I made with recycled glass.
Like most altered artists I hate to throw anything away and such was the case with the bottles and jars I used here. I could see that they had potential so I set them aside until I was ready to start altering.
The bottle, above, was easy to alter because it had decorative lines molded into the glass... I followed those lines and embellished with velvet leaves, rayon ribbon, gold metallic paint, jewelry charms, etc.
This jar was once a pickle jar that I embellished with a plastic pig. He was adorned with gold metallic paint and wings...I thought he was the ultimate in whimsy - tongue in cheek art.
Paper, paint, faux leopard fabric spruced up this bottle. Of course, I liked this bottle immediately for the crown top (and that may be why I bought it in the first place...not even sure what liquid was inside...)