Dress up your Wine Bottles
What can you do with Wine bottles. I love to create new wicked labels for my old wine bottles, Make weird and fun bottle holders and wine toppers for them. Here is a look as to what I love doing with wine bottles.
I have 20 Wine bottle holders ready to be painted. Often I don't take pictures of my work pre-painted but I am going to try and do better. I have designed and sewn up 20 holders and hand sewn applying different eerie eyes, human, reptile and cat eyes to the holders.
The Zippers are Heavy duty zippers designed for Jeans. As you can see the holders are sewn by machine and all the seams have been fortified with a top stitch (zig-zag)
After all the machine work is done the selected eyes are incapsiled in fabric forming the upper and lower lid. Then the partial frame of the face is sculpted and applied to the holder.
The final work begins. I turn all the bottles inside out and gesso the inside of the holders allow them to dry, then sand them. Turning them right side out the outside is gessoed, sanded painted with a base coat, sanded and dry brushed with about 3 to 4 different colors in paint. In this sample you see the colors chosen are rust green, sand and gold.
Now every holder comes with a bottle sporting a nifty label.
The gesso and many layers of paint make it water resistant. The holders look and feel like leather.
I also make cool bottle toppers sculpted with epoxy sculpt. This is a hard drying epoxy which can withstand just about anything you can throw at it. Including throwing it. It is a 2 part epoxy that must be mixed. The epoxy gives you about 3 hours sculpting time before it is so hard you can no longer work the clay.
This bottle sits in a candle holder with the corks slipped into the tapered candle holders that surrounds the wine bottle.
The shrunken heads are only one of many heads I make along with trolls, Krampus, and other things that go bump in the knight.
I am thinking of doing some that are a bit more merry and a little less scary but I have to have the inspiration hit me first.