Sprinkler head bottle

"Creativity is not the idea, it’s never the idea but it’s always what you do with it" - a great quote (courtesy of Mixed Media Academy)!  I've got an upcycled bottle for ya that uses some of Finnabair's rust pastes!

This was born out of another project from a couple years ago that I recycled - when you get tired of something, tear it apart and use the pieces! Textures were created with stenciling, art stones, cheesecloth, and thick spots of gesso here and there.

The main color of paste I used is the Dark Olive and Taupe Rose. I added just little wisps of the Yellow here and there - I didn't want to overpower it. And I used Vintage Gold wax as well. 

I used a large piece of a soft mould from Stamperia on one side. I really like the look of that!

I also used water-down black gesso for some shadows and depth.

And of course, the sprinkler head to top it off!

I love these pastes - they're gritty and the colors are interchangeable! And perfect for grungy and steampunk projects!

I'm entering this at A Vintage JourneyMixed Media Academy, and SanDee and Amelie's!


  1. This is an awesome project Cathy, great piece hun xx

  2. Another amazing altered bottle - you're definitely on a roll - love the weird and wonderful combination of shower head and Frozen Charlotte doll - definitely a journey into the imagination.
    Alison x

    1. I should also have said thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey!
      Alison x

  3. Simply brilliant. Great imagination. Love it.

  4. Love your creation Cathy. Love the findings and textures. Judy

  5. A fabulous creation! Both colours and textures are amazing. I believe you enjoyed so much working with these pastes!

  6. Truly amazing, love the textures

  7. Beautiful bottle, perfect texture and colors ! Thank you for your participation at Sandee & Amelie steampunk challenges.

  8. this is so beautiful Cathy x I love the amazing details you have incorporated and its perfect for our neutral zone challenge at AVJ x As always its great to have you on board, sharing your inspiration.
    Best wishes
    Annie x

  9. Such a lot of awesome details and creative ideas! Many thanks for sharing with us SanDee's and Amelies Steampunk Challenge!

  10. So amazing...
    Thank you for playing with us at Mixed Media Academy Challenge. Good luck. Hope to see you again next time.


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