Monday, December 29, 2014

Altered Wine Bottle

Highland Light - taken by Julie Heyer Nov. 2008
I am so lucky to have grown up and live here on Cape Cod and even more fortunate to have a vineyard close by to visit. At Truro Vineyards, they produce wines using an array of local ingredients including their grapes. I created several scrapbook pages about a visit several years ago with my hubby and our folks. Be sure to scroll to the end of the post for photos of these layouts. Several of the vineyard's wines come in these amazing glass lighthouse shaped bottles. They are similar in design to the famous Highland Light which overlooks the Atlantic in Truro. 

Let's take a closer look at how I altered the bottle.

1. Clean the bottle well and remove the labels using Goo Gone. Let the Goo Gone sit on the bottle overnight and then easily remove the label. Wash the outside of the bottle using soap and water. Allow to dry completely inside and out.


2. Mix equal parts Club Scrap Book Binding Glue, white acrylic paint and baby powder. 


3. Paint on to the bottle liberally in long strokes. Allow to dry completely.


4. Apply a second coat and third if desired. 


You can now alter your bottle in any way.  

I chose to create a Christmas present for my cousin Steve and his wife Michele.  

Check out my post at Club Scrap's Blog for more details! 

Here are the layouts I created using Club Scrap's Sonoma kit.




2 comments:

  1. What a fun wine bottle and so appropriate! love what you did to it (yep seen the end result), but the pages you made are great too.
    You go out with a bang this year, Julie. So many wonderful projects!

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