Friday, 28 June 2019

Visiting crafty friends and some bottle fun

Hello lovely visitors. Today I am sharing some things related to a crafty visit I did on Monday with two of my lovely crafty friends, Rita  and Annie.
I had great fun wrapping them each some little crafty gifts:
Inside each was a little pair of fancy antique look scrissors, a bookmark like the ones I have shown in a previous post, and some other little bits and pieces (forgot to photograph). I love doing these collage type wrappings, they are so much fun.
This is Rita's, with a little tag attached:
And here is Annie's
and her little tag
When we three visit together, we always do some crafting too of course. This time we played around with Powertex, something that was totally new to me. Annie did a course some years ago and had a big box of all the stuff you need. We each altered a bottle. This is messy stuff, so we did it outside. Here is a photo of Rita, just showing brilliantly all the messy fun we had.

and here you can see the first stage of my very messy bottle

They took a long time to dry, so I had to do the finishing touches at home, which I did with the help of some mica powders and gesso, so below some photos of what the bottle looks like now:
The texture was created with the help of some of the bits and pieces in Annie's magical box, all dipped in the Powertex stuff, which adheres to the bottle, covered with masking tape first.

Here you can see the other side of the bottle, old t-shirting, netting and Rita and Annie used thick string too.
At home I decided to finish my bottle off by adhering one of Tim Holtz's metal butterflies, with hot glue.

Well, that was my crafty adventure this week. I learnt quite a bit about Powertex, and if I ever did it again would go about it in quite a different way, - live and learn as they say. Thank you so much Annie for hosting us, I think we all had a super day!!
Now off to enjoy some much needed sunshine....
Thanks for your visit like always,


Valerie-Jael said...

You took some lovely gifts to Annie and Rita, and seem to have had a fun and messy day, the bottle is looking good. Enjoy your weekend, hugs, Valerie

Nancy Wethington said...

The packaging is amazingly gorgeous. Love everything about those - the string tie-ups and all.

Redanne said...

Astrid, the packaging is like a gift in itself. Love your Powertex bottle, the butterfly looks beautiful. Powertex is such a messy craft but always so much fun, glad you all enjoyed your day. Hugs, Anne xx

Let's Art Journal said...

What a fun time you had with your friends! It must have been a great day and your bottle looks amazing 😁. The textures are fabulous with those pretty coloured mica powders. The packages look stunning too, what a wonderful way to gift wrap those beautiful presents - perfect! I'm sure they loved them too! We have sunshine with more hot weather forecast although the sea breeze is always cooling here - yay! Happy Friday and Weekend! Hugs, Jo x

Dorthe said...

Astrid, they must have felt so spoiled by you, with the beautiful packed gifts , and the tag - a very wonderful gift to each.
The Powertex, I have never tried,- your bottle is amazing, love all the texture you created , with old pieces of this and that , beautiful !!
Hugs, Dorthe

Meggymay said...

It looks a fantastic project and you must have had a lovely . messy, creative time together. Its fun to craft with friends.
Yvonne xx

Maryann Laursen said...

It´s always soo much fun to try new things and techniques, and like you said, we learn all the time and even this maybe wasn´t done as you would next time, the end result sure looks fabulous hun, you really did an awesome job on that bottle.
And your small gifts as always looked fabulous too and was made in your normal stunning way. Loved them both and I´m sure your friends did too.

brenda said...

That all looks like such fun Astrid and crafting in the garden as well in some lovely sunshine. And such kind gifts which on their own would be lovely but the added thought and time that went into the packing makes them very special.

B x

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Such a fun post. LOVE, LOVE your packaging. Cutest little tags to compliment it all also. Looks like a fun bottle project, it's great to have friends that share common interests. Have a lovely weekend.

butterfly said...

What glorious little packages - I'm not sure I could bear to open such a beautifully collaged piece of gift-wrapping! Lucky Rita and Annie. And how much fun to explore Powertex together. I've been curious for ages, but have been waiting until I had more space to play (or a workshop to go on). I love your textural sculpted bottle - looks like lots of messy fun, and all the better with friends to get messy with!
Alison x

experiments in paper said...

Love your little collaged packages - as Anne says, a gift in itself! And your bottle is quite chic-ly shabby - love your colors! Looks like you all had a lot of fun, however messy! Thank you so much for your visit - it is wonderful to be reconnecting with blog friends and inspiration now that I have time. Look forward seeing what you come up with next - always lovely, creative, and inspirational! xxx Lynn

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

What a lovely play day Astrid, brown powertex always reminds me of melted chocolate such a fun and versatile medium to work with and always giving a superb end result. Your altered bottle is magnificent, a treasure that will hold fond memories of how it all came to be.
Beautiful wrapped packages, art in itself! I would never want to open such a delightful gift wrapped with care and love.
Sunday Hugs Tracey xx
P.S Sorry i'm so late coming over to visit, it has been a very hard month x

Brenda Brown said...

What fabulous gifts to take to Rita and Annie I’m sure they adored their little packages you made up, they’re utterly delightful. Looks like you had a fun day creating together. Happy July. Hugs Brenda xxx

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Im so all of you and im sure it was a blast!!! Great photos too! Love the baggies!!!

suziqu's thread works said...

I so love the vintage packaging for the gifts - just perfect Astrid!
Your bottles have so much gorgeous textures too.
Hugs from downunder,

sarascloset said...

Love those little packages; almost too pretty to open! It looks like a truly fun time crafting and getting so messy with friends. Your altered bottle looks amazing--so well worth the mess! Hugs! Sara Emily

Jackie PNeal said...

Astrid, those packages are absolutely fabulous!! The package is so beautifully designed and decorated! I think one of my new favorites of yours!!
Wow- Annie's hands had me lol- what a gooey mess! Your bottle turned out beautifully and I really love the butterfly you added, it fits perfect!
hugs,Jackie xx

KIT Cbe said...

Nice Article!! Thanks for sharing with us!!

Annie said...

Its been ages since I was on blogger and I am only catching this post x Mammy and I have still to paint our bottles x Your bottle looks fabulous and I adore that gorgeous colour you used. It was messy but such fun and I think I learned so much too x
As you known mammy and I so adored the beautiful presents and the way in which you had wrapped them. I agree they were too nice to open but we did carefully unwrap them xx Thank you so much it was a lovely day as always xx

Huge hugs
Annie x

JBN Creators Pvt Ltd said...

Thanks for sharing this blog!

web development companies in new delhi
ecommerce website development in Mahipalpur delhi ncr
Search Engine Optimization Service in Mahipalpur, Delhi NCR
website development service in Delhi/NCR
web development companies in Mahipalpur delhi ncr

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Ahhh! Powertex. One of my favourite though I agree very messy, fun projects. Loving your bottle, looks great. Sending hugs, Angela xXx

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

One World One Heart


FEEDJIT Live Traffic Feed

Birthday Card

Birthday Card
Just got a whole lot of new stamps from a brilliant place called the Stamp Smith. This is the image that I first saw on Docraft and really liked. I asked the friend who has used it in an ATC, where she got it. Well she borrowed it from a friend who got it from ebay as a one off. But.... it had a title. I googled the title, and hey presto found the site. They have great stamps and offer a really friendly fast service. I highly recommend them!

Gothic Arch Trifold inside

Gothic Arch Trifold inside

Back of Gothic Arch Trifold

Back of Gothic Arch Trifold

Gothic Arch Within the Heart

Gothic Arch Within the Heart

Gothic Arch, the Key

Gothic Arch, the Key