Sunday, 9 March 2014

Magic in a Bottle Polymer Clay

My "Magic in a Bottle" polymer clay wine bottle. Another addition to my wine bottle collection.
I wasn't sure whether to leave the leather look of the bottle or make it metallic but I end up turning it to metallic look and I love how it turned out.  
For this project I used sculpey III black and brown polymer clay, an empty Asti Martini wine bottle, textured sheet, rubber stamps, glass beads, parchment paper,  baroque gilders paste & polymer clay basic tools.  
It is my first time to use sculpey III clay in a project and I find it challenging to create the details, the clay is soft to work compared to premo but the curing time was shorter at 275C in the oven for 40 minutes. 
The clay holds well on the bottle surface. Overall, I am happy I created a one of kind piece. See the magic...



The floral details of the bottle are made using rubber stamp. Then I carved it around using a clay tool.
I finished it with baroque gilders paste: pinotage, patina & antique gold.
I added a few round glass beads wrapped with small extruded clay. The small bead like dots details are made of clay and finished with gilders paste: german silver.



Some portion of the bottle cover was created using texture pad, like the entwined look.
The rest of the cover I used crumpled parchment paper to create a nice texture.  It also minimize the appearance of finger prints on the bottle. The parchment paper technique created a battened metal look.



To finish the look of the bottle surface. I used gilders paste: african bronze and antique gold. 



I thought a wine bottle stopper will complete the look of the bottle....
and I was right.


There is "Magic in a Bottle"
and it makes a beautiful gift and decor.



Thank you for visiting my blog.
Take time to check my other post for more inspiration, ideas and also DIY Tutorials on how to upcycle your empty wine bottles and used glass vase using polymer clay. 

More Designs coming soon.