I decided this year to do some 3D style mixed-media projects - specifically - altered bottle art.
I saw my first altered bottle at the Frisco Mercantile in April with Melissa. I was quite taken with the concept. Since then I've been collecting bottles at flea markets for between 25 cents and about $3 a piece. I won't pay more than the $3 for a base for a project. Anyway....
Week 1 - 2 blues + 1 green. I chose a sapphire blue, a turquoise blue, and a lime green:
I used decoupage to adhere the lace and twine and used hot glue for the shells and beads. I actually bought a necklace at the flea market for $1 just so I could take it apart for the beads and charms!
Keep in mind, these bottles have been washed. But they are old and imperfect and I really like them that way!