Sunday, August 23

Art Bottles

A few years back I bought Sally Jean's book 'Pretty Little Things' and was really blown away by her work. I took a few soldering classes, made some charms and bottles but soon my soldering iron back ended up back in the garage. I just wasn't happy with the look I was getting.

JoAnnA's workshop inspired me to dust off the 'ol iron and get busy with some new bottles. She has some really cool ideas for adding patina and texture to the pieces and I'm thrilled with the results. I'm working on three more and will add them to my booth next week.

I used an antique picture printed on linen underneath burlap and laced it up with an old worn shoelace. Snippets of lace, buttons, a vintage french perfume bottle, and beeswax were used to embellish this old brown medicine bottle. Black and copper patina add texture to the solder.

This old whiskey bottle is wrapped in rusty mesh and adorned with lace, buttons, a key and if you look very old photo layered under a watch face. I think I'll call this one 'Time in a bottle'!


Collected Treasures said...

Lisa....I am so impressed with your awesome bottles.....and I have seen them to know they are even more impressive in person......Pat and I looked at them very closely after you left (you knew we would) and your work is beautiful......xojana

Charlene said...

Very cool! And isn't Sally Jean book awesome? Loved it. Wish my stuff looked like hers. Did you see the soldering class my friend Diana Frey is teaching in Oct? I want to go so bad.

Cottage Panache Antqs Blog said...

Lisa ~ I love the bottles. Wish I had time for creating - too busy painting, cleaning and scraping crud! When I'm done and ready to open it will all be worth the sweat!!~Maureen

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh. my. goodness...Lisa, your wonderful package arrived!!!! You are the sweetest girl EVER! I absolutely love everything so much...the book, the petticoat printings, the bird labels...just everything! And of course your beautiful banner, I've already hung it in my studio too! Thank you so very much sweet friend, your kindness filled my eyes with tears. These bottles are so amazing too Lisa, you make me want to get out my soldering iron! hugs and love to you, Dawn

Susie said...

Hi Lisa, I found your blog through the link on Dawn's page. I really love your creations, very unique! The banner you sent Dawn is awesome...I want one!
Have a Blessed Day....Susie

Die Rabenfrau said...

Hallo Lisa, I found your blog through Dawn's link, and I like the things that you create very much. Can I link to your blog in my sidebar, please?

The Rustic Victorian said...

Wonderful bottles,,,wonderful blog, I love the KC class piece. I took her first class. I came over from Dawns Feathered Nest, she got me started,,I love her. The wall hanging you sent her is wonderful and so up her alley. I will be back.
Triplets! Yikes!

Dorthe said...

Hi Lisa,
your bottles are very cool, and beautifull, --love the rustic look.
I`m on JoAnnA`s bottle workshop too, and would love to do some more bottles, but for the moment I`m doing dolls for my shop.
You have a wonderfull blog.
xo Dorthe

minnamarika said...

Hello Lisa!

Your bottles are georgeous! And your blog is full of beautiful artwork!!!! You are very talented!

Have a nice Thursday!


Charmingdesigns said...

I so glad to visit you. I came over from Dawns...I see we like the same things. I'm going to take a soldering class from Sally Jean this weekend, I'm taking JoAnnAs bottle class to..what fun we are having! I'm going to go take a look at the rest of your blog now...

Sherri@TreasureHunters said...

I love what you do with precious little treasure added together to make something wonderful.
Nice to meet you,

JoAnnA Pierotti said...

Dear Lisa,
I am so glad you are enjoying creating bottles from my online workshop. I can't wait to see the direction you take them, making them your own. That is the exciting part.