How to Alter a Wine Bottle - a Swirlydoos Tutorial

How to turn a used wine bottle into a beautiful piece of decor using the Finnabair layer on layer method...

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How to Alter a Wine Bottle - a Swirlydoos Tutorial
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Using 3D matte gel, adhere a couple of paper doilies to the back and front of the bottle. (This will cover any label bits that refuse to come off.)

Using 3D matte gel, adhere a couple of paper doilies to the back and front of the bottle. (This will cover any label bits that refuse to come off.)

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Start adding embellishments, layering some inside larger pieces. Don't worry about mixing colors; we're going for shapes and textures.

Start adding embellishments, layering some inside larger pieces. Don't worry about mixing colors; we're going for shapes and textures.

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Add some small paper flowers here and there to fill in gaps.

Add some small paper flowers here and there to fill in gaps.

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Add some smaller flowers, along with beads and domes.

Add some smaller flowers, along with beads and domes.

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Now fill in all of those gaps with Art Stones and glass beads.

Now fill in all of those gaps with Art Stones and glass beads.

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Once the matte gel has set and your embellishments are on firmly, cover the entire bottle with a layer of black gesso. A few gaps here and there are okay, but try to give it all a good coating.

Once the matte gel has set and your embellishments are on firmly, cover the entire bottle with a layer of black gesso. A few gaps here and there are okay, but try to give it all a good coating.

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Spray the entire bottle with your lightest shade of mist, giving it a good coat of color. You'll want to do a section at a time, using your heat tool to dry and set the mist.

Spray the entire bottle with your lightest shade of mist, giving it a good coat of color. You'll want to do a section at a time, using your heat tool to dry and set the mist.

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Use your second (slightly darker) mist on the embellishment layers to let them pop. Again, use your heat tool to dry.

Use your second (slightly darker) mist on the embellishment layers to let them pop. Again, use your heat tool to dry.

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Now, spray on your darkest mist here and there to add some depth to the nooks and crannies. Dry with your heat tool.

Now, spray on your darkest mist here and there to add some depth to the nooks and crannies. Dry with your heat tool.

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Take a small bit of the gold wax out of the container and add it to the raised areas. Buff with the brush and your finger.

Take a small bit of the gold wax out of the container and add it to the raised areas. Buff with the brush and your finger.

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And there you are: a beautiful altered bottle, perfect as a vase or simply a stand-alone piece of decor!

And there you are: a beautiful altered bottle, perfect as a vase or simply a stand-alone piece of decor!

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