Monday, February 10, 2014

Decorative Perfume Bottle for Valentine's Day

Hello everyone.  Since Valentine's Day is just a few days away, I made this lovely little perfume bottle and a cute little gift card to go with it using  some of my favorite things from Altered Pages and Niji/Yasutomo, who supplied us with their wonderful   Waterbrushes this month.

I started out with this simple clear bottle from my local craft store.
I first sprayed the mirror-like paint inside the bottle and let it dry.  Then I wrapped the jar with the black netting and glued it in place.  I colored a Vanilla paper flower with pink mist, cut the petals apart and glued them around the neck of the bottle.  I used the gold braid trim (around the bottom) and the ball fringe (around the bottle neck) to further adhere the netting.  Next, I chose the Childs label from the AP-779 Red ATC collage sheet and adhered it to a piece of grunge board.  I chose grunge board because it is flexible and would wrap around the jar easier than chipboard.
I inked the edges with brown distress ink and Ranger Blending Tool, then added a bit of gold Krylon pen.  I glued that over the netting seam.  I added a metal rose to the top, and cut a metal filigree charm in half, which I attached to each side of the collage image.  I also applied a bit of copper from the Metallic rub-ons set #1.  I found a crystal bead in my stash that just happened to fit inside the bottle opening.  Voila, a beautiful little bottle to give to your special someone for Valentine's Day.  

Now, I needed a small gift card to give to my special recipient, so I folded a piece of 3" x 6" Cream card stock in half and adhered a  torn piece of Vintage Text Page after distress inking the edges.  Then I tore a piece of paper joint tape and colored it with my Niji Pearlescent Watercolors and my Niji Waterbrush.  When dry, I tore it in half again and adhered the two pieces, as shown.
Again, I chose the Luxemborg couple from the AP-779 Red ATC collage sheet, adhered it to a scrap of thin cardboard, distress inked the edges, adding a bit of Krylon gold pen, and adhered to the front, as shown.  I added a bit of Red Wink of Stella pen to the roses on the image for that extra bit of sparkle.  A few pearls from my stash were just the right amount of bling.
Supplies used:

Altered Pages collage sheets:  AP-779 Red ATC
Clear bottle (approx. 4" tall)
Krylon Mirror-Like Paint 
Metal filigree charm and rose

And don't forget today is the last day of the SALE at ALTERED PAGES.  You will receive a 25% discount when you use CODE word SWEETHEART. Expires February 10, 2014. Shipping is not included in the discount. THANKS for choosing AlteredPages as your source for Art supplies.  Whlle you are at it, check out the fabulous Niji Waterbrushes and other products available from Yasutomo, too.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful week, and a super sweet Valentine's Day!



  1. Stunning Barbara, you are such a wiz when it comes to projects like this, it looks fantastic!!

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  3. Fantastic Valentine's Day project, Barbara! I love the bottle and the card is great. I love the images you chose.

  4. fabulous Barbara, I always enjoy your always have such fabulous tutorials, makes it seem easy...thanks