|Butterflies & Bulbs Bottles of Hope by Steph Ackerman|
here on their website. This project was started in 1999 by a Rhode Island cancer survivor and has spread internationally. Bottles are made by artists, students, survivors, seniors and many more who volunteer their time and love. Learn more about this worthwhile project, see a gallery of many creative bottles and more
Beacon Adhesives - 3-in-1 Adhesive
Sizzix® Dies & Big Shot™ Machine
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists
I found these cute little light bulb bottles and knew they'd be perfect for the Bottles of Hope. I wrapped them with white clay working the clay around the bottles and sealing the edges together. Don't worry about the imperfections because those imperfections give the bottles character. Use the mallet from the Tool Set to finish the edges around the light bulb.
I let the clay dry approximately 48 hours then added color with assorted Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists.
I wanted a base for each bottle, so I die cut hardened red clay using a Sizzix die (see my earlier post on how I prepared the clay). I often die cut fresh clay, but I wanted to use clay I had already prepared. I used Beacon Adhesives to adhere the die cuts to the base.
Next I selected an assortment of clay cutters.
Using the Roller, I rolled out yellow clay and the lightest color of clay in the Earth Tones collection. Using one of the Texture sheets from Set H, I used the Roller to embed the design into the clay.
From the textured clay, I cut small butterflies.
Add butterflies randomly about the bottles.
And you now have some sweet bottles to give away to brighten the day of someone facing cancer.
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