Friday, 21 March 2014

Grapes & Barrel Polymer Clay Wine Bottle

I love my new addition for this week.  It is a simple design yet elegant and captivating.  
This is my "Grapes & Barrel" Wine bottle. The faux wood technique I used in this project turned out really well and by adding the hanging grapes & vines around it creates a lovely accent. I achieved what I wanted for this bottle. It is like having a winery in a bottle. This piece may look simple but it will look lovely on your wine bar, kitchen counter or wine cabinets. I created a polymer clay wine stopper to complete the look for this bottle but if replaced with a real wine stopper it can be used again as a bottle.

I sculpted the vines using a combination of premo olive clay & copper clay
and the grapes is a combination of premo blue & purple pearl clay.
I cut leaves using leaf cutter and I used a silk leaf for impression.
All details were finished with gold & white pearl ex.

The Faux wood was creating using the faux wood technique and 
I added wood grain texture from Makins.
The stained the faux wood with piƱata burrow brown alcohol ink
I added premo black clay for metal straps around the barrel & studs finished with silver pearl ex.

To finish the look of the bottle, 
I created a polymer clay wine stopper with grapes. The wine stopper made a nice addition 
to the bottle. I am pretty pleased on how it look.

"Grapes & Barrel" polymer clay wine bottle. 
Simple design yet captivating.

I hope you enjoy this week's design. 
Check out my other post for DIY tutorial on how to make these lovely bottles using polymer clay.
Thank you for visiting my blog. 

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Roses are Red Polymer Clay Wine

I am happy to share the latest addition to my wine bottle collection "Roses are Red" polymer clay wine bottle.  
My goal for this project is to create a ripped metal exposing something beautiful - red roses. 
I am pretty pleased on how this project turned out. The textured black clay I used created a nice metal look around the after rubbing gilders paste on it and the combination of crimson and copper premo clay gave the bottle a vibrant colour.  Roses and leaves were sculpted individually and I used a leaf from the silk flower for impression. This was a pretty easy project and it turned empty wine bottle to beautiful gift or decor. 
A great way to upcycle your empty wine bottle using polymer clay.

Materials I used for this project:
Premo clays - spanish olive, alazarin crimson, copper & black
Pearl ex-  antique gold, pearl & red russet
Baroque gilders paste - german silver & patina
Viva inca gold - silver
silk leaf - for impression
Makins sand texture sheet
Parchment paper
Polymer clay tools - cutters, roller & pasta machine

The vibrant background of the bottle was made by combining the crimson and copper premo clay.
I conditioned each colour and twist them together and run them 3 times to the pasta machine. 
I used crumpled parchment paper to create texture.

I used black clay and textured it with sand texture sheet from makins and then I finished it patina, german silver and silver gilders paste to create a metal look wrapping the bottle.

Roses are made of crimson clay. Leaves and stems are made of spanish olive clay.
I finished the roses and leaves with pearl ex - pearl, antique gold and red russet.
For leaf impression, I cut one leaf from a silk flower and stamped it on the olive green clay and a clay tool to cut around it and to create the shape of the leaf.

Here's the back photo of the bottle.

I finished the design with a rose and leaves at the top of the bottle.

"Roses are Red" a beautiful gift from the heart. 

Thank you for visiting my blog.
I hope you enjoy my design this week.
Check out my DIY tutorials on how to create these beautiful pieces.

More designs coming soon.