I thought I’d do this topic about once a month, to show you all just some of the other things I do when I get the itch to do something besides stitch and crochet. I have many interests I dabble in and try out from time to time. Here are some of the more recent ones.
Upcycled Wine Bottle
This is actually not the first time I’ve upcycled a bottle. I did one for my son as one of his Twitch streaming props:
He didn’t want anything more than this so it’s not really much of an upcycle I know. It’s a health potion with a light on the bottom so when you turn it on and shake it, you can see the swirling “magic” inside of it.
This new one, I had to take pictures of it on its side because I don’t have a proper place to take pictures. It’s too cloudy right now to take a proper one but you should be able to see it well enough.
That’s the front. I’ll edit this later to add in a close up of the piece on the top.
That’s the back. This ended up being a collaboration with my daughter in law, Emi , because she’s a painter. She helped me with the verdigris look on the bottle. I think we did a great job considering this was a first for both of us.
I’ve been watching too many YouTube videos and just had to try my hand at making some stuff for a junk journal. Not my junk journal, I don’t have one of those. Just for any junk journal.
Again, these are all first tries for me, and I think I did pretty well with them.
Air Dry Clay Creations
Several of the miniaturists I watch use this clay, but I didn’t try to use it to make a miniature – not yet. I tried to make a jewelry plate first since it seemed to be the simplest to do.
It was coming along beautifully until I decided to get it a couple of coats of sealer. It’s in an aerosol can, and I got it too close to the plate. Along the right side and in a couple of other spots, it ruined it. The spray basically made pot marks in the clay even though it was dry. It’s a learning experience, and I will be doing this again sometime.
I have a few more projects I’m doing, but they’re not finished yet so I’m not going to show them.
Stay tuned for an update on the dollhouse coming next week or so. I haven’t really had time to sit down to work on it with everything else going on, but I am now feeling the need to get some more walls and floors finished on the Ground Floor so I can move forward with filling them. 🙂
See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!!
4 thoughts on “My Other Projects #1”
The bottles look amazing–you’re right about the verdigris, it’s turned out really good!
Your ephemera are so lovely–I’m pretty bad at them, and it looks like you have the knack! (Next step: junk journal 😉 )
It appears that we all wanna try out jewelry plate / ring dish like items as our first clay attempts–probably because they’re easy and hard to get wrong. Even the pock marks from the aerosol can give it character, because your plate has a rustic look. 🙂 Good going!
I really enjoy making the ephemera. I try out things I’ve seen in the videos and then, I do my own things after. lol Like all things, I do it when I feel the urge to make something so, I might be setting it aside while I work on other things for a bit.
I have a wizard’s tower I’m making using the cardboard roll inside a ball of crochet thread and some other bits. I’m doing it just to see if I can. I also have another bottle idea which Emi is going to collab with me on again. 🙂 It should be interesting.
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Exciting ideas! Looking forward to your updates on them.
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You have other wonderful crafts to keep you busy. Love the wine bottle. The piece around the bottom and around the neck of the bottle are really nice additions.