Monday, July 26, 2010

Altered Vintage Glass Bottles - Shells

Current completed work.  I love altering these tiny bottles.
 Upcycled vintage bottles from a yard sale, antiques shop and/or thrift shop.

Shells from the beach, lace, vintage images, glitter

Broken jewelry pieces (a pin), vintage book pages, So Sweet!!

Do you have a favorite art book you use for inspiration?  I'm always in search of mixed media, collage, altered art books that might be new to me.  

Do you have 1 or more that you love, used, or found very inspirational and want to recommend on one of your blog posts?  I'm planning a link party soon.  Let me know if you're interested.

 Until next time, have a wonderful day!



The Polka Dot Closet said...

Nelly your bottles are beautiful! Shells are so popular right now. I don't do much in paper media, but I would love to. It would be great to find some vintage french book, that would be a dream. Thank you for stopping by and sharing in my publishing joy!


The Polka Dot Closet said...

Nelly, I am going to follow your lovely blog and learn all I can about the paper arts, thank you!


Jingle said...

These are beautiful!

vintagesusie & wings said...

I had fun seeing the artbliss badge on your blog...I created that for them!
Just found your lovely glad I stopped by. I look forward to following along with you on life's many adventures!!!
Smiles Friend,


Your altered bottles are beautiful

Thanks for your message left on my blog. Yes, you can use the photo of my rock pool heart "stillest of summer afternoons". I'm glad you like it :o)

Best wishes
Carolyn x

Scrapping With Sherry said...

I would be interested in joining a link party. I happen to collect papercraft and scrapbooking type craft books so that would be right up my alley.

I wanted to visit your blog and introduce myself. My name is Sherry and I am a new Bloggerette Sorority Sister. I have only been blogging for a few weeks so I missed out on the rush, but I look forward to joining in on the fun in the future. I would be honored if you would visit my blog at Thanks and I hope to see you soon!

~Sherry F.

PS Great bottles by the way!