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Saturday, November 13, 2010

I made this SteamPunk bottle for my friend Marnie

M is for Marnie!

This is the bottom of the bottle. Showing two angel friends both Marnie and myself! I made sure when I wire wrapped this bottle that I did it so the bottom would stand firm and balanced. The wire wrapping has several purposes. One was aesthetic, it looks steam punk, two it makes the charms easy to attach and three it reinforces the bottle so if Marnie does try to crack it on her yacht it wont be easy!

This side of the bottle is all about romance and love, spunky danger.Forever love and what"s more steam punk!!! He really could dance what a charmer!!!!! I wonder if Marnie's husband dances????

So she's an abolitionist drunk! That's Steam punk BABY!

This side of my bottle is all about Marnie, she looks just like that gal in the tub...at least her face does anyways! Those are the eyes of a sober woman and the gal in the tub is bathing in bubbly. Bright eyes that shine are the eyes of a sober gal and so you can see the juxtaposition and dichotomy of a women in any day and age. I added the neat steam punk charms here as well. The repetitive circles makes your eyes travel the entire side. It's a plethora of cool images and textures, fun stuff to look at.

Just a neat closeup to give you a better feel of my steam punk effect and all the neat images and charms!

Here you can see the top of my bottle, and how the glass knob sparkles! I have ArtChix collage pieces all over the thang. The word Superior made me think I am,(we are, people who make art and love art)the superior people in this case women of intelligence. It fit so well into the theme.

This is a nice clear picture of the Industrial Chic I got at Micheal's. I love this line of charms and cool metallic pieces. This was the perfect item to use some of it on. Now I have to go purchase replacements! I also had a neat red light symbol I bought elsewhere. It's on the same side of the bottle as ArtChix words:"give me diamonds" so I added the colored crystals to the street light and put it appropriately next to the antique replica car! A little bit of red made this bottle pop!

Here you can see a close up of where the bottle itself threatens the buyer not to reuses or resale "federal law prohibits". So I guess that makes me naughty! Whoever owns this bottle ~well Marnie you're taking your chances! hahahaha I painted the background lightly and then applied my stamp pad to the top of the word to make them legible. This is repeated on the bottles bottom as well. I loved this bottle the moment I found it at that garage sale!

My bottle is all about women and their strength during the turn of last century. How involved we were with the right to vote as well as being flappers and abolitionists. Yes we were well behaved and very naughty. What ever side we chose we did it as always with strength and perseverance.

Here's the bottle top. I bought the knob at home depot,after trimming the cork... I screwed the screw right through it and now it's securely attached and will not break when removing cork to look inside or put something sneaky in there.. Before I screwed the screw into the cork I took a tool and poked out a small hole in the center. I did not want to crack the cork when screwing it, nor did I want the cork to expand and no longer fit into the bottle. I though about decorating the cork itself but leaving the cork plain fits the steam punk theme best.

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