Someday, the altered art you make today will be
old, faded, falling apart, and someone else will salvage the bits and use them
in new altered art.It's the best that any piece of art can hope for

~ anon~

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Wednesday, 13 June 2012

I do suffer for my Art.....

I had to empty a bottle of Otard to make my Angel

Dismantled a spare magnifying glass thingamajig for this one

Because you can see things much more clearly when you have your Angel by you side

I used some real copper for her wings, which when you heat it turns into a multitude of beautiful colours

which I tried to echo on the bottle

and finally a heart I carved out of soapstone
Its quite big because of course Angels have big hearts

If you would like to have a go at altering bottles using Mr Skinners clever techniques then hop over to his workshop website - click on one of the blog buttons on my side bar x


  1. This is absolutely incredible. How totally amazing, I love this. Lee xx

  2. That is awesome, the bottles you have done have been amazing.

  3. Loving your thinking behind your fab project..but what the heck is Otard? xx

  4. I love your angel - but I don't know what Otard is either... I am obviously missing out!!

  5. Wauwwwww what a graet piece of art.
    Love it very very much

    Greetings Janny

  6. Ohhhh we bought a bottle of Otard the other day - better get drinking it then!!! lol For those who don't know, Otard is a Cognac. Fabulous bottle Nicks, well done.

  7. What a great bottle! Lots of nice details...lots of creativity Nicks!

    greetings, Alie :-)

  8. I agree with the thinking behind your bottles and the look anyway. You rock!! (:o)

  9. Oooh I so love this. Simply stunning design Hun. Did I say I'm in love........

  10. I am running out of things to say 'cos they are all spectacular !

  11. Not bad.......

    .....well cool actually!!!

  12. This is amazing, you are so imaginative!

    Lucy x

  13. Ok I am cruising down your blog post by post and this is amazing, I love it. A girl after my own heart, I was so into this stuff once upon a time.


  14. This looks absolutely gorgeous!


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