Thursday, August 30, 2012

French Script Tissue Paper Apples

I was inspired by LittleMissMagggie's blog post regarding French script pears, so I decided to create my own French script fruit. I found a small wooden basket and a few glittered paper mache apples at the thrift store. I downloaded a few French scripts from The Graphic Fairy and copied them onto tissue paper, as outlined on LittleMissMaggie's blog.

First, I painted the apples white, as they were a gaudy gold color. Then, I decoupaged the graphic around the apple, cutting the sides of the graphic to help it lay flat against the apples. I took a marker and colored the stems black.

Next, I painted the small wooden basket with Provence Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and added some raffia to cushion the apples.

Lastly, I glued an apple label that I found on the web.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Glamorous Handmade Violet Witch Hazel Perfume Label Bottle

I had fun creating a charming clear glass perfume bottle, utilizing a copy vintage Witch Hazel label. The label is adorned with violets with the background color being cream. So I decided to incorporate cream flowers (a millinery flower and a hand-rolled muslin flower), a spray of purple violets, tulle, crinkled ribbon, rhinestone chain, pearls.

Since the bottle did not have a top, I added a cork stopper. A rhinestone chain encircles the perimeter of the stopper, which is topped with a very unique button that truly is the icing on the bottle, so to speak (really it became the top of the bottle). The button is purple and pink enamel encrusted with rhinestones which perfectly complements the perfume label. 

The bottle is for sale on Etsy or in our online store.