Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Silver Leaf Wine Bottle

Yesterday, I showed you how I added silver leaf to an old tray - 

I explained the whole silver leaf process in that post.  It was fun and I was happy with the results.  I also mentioned that I decided to cover another object in silver leaf - that's right, I covered a wine bottle.  I actually got the idea from browsing through the ZGallerie website.  I came across this-

Aren't they beautiful?  They are also $44.95 and up.  Although they are mercury glass, I think it's the shape and shine that really make them fun.  So, I figured a little silver leaf would have a similar look.  I took an empty wine bottle-

I soaked it to get the label off.  And made sure it was clean.  Then, I simply followed the same process as I did for the tray.  I brushed on adhesive size-

Let it dry for about 30 minutes.  Then I set sheets of silver leaf on the bottle and smoothed them with a clean brush.  I wanted a not-so-perfect look so I was applying the sheets in a random fashion-

After the whole bottle was covered, I used the brush to sweep off the excess silver leaf.  I sprayed it with a sealer and now I have this-

The silver leaf wine bottle really has a lot of texture up close.  It will make a cute decoration for holidays.  And it was free.  Woohoo!  You know how I love free!  I had everything on hand.  Actually, I still have more silver leaf left over - there must be something here that would look better shiny...

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