Sunday, 25 May 2014

Faux Tea Rose

Another long time in between blogging...............................!Eek, were is this year going too?
I decided  that I would enter the latest CC3 challenge as I had a few hours to spare, which is hosted by the lovely Linda. You can find the details here

This challenge is being sponsored by

Challenge 3  is  the Faux Tea Rose Technique.  Part of the challenge is that you are not allowed to do a write up on the technique, sorry about that.
At the moment I am really in to changing "things".  I had brought the bottle shown below a few weeks back in a local supermarket for future use LOL. Okay I brought two! 

So what did I do.........
Out came the most amazing product known to crafters, AKA Wendy Vecchi Embossing paste.  I covered the bottle with the black paste and gave it some added texture before it dried by patting the flat side of the pallet knife all over the bottle. I adore this product for sure.

Look at that texture

 I then covered the bottle over the paste  with two colours of Treasure Gold wax to give it a certain aged look (thanks Hels for the tip).
The flower, tag  and leaves were coloured using Wendy Vecchi Archival inks and Tim Holtz distress ink. 

I added a  stamped tag, rusted wire and the bamboo sticks. 

 I now have a artsy room air freshener.
Thank you for taking the time to come and have a look.
Take care until the next time


  1. Sue this is lovely... Love the color of the rose too... very real looking... thanks for sharing it with all... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

  2. Sue, this is an incredible transformation, love the way you used the paste. Love, love, love this! Hugs, Anne xx

  3. WOW!!!! This altered bottle is gorgeous! The texture and wire are wonderful, and so are your roses! Just so special! Thank you so much for joining in on our rosy challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

  4. Hi Sue! What a very very cool way to alter a little bud vase and turn it into a fabulous "artsy" air freshener! Love your idea! I love how you've used Wendy's embossing paste to create such great texture and dimension! Don't you LOVE the Treasure Gold Guilding Waxes?!?! They are awesome! And your faux tea rose...gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your art with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  5. What a wonderful and creative idea, Sue! So fabulous! Thanks for sharing your beautiful art with us!

  6. wow Sue - this is amazing - I love it to picks - you really nailed the challenged - gorgeous! Will have to have a go with the texture paste looks fab xx

  7. Totally fab Sue - I LOVE it! I need some of that there paste stuff ;)

  8. Gorgeous vase! I also am crazy for that embossing paste. It makes that pretty red rose pop. Great job!

  9. Now this is so dang clever! Love your repurposing and what a lovely little piece that I'm sure will make you happy to look at! Fabulous! Thanks for playing along with CC3C!

  10. Wow. So creative and so beautiful. The texture is just amazing.

  11. love those bottles!!! Ahem... tis me birthday soon *CLANG - huge hint dropped* lol Loving that texture, the TG really makes it stand out too... loving your entry... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge x

  12. Sue, what a fantastic project, you've certainly given me some ideas to try. Great job!