Design Team Project

Underwater Altered Bottle – Kerstin Filou

Welcome creative friends!

I was inspired to create a steampunk bottle in altered art, because I discovered my creative passion for upcycling projects, especially for glass bottles.

 I used a liquor bottle as base and worked with some awesome chipboards and some mixed media products from Finnabair, DecoArt and Ranger.

 Tips & Tricks

 1 I glued all the chipboards and texture elements
with construction adhesive on the glass bottle

 2 primed with two chalky finish paints from DecoArt

3 I love to use diluted colours – here two Distress
Spray colours for the deepenings, this creates interesting effects

4 some grungy effects with Rust Effect Paste
(Finnabair) and highlighted with wax cremes some

close up’s

I was in love with this special porthole, it consists of two parts,  which are glued together, a porthole with 3D effect, my favourite.

I extended it with two pipes suitable to steampunk style.

 And another favourite of mine, this very amazing seadragon created with embossing powder and diluted acrylic paint

 The bottle had an inappropriate imprint embossed in the glass on the side, which had to be concealed. The new borders were ideally suited for this.

 in illuminate state with battery
cylinder lighting

Dusty Attic chipboards used

11″ (2 piece)




Anchor #2

Bali Border

Ocean Wave

Thanks for your visit!

Happy crafting!