Aug 8, 2013

LESSology Challenge #28: Creative inspiration of Mitra Pratt


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Hello there! Are you busy rounding up your bottle caps for LESSology Challenge #28: Open that bottle! ? We have one more creative inspiration for the week and it comes from Mitra Pratt who will wow you with her creations for this month! :)

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Been smashing, painting, and in general messing around with bottle caps for a month.

Various kinds of caps too. All for our newest challenge here at LESSology! What part of free embellishment isn't a good thing!? Not to mention the recycling aspect!

The caps I used on my layout here are smashed in my Bigshot and colored up a bit with some Ranger Silver, Sail Boat Blue, and Watermelon Alcohol inks. If you have never played around with these before, it's a bit magical. They stick very nicely to metal. I just dripped them on and let them blend together. You have to embrace the imperfections of the cap with the ridges and blending of the inks.

I also colored a brass embellishment with the same silver. Punched a hole through the cap and added a brad.


Playing with bottle caps & alcohol ink was a bit addicting! I also made embellishments for some metal clips I found on the clearance rack!

Here is what they looked like originally!

Here is a close up of the clips and also a fridge magnet I made with a larger sized bottle cap from Maya Road. The inner gold circle is a cap from a jar of mushrooms! Made a perfect insert to add some vintage pearls off an old necklace, glitter and some dimensional modge podge over top of a German sticker. These were all painted with the Ranger Patinas which are very similar (just thicker) than the alcohol inks. They also stick nicely to metal. 


Along the same lines of bottle caps, bread twists are also easy to fancy up!


I used some metal tape on these twists that was embossed and then added alcohol ink & ribbon. Tied a little alcohol ink dyed charm at the end of the ribbon!

Hope you enjoy this month's challenge, I know I did! 

Those are some awesome ways to jazz up your bottle caps...way to go Mitra! Are you ready to show us what you can do with your bottle caps? Come join in the fun with LESSology Challenge #28: Open that bottle! :)


6 comments:

Reusing with Quilling said...

This is amazing..never imagined bottle caps could be turned into these beauties !!

Shalu said...

Wow...fabulous creations....loved the fridge magnets...!!

Lizzy Hill said...

Gee whizz, Mitra...I'm NEVER gonna look at bottle caps or bread twists in the same way again....staggeringly gorgeous work:):)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow and more WOW!!!!! Love it!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

WOW, what a brilliant creation!

Helen Tilbury said...

Amazing job from Mitra! Totally stunning take on the challenge!!