Saturday, 28 November 2020

Altered Art Bottle - Winter Magic by Kerstin


 Welcome, creative friends!


I was inspired to create another glass bottle in Altered Art style

suitable for the magic of Christmas time.


Tips & Tricks



Firstly I covered the whole bottle with Weathered Wood, a crackle medium from DecoArt,then, after a drying time, I painted that with Chalky Finish 'Serene'. 

The middle section was painted with diluted paint for better visibility of the door windows. 


I love to decorate the flat MDF shapes with 3D effects using a silicone cake mould ('Gothic window')

and air drying clay (only the outer frame of the mould was used in this case).

One of the

Sheet of Mini MDF Street Lamps 

was perfect for a hanging lantern above the window!
To have it well fixed, it was pressed into the not yet completely dried clay
 and additionally fixed with construction adhesive - this glue fixes the MDF shapes
 very well on glass, but you should note that it has to dry overnight for a stable hold.

Below the window I glued a

Rectangle Shape

 in small size as a terrace, which gets additional hold through the swirls of the

Winter Trees & Snow Swirls.


Some close up's




Calico Craft Parts used: 


Gothic Stone Window - MDF Wood Shape


Winter Trees & Snow Swirls

Sheet of Mini MDF Street Lamps

Picket Fence Panel MDF Wood Shape - Style 3

Fir Boughs - MDF Wood Corner

Mini Star Wreath

Sheet of Mini MDF Acorns & Oakleaves

 Rectangle Shape - MDF Mixed Media Board


Other materials:

Snow -Tex DecoArt

white acrylic paint

brown jute


Wishing you a happy advent season!



  1. Love love love this, Kerstin!

    Especially the little lantern above the door - so charming and magical! I can almost hear the snow crack under me feet...

    Claudia xxx

    1. Happy to hear that, thanks a lot!! Hugs, Kerstin xxx

  2. A winter wonderland - magical!
    Alison x

  3. Oh wow... I am completely in love with this.

  4. This is absolutely gorgeous ❤❤❤❤

  5. I absolutely love this awesome bottle do over to the Winter magical scenery using special materials. I could have sworn you had a piece of a torn up blue jeans material on the bottle. One could probably use blue jeans to make this (if they tried extremely hard). I know it would not appear as beautiful as yours - but one could try to get to your level of creativity. You rock. Thanks for sharing everything you used to make this beautiful piece of a winter scene.

    1. Thanks so much Cynthia, it makes me happy to read your kindly words. Blue Jeans what a cool idea, have not worked with fabric on glass yet, sounds exciting.