Thursday, 29 October 2009

Altered Bottle Tops

"I wanna hold 'em like they do in Texas Plays .....P-p-p-poker face, p-p-poker
face"  Eat your heart out Lady GaGa - here's my version of 'Poker Face'!!

The first challenge over on the new Flickr group 'Art 'n' Soul' is to alter three bottletops to be made into either wearable art or as a little wall hanging.

I recycled some used bottletops and left them un-squashed (mainly because my last attempt at flattening some wasn't altogether successful!  I Gesso'd and painted them black then collaged inside them with some miniature playing cards, dice and dymo wording.  The face is moulded from air dried clay and painted with acrylics.  Everything is set into the bottle tops with Ranger's Glossy Accents.

The bottle tops are attached (again with Glossy Accents) to a thin chipboard frame which itself is painted with acrylics.  A suede cord and little metal charm (a hand of cards) finishes it off.

Oops, I don't know if it's my eyes or if this last picture is out of focus - well, I think the background is ok anyway - lol.


My name is CINDY...... said...

Love it Sherry - and I didn't have much success flattenning bottle tops either!! Almost resulted in a trip to casuakty lol.

Nicks said...

this looks great! and have neither of you heard of the old adage 'Life is too short to squash a bottle top'

Viv's Visuals said...

Have left a comment on the flickr group................ but you know what I'm like with these faces!!! I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!
(And are you SUPPOSED to flatten bottle tops?????? Ooops.)

Deborah said...

Much prefer your Poker Face to that GaGa woman! Love the bold colour.

sassy said...

poker face what thougt went into this then....brilliant..hugss sassyx