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Okanagan, BC, Canada
Welcome to my crafting blog. After retirement, my husband and I moved to a beautiful location in the Okanagan area of British Columbia. I love all paper crafts including mixed media, journaling and cards. I also dabble in papermaking, photography, fibre art, and altered books. I am an active member of several card and mixed media groups and on the design team of several challenge blog. I love the world of blogging, it has opened many doors for me. My favourite quote is by Maya Angelou. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” I hope you join me in my search for my creative side. Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, October 2, 2020

Altered Wine Bottle Holder

We have another great challenge over at Creative Artiste this month and as always the theme is anything goes as long as it is mixed media/altered art. 

For my project this month I decided to alter this fantastic wine holder that I found at a thrift store. 

My picture of the original wine holder does not do it justice.  The container is solid wood, has a leather and wood handle and a metal insert in the bottom that allows the bottles to slant outwards. 

To create my project I sand papered the box and  I decided on my design, added squares of cardboard to the base of the wine box and added a coating of gesso to the whole of the project.

My next step was to create the design and add my findings.

I painted the findings with gesso to then sprayed the project with an assortment of spray paints.  Once I was satisfied with the  look of the sprays and colour combinations I added some white gesso to high some areas along with green and purple Pentart wax paste. 

Here are some closer views

Back view

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Hope you will join us this month in the anything goes mixed media challenge. Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by our talented design team. 

I am entering this project in the following challenges

A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Mix it Up Challenge - Anything Goes Distressing
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
A Inky Mess - Anything Goes


  1. Wow, such an amazing transformation! The design and finish is stunning - I love it 😀. Wishing you a wonderful October! Happy and creative wishes! Hugs, Jo x

  2. A stunning transformation Judy! I love the colours, textures and details you've used to create your amazing bottle holder xx

  3. Judy this is incredible, a quality piece of usefulness given new life by your very talented mixed media hands. Always amazed how you piece all those elements together. This is rich in mixed media designing with it's altered wine bottles, a pleasure to use for sure. Thank you for sharing, i'm in awe...
    Wishing you a safe & creative October Tracey xx

    1. Thank you for the compliments Tracy. I love your creations too. Ho[pe you are staying safe and healthy in these trying times.

  4. Another fantastic job. I love the colors on this. [Bunny]

    1. thank you Bunny. Hope you are have a creative week. Stay safe and healthy during these hard times we are living in.

  5. Fabulous! a rich and beautiful composition to give this bottle holder a unique look.

  6. A wonderful alteration Judy, your colour palette is rich and beautiful. I absolutely love it..x

  7. Always love checking out your creations Judy. This one is a beauty. So creative. Love the colour choice.