Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Romantic Country Bottle Decor with etchallR

Have you ever tried to paint on glass?  It can be a little tricky getting the paint to stay without being scratched off.  The glass is slick and doesn't hold the paint!  Well, there is a product that will solve that problem for you.  It is etchallR dip 'n etch liquid!  Stay tuned here and I will show you how it is done!

I purchased a hobnail clear glass bottle at the craft store.  It didn't come with a cork; so I re-cycled one from a bottle of wine and it worked perfectly.

To complete this project, you will need the following:

etchall:  dip 'n etch liquid; etchall creme; etchmask, etchall squeegee
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clear hobnail bottle
cork from wine bottle
chalk paints:  vintage white; light teal
charm:  white rose on silver filigree 3/4"
pearlstring:  one yard
cabochon:  one 1" round faux pearl
rhinestones:  clear *optional
paintbrush:  1"flat
water container
paper towels, paper plates
low melt glue gun
die cut machine
doily die 
black Sharpie marker


1.  To etch the bottle:  Cut the top off of a liter soda bottle.  After washing the hobnail bottle; fill it with water and set it in the liter bottle.  Fill the plastic bottle with water up to the top of the glass bottle.  Use and permanent marker and make a line on the bottle at the water line.  Remove the bottle and dump the water from the plastic container.  Fill up to the marker line with the dip 'n etch liquid.  Put the bottle into the container.  The dip 'n etch liquid should come up to the top of the bottle.  Set the timer for 15 minutes to let the etchall do it's job.

2.  When the timer goes off; remove the bottle, dump out the water and wash in soapy water.
Pour the etchall dip n' etch liquid back into it's container.  It is good to go for another day!

After a few uses, the dip 'n etch will change from clear to a darker color.  It is still good to go!!

3.  For the mirror:  Die-cut the doily from the etchmask.  Remove the release paper and adhere to the center of the mirror coaster.  Use the etchall squeegee to remove any air bubbles and to make sure it is solidly adhered to the mirror.

4.  Follow the instructions given on the etchall etching creme and apply liberally to the mirror using the squeegee.  Set the timer for 15 minutes.  When the time is up; use the squeegee to replace the etching creme in it's container and it is good to go for another project.  The creme stays good even when it turns a dark color.  You can use it over and over.

The photo below shows how the glass pieces will look after etching.  Now comes the fun part!  The bottle now has "tooth" to adhere the chalk paint when you apply it.  No chipping, slipping or scratches!

5.  Paint the bottle light teal. Apply 2 coats if needed.  Allow to dry.  Apply some vintage white paint to a dry brush and lightly rake it over the sides to give it a slightly distressed look.  Allow to dry.

6.  Cork:  Cut an inch off of the wine cork.  Discard.  Place the cork in the bottle and pencil in a line on the cork at the lip of the bottle.  Adhere pearlstring to the cork by wrapping around the sides to cover the visible part of the cork.  Adhere the cabochon to the top of the cork.

7.  Embellish the neck of the bottle with the ribbons, charm, pearlstring and flowers as shown.  
You may want to personalize it with items of your choosing for a different aesthetic that matches your taste.

8.  Place the bottle on the coaster for a pretty, reflective, decorative finish!

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed this project.  My daughter has a wedding coming up and I thought this bottle would make a nice bridesmaids gift.  I would put a personal note inside the bottle to make it personal for each bridesmaid.  Of course there are other things that it could be used for too!

Make sure to take time to enjoy the small blessings along the way and
Live Life with a Flourish!


*I accept a small stipend for this post from etchall for my original design.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Stampendous - Deflecto Blog Hop!

We’re super excited this week to play with our friends over at Stampendous. With two amazing teams joining in the fun you will want to check in every day of the hop.  There will be some fabulous projects, and we’re going to be showing them off all week long.

The super talented team from Stampendous will be showing off their projects this week too so be sure to check out their blog too!

Are you social? We are too! Please check us out at the following locations:

Deflecto Craft - Facebook Page

Stampendous - Facebook Group

Stampendous - Facebook Page

We have beautiful stamps and dies from Stampendous and some great frames and storage from Deflecto! We are teaming up for a blog hop and hope you enjoy the show!  Make sure to sign up for the give-aways!

Pictured below is my project using the Deflecto Frame and the Stampendous Stamps.  Read on to see how I did it!

You will need:

Deflecto:  Black Bordered Frame - 5" x 7"
Stampendous:  Cling Build a Bouquet stamps & dies
Washi Tape:  5/8" black with tiny white dots
Water Color Crayons
Paintbrushes:  Small round tips
Cardstock:  vintage white, pink, white
Permanent Markers:  colored Sharpies
Inkpad:  Green
3-D adhesive dots
Adhesives (other)

Adhere images to green cardstock as shown.  Use 3-D adhesives.  Cut out; leaving a 1/8" border.
Create different combinations and add them to cards, other projects, etc.
Here is the finished frame.  I attached the stamped images with 3-D adhesives.

But Wait!!  There's More!!

You’ll want to get your commenting fingers ready! Each comment on a post this week will enter you to win a fabulous prize package! (one comment per post, per person) Contest open to USA residents only.

We  have a 3 Tiered Cake Stand from Deflecto!

Now click on the links below and get to hoppin'! Remember to comment on each blog and then return to the Deflecto Blog and leave a comment there for your chance to win!  When you are on the Stampendous Blog enter to win their give-away too!

                                                          Marilyn Gossett Designs  (You are here)

                                                           Lorrie McCullers     Forty 11 Designs


Hope you are enjoying the hop today!


Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Frame a message for Spring with Deflecto

Spring is almost here!  This month is St. Patty's Day and then Easter!  I love this season; when everything is fresh and green and new life is everywhere!

I will show you how to make a pretty frame into a message board for any season.  This frame has a green border and is perfect for the month of March!

You will need:

Deflecto:  4" x 6" Green Bordered Frame #69574CR; Wet Erase Markers #899103CR
Cardstock:  Black 5" x 7" rectangle
Adhesions:  Paper Daisies & Butterfly
Washi Tape:  1/2" Black with silver stripes
Paper Trimmer
Embossing Folder:  Damask
Embossing Machine


1.  Emboss the black cardstock using the Damask patterned embossing folder.  (Or a pattern of your choosing.)  Insert the paper into the frame.

2.  Adhere a strip of washi tape along the bottom of the frame.

3.  Embellish the frame with the self-adhesive shapes.

4.  Write the sentiment on the front of the frame using a wet erase marker of your choice.

Variation for St. Patty's Day shown below:

Update your frame monthly with new adhesions and sentiments.  Check out the selection of frames and all the great storage products that Deflecto offers here:

Take time to enjoy the small blessings along the way and
Live Life with a Flourish!


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