Friday, 22 January 2016

Gilded Heart Bottle for PaperArtsy

Happy New Year! I am delighted to have a post on the PaperArtsy blog for their Hearts theme. I have used gold embossing powder to gild the inside of a heart shaped bottle from the inside and then added Wisteria Fresco paint. I would be thrilled if you popped over there to see the details.

I made this as a home decor piece to put artificial flowers in for my room at Mum's. My mum in law bought me some beautiful new bedding for Christmas to go in there. Unfortunately the walls are a disgusting dingy peach and it was last decorated when I was eleven, but apart from that the colourscheme I am working towards is mainly shades of purple so you will probably see a few more purple items pop up. As some of you know, I am Mum's weekend carer and I am trying to make the room my retreat, and not at all what Colin would put up with at home.

Tomorrow Mum will be 88 and I am organizing a family afternoon tea for all of us at her house.


  1. This is really beautiful, Lucy. A wonderful home decor piece. Happy Birthday to your Mum and I hope the tea party is fun! xx

  2. Agree with Julie Ann. It's such a beautiful piece of home decor and a lovely way for you to bring serenity and comfort into your room.
    Sending Birthday Wishes to your Mum.
    Lynne x

  3. Saw and loved this over at PA, but didn't make it back here at the time to say so - such a clever idea with the internal gilding, and it looks amazing.

    I think it's a splendid idea to be creating a little retreat for yourself at your Mum's house since you are there every week. And I hope you had a wonderful tea party last weekend.
    Alison xx

  4. Beautiful piece of home decor, so elegant and sophisticated. Love the colourway too. Tracy x