Affirmation in a Bottle

Happy Friday everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Today’s little project is a quick and easy altered bottle project using one of Crafty Individuals new stamps to create an affirmation to go inside and for the tag.

for the detail of the tag

This was a Worcestershire sauce bottle

Inside the bottle is the affirmation.  I aged the affirmation a little with lemon juice.
I used lemon juice from a bottle for this and although it is quite a nice effect fresh lemon juice does work better.

Years ago before distress ink were brought out we all used lemon juice to age paper to give a parchment effect.  If you have never used it before, splash or paint lemon juice onto your paper stock (I used thin water colour paper) and heat it with a heat gun to achieve the charred effect.  Different paper and different applications do give different effects.  Lots of fun though watching it burn.

Stamps used Crafty Individuals “You Are A Star” CI 468

That’s all from me today.
Thank you for looking.

Have a fun weekend.

Flo x


  1. Rollet

    Fabulous sample and post Flo!!!!!
    I love your bottle, awesome, this is a very clever make that shows off wonderfully the loveliness of this stamp.
    And a big THANK YOU for the lemon juice tip to distress papers, never heard about that before… I will try!! Hugs, Coco xx

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    1. Florence

      Thank you Coco. Lemon juice is a really really old idea. Showing my age with this one. Just in case anyone was wondering I was born the year that Gordon Banks, Geoff Hurst, the two Bobbys and the boys made sporting history for England! lol!
      Hugs Flo x


  2. kate

    Hi there Florence, your altered bottle is gorgeous, and such a lovely idea, all beautifully designed.
    Thanks for your email and suggestion really the build a landscape stamp set. It could well be on my list, I’ve just bought some of the lovely stamps that Lesley was demoing from CI the other week then bought the beautiful snow cottage one. Hope you have a lovely weekend, Kate x

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    1. Florence

      Hi Kate. Thank you. The email was just a copy of the reply I made to your comment you left on my blog. I am not sure non wordpress bloggers see the replies. I was really sharing the link back to your fabulous card for inspiration. Just to share how wonderfully some makes of stamps can work with others. As always TFS.
      Hugs Flo x


  3. Marianne

    great idea, Florence! I’ve used a heating tool to age paper before, but never the lemon juice. I’ll have to try that. Ha! it’s been so long since I’ve posted anything on my blog that I keep forgetting to take pictures of some cards I’ve made for people and post them. Will have to remember that next time. I really want to get back into my art. Thanks for the lovely inspirations

    Marianne xox

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    1. Florence

      Thank you so much Marianne. I want you to get back to your art as well! 🙂 I know what you mean about making projects. Some times there is not the time to photograph them before they need to be sent out or given away. I have had quite a few of those recently.
      Take care, sending hugs, Flo xx


  4. scrAPpamondo (AliceP)

    Wow! I have never tried lemon juice to age papers, thanks very much for sharing this tip! 🙂
    Your recycled little bottle is delightful with the tag and the affirmation inside! So creative!
    This new CI background stamp looks so beautiful and really versatile!

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  5. Craftyfield

    I do remember the lemon juice trick! Of course that was before I had a heatgun so I got added distress in in the form of burnt paper! Pretty bottle BTW!

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