I looked at Pinterest for some inspiration and the only thing that really caught my eye were the dolls made from bottles. Never having been a doll person I thought this would be a way to channel my inner child and do something whimsical. When I think whimsy I usually think Marie Antoinette. Other than to buy a pretty pink bottle from Michaels for $3.00, I decided to work with items completely from my stash . I'll show you my finished project and then follow it up with a short tutorial in the event that you want to see how she was put together.
Washing the bottle before construction makes sure that there is no trace of residue that might show later. I worked on the headpiece first. The head is from a collage sheet and was attached with a strong glue to one of those pins from Idea-ology, it is sharp enough to penetrate the cork. The bow was tied and glued to the cork piece.
I added Distress Stickles to the flowers in her hair and the pearl around her neck. The skirt is made from the elastisized ribbon in the Idea-ology ribbon pack. I measured the ribbon, cut it and sewed it to make a circle.The trim with beads was applied on top of that with red line tape then the unit was put in place.
I used a stamp called "Forget Me Not" for the bodice of her "dress". It was stamped on 90 lb watercolor paper, colored with pens and cut out. Instead of arms I used the wings from Pam Carriker called "I Will Soar" and stamped them with Neon Purple, Pink and Orange inks from Tsukineko. It was easy to secure the winged heart image to the bottle with the strong clear double-sided red line tape. I glued a large red rhinestone heart to the stamped image.
Just one more detail. I used Tim Holtz's rub-ons, which by the way work perfect on glass, to put just one word, "Imagination" at the bottom of the bottle.
With that my altered bottle doll is finished!