This is another experimentation into altered bottles. For these the common component is plastic creepy crawlies.
Both started out with a layer of mod podged tissue paper. The paper makes for a nice surface for everything else to cling to. Then it was just a matter of gluing stuff on and painting them.
Last year while I was putting away Halloween stuff I thought the spiders made a nice design laying side by side. A normal human being would probably just have glued the spiders on by eyeballing it. I'm am sure that would work just fine. I can be a little particular. That's why I measured the circumference of the bottle and used graph paper to evenly lay out the spiders. I pinned cheesecloth over the graph paper and glued the spiders to their proper places. I let it set for a minute or two. Long enough for the spiders to stay in place, but short enough that I could pull the graph paper off. Ignore the concentric circles they're for another project.
Gluing the spiders on the cheesecloth worked pretty well. Once the glue had dried I applied Mod Podge on the bottle and wrapped the spider cheesecloth around it. I still had to touch up a few legs with glue, but it was much easier with the spiders already in place. Because the spider bodies were flat they pulled up a little in the rear, so I added a little layer of tissue paper to cover up the gap. This also gave a little texture to the smooth plastic. I probably could have used a heat gun to curve the bodies to the jar, but I didn't trust myself not to melt the legs. After painting I added the rhinestones.
Next up is this centipede jar. I really fail at photographing metallics, so you'll just have to imagine rich copper tones, champagne gold, antique bronze and just a hint of metallic green. Beside plastic centipedes, I used cord, rhinestone mesh and lentils as embellishments.