Blue Bottle

I wrapped this 12″ square box with some large paper, a printed proof from a wall-size digital painting. Then I began collaging. I laid various objects on the wrap and eventually settled on a thin blue bottle I had found many years ago. But before I fixed it in place, I realized I needed a dimensional piece to intersect with the bottles end. I chose a black spiral binder spring. I glued it at both ends. Then I finished the bottle with a small red bow to cover the spiral where a bottle cap once sat. I double-taped the blue bottle along a dominant line of the photo wrap. I add glued two little stones on the end of the spiral to give a feeling of finish. I completed the wrap with a white bottle cap and Linda’s initials.