I saw a lovely altered bottle project some time ago over at Finnabair's blog and but never got round to trying it - so now at least I had an incentive...
Next, I glued down some flowers and a wooden die-cut (covered with gold embossing powder). Then I added some cheese cloth painted with metallic paints.
I applied a bit of bead paste here and there. The paste is transparent - it dries to a finish similar to Glossy Accents - and I didn't want that so I mixed it with bronze acrylic ink.
I didn't like the colour combination, so I decided to go over the flowers with black gesso. Then I applied some metallic wax pastes over the black embellishments. It looked a bit too "gold" so I added some teal metallic ink here and there and let it drip.
Here are some details: