Antiquing New Bottles - A Tutorial
When I'm out thrifting, one of the things I look for are old bottles and jars. I love using them in my home or as gift containers. However, it seems like they are getting harder and harder to find ... (at a good price anyway). I finally decided to start saving some of my new bottles and jars to see if I could give them the aged look that really appeals to me. This is my first experiment, so I thought I'd share it with you guys.
Spice Jar & Vanilla Bottle
(sorry I don't have a before picture, but you know what a new bottle looks like)
This is what I did
- I poured about 1/2 tsp of the sepia decoupage finish into each bottle, then rolled it around to spread it out.
- Then I added about 1 tsp of water to each bottle and shook it to mix the two mediums. I didn't pre-mix the water & decoupage because I wanted the coating to look uneven or blotchy. (Just experiment with ratios until you get the color you want)
- Once the entire surface area had been coated, I flipped the bottles upside down on a drying rack to drain and dry over night.
I tore strips of book pages and stained them
with my leftover morning coffee...
let them dry ... then glued them as labels to each bottle.
I think I'm on the right track ... What do you think?
Have you tried anything like this...?
If you have I'd love to hear your tips!