Happy Monday! Today will be all about Beautiful Vintage Bottles! I hope you had a great weekend! Sometimes the weekends go by so quickly, don’t they? Hopefully you have ton’s of glass bottles hanging around because this craft is addicting. There is something about transforming a plain bottle into a little work of art. Vintage decor always has a spot in my ever beating heart. Maybe it’s how delicate vintage things look. Plus it has a story. Unlike something you would buy off of the shelf. Which is why I am doing this craft because not everyone has “access” to all things vintage.
Click any of the links to purchase these items:
Martha Stewart Paint
Martha Stewart Bakers Twine
Martha Stewart Stencil
Silk Acrylic Glazes
Mod Podge Sparkle
Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
Martha Stewart brushes
Martha Stewart Foam Pouncer
First thing you will do is mix some Mod Podge sparkle with a little bit of food coloring. Let me tell you that you only need a few drops. You don’t want it to be super dark . We want it to dry translucent.
When you are done mixing start brushing your Mod Podge on. Seriously when I paint glass I always get super excited inside! It’s like WOW! How come I didn’t know about this years ago. (fist pumping)
You might have to put 2 layers. It just depends on how dark your mix was. I always set it in the sun right after I paint the glass. It dries really quick.
Now I will tell you about my good friends RIDICULOUSLY amazing site. I am sure you heard of her…
The Graphics Fairy. Boom. Pow. Wow. That is what you will feel when you get to her site. You might just get glued to the puter for a bit longer than you had planned. I swear. I experience it all of the time, haha.
Once you have the images you want it’s time to “dress” them up! I am using these amazing silk acrylic glazes. Do you remember when I used them in this post? I am using the glazes as a resist which means when I put any other paint on top of the glaze it won’t stick to the glaze. This is a really cool technique because you can create a lot of dimension in your art. I am using Olive Vine for this image. Find the wreath with Bee in it here.
What I did first was take my stencil and put it around my image. Lightly pounce your glaze onto the stencil.
With the next image I used a butterfly stencil inside of my graphics fairy image. I repeated the previous step. For this color I mixed some Olive Vine with Ice. It made such a pretty color!
For the Horse I thought this stencil would be interesting to use. The solar gold is AMAZEBALLS!
Once you finish doing all of your stenciling you will get some acrylic paint and put a light coat on top of your entire image. Don’t worry about the edges being perfect because we will be doing something in a minute with them. After you apply the paint quickly rub with a paper towel. You will notice the glaze will pop through the paint. Sometimes if I find the acrylic paint is too thick I will add a pinch of water to thin it out. I actually suggest doing this!
I love pink and green together…
After you are done with your painting and everything is dry we will start the BURNING. I always love when I get to play with fire. Don’t ya! I light it for a second then quickly blow it out. I like this process because it doesn’t burn to much at one time.
When you are done burning and happy with the size it’s time to MOD PODGE!!!! I wanted to make my bottles “shine” so I used the Mod Podge Sparkle. If you have not used this one yet… Get ready because it’s so pretty you might actually try to taste it…(no, I didn’t do this haha)
When you have all of your images on the bottles and they are dry we will start to decorate them. If you notice in my “ingredients” there are things there that I didn’t actually use. I just wanted to give you some ideas of things you CAN use to decorate with. Sometimes it helps to actually see it then your brain will say.. “ey, I like that”.
This lace actually has a sticky side so you can peel and stick. It’s that easy! I wrapped some baker’s twine around the neck of one to add a cute touch to it.
If you are wondering WHY the bottle to the left is missing it’s butterfly, it’s because when I tried burning the underneath of the paper I was talking to someone and guess what… I burned right through the paper. Do you see that brown spot on the horse picture? This is what happens if you put the flame “under” the image for a FEW seconds. It makes it look a little old (unless you burn it through and through). I just grabbed another image from the Graphics Fairy and placed it on top. This project is also fun because you might realize when you are almost done that you want to add another layer to your bottle. Which is ALWAYS good!
Be careful that you don’t drop any bottles on the ground while transporting them. (yes I broke one)
You might find yourself doing the same craft over again…
Well Jaderbugs, I hope you enjoyed this craft as much as I did! Don’t forget to follow me here (below).jaderbombllc, All rights Reserved. Written For: JADERBOMB
These are fantastic! Shared on FB, twitter, pinterest. Love Love Love!
Love this project, Jade! It’s my first time to your blog – I clicked from Graphics Fairy today. Look forward to seeing more inspiring how-to projects!
I’ve been saving glass bottles for years knowing someday I’d find a way to make them beautiful! Thanks!!
Sara: Hope you have fun with it!
Happy to have found your blog! I do have a question re: these lovely bottles: Does the Mod Podge Sparkle dry smooth to the touch, or is there a bit of “tack”? I ask because I embellished some freebie cigar boxes using MP as a glue/sealer, and it took quite some time for the finish to harden.
I am so glad you found my blog also! There is NO tact to the Mod Podge. Now, the sparkle has slightly a little texture to it but NOT a lot. ALl of the other Mod Podges are REALLY smooth to the touch. I wonder why the Mod Podge you used took time to harden. Did you put a lot on at one time?
Thank you for your reply! I will admit that I was a bit heavy-handed with the Mod Podge when appliqueing the boxes. At the time, it had been many years since I had last used this. I’m talking 1970’s!—lol. I just finished painting a few jars with glass paint and embellishing them, and your friend’s graphics were perfect for the jars. Now, on to the bottles! Many thanks!
That might have been the problem with the outcome! Are you planning on using Mod Podge for an upcoming project? If so, let me know how it comes out! Post a picture on my facebook page!!!!