I had a couple bottles of cream soda left from Christmas and I wanted to make some old weathered bottles. I cleaned the bottles out and then grabbed a box (full of packing peanuts) shoved a couple of pencils into the box. This was my contraption to keep my bottles from falling over while the paint dried.
I had mixed together some of my DecoArt paint with the DecoArt Decoupage in gloss. I don’t know if you have tried it but in my opinion it is so much better than the other decoupage out there. Anyway I mixed that together and painted it onto the bottles with one of my Purdy paintbrushes. The decoupage sealed it.
I love that picture–I just love the color combination of the teal paint and the copper on the paintbrush.
One bottle was painted with Desert Turquoise and a Bahama Blue mix and the other was painted with Pink Chiffon.
Once the paint was dry –it did not take long, I went over the paint with the DecoArt TEXTURE CRACKLE. It comes in several colors. I used the last one–just white. As it dries it crackles. Depending on how thick or thin you apply it will determine whether you get thicker crackle or smaller crackle. I love it all.
I went outside and cut a few flowers and put them in the bottles.
Next time I think I will leave some of the paint exposed.
I like this method because the outside of the bottle is painted so you can still fill it with water and add in some flowers.
I love how the crackle covers up most of the lettering on the bottle but you can still see a little of it.