I love collecting glass jars/bottles and giving them a hint of color.
I use them to hold buttons, beads, pearls and anything else I can fit into them ... makes my craft room more personalized.
I also like to alter them and give them as a beautiful one-of-a-kind gift.
I'll share with you how I achieve these colored glass bottles.
Please note that this technique is for dry use only, adding water to these bottles will strip the colors away.
You can make them as dark as you like, it just depend on the amount of ink you add in.
I like mine to be soft, light and airy ... just a blush of color.
Here's the Before and After photos ...
- Glass Jar/Bottle
- Distress Ink Reinker
- Liquitex Glazing Medium
Step 1 -Mix
- Add a good amount of glazing medium to coat the inside of the bottle.
- Add in two drops of your desire Distress Ink Reinker color.
- Slowly mix together by gently swirling the mixture around to avoid bubbles.
- You can adjust the color by adding more ink or glazing medium. The color will dry much lighter then the mixture.
- You should get a thick mixture with no bubble in it.
Step 2 - Rotate
- Carefully rotate the bottle so that the mixture will coat the inside of the bottle.
- Tilt and rotate the mixture until the entire bottle is cover.
Step 3 - Drip
- Let all the excess solution drip out making sure the mouth of the bottle is completely coated with the mixture.
- Leave the bottle upside down to dry for 12 hours.
- After 12 hours, turn the bottle right side up and let dry for another 12 hours.
Step 4 - Finish
- This is how it look when the mixture is still wet, it will dry to a much lighter color.
Wasn't that so easy? The hardest part is waiting for it to dry!
I hope you find this tutorial fun and useful.
I'm working on a project with these beautiful bottles, I'll be back to share them later in the week.
Thanks for visiting, enjoy your day.