Who doesn't love antique showpieces? But purchasing these can make a huge hole in your pocket. I am going to show you how to alter an old bottle into an antique beauty using mixed media techniques.
How To Do it Yourself
To make this take an old glass bottle, some tissue paper and mod podge. Wrinkle the tissue paper and unfold it. Start covering the bottle with mod podge using simple brush or sponge brush and stick the wrinkle tissue paper as you go.
More wrinkles will ensure more texture and texture is what mixed media is all about. For more texture I have added layers of tissue paper. Don't worry if the papers tears while applying mod podge. Just add a patch of paper there and it will become unnoticeable. When covered the whole bottle with paper, give it a final coat of mod podge.
For more texture add some cheesecloth and leave it to dry.
Add some corrugated sheets with fevicryl glue. Give the whole thing a cover of black acrylic paint and let it dry.
To add more texture you can use cotton laces. To make the front panel add a circular corrugated sheet and apply texture paste mixed with beads on the edges. To give it a more antique look add flat based pearls/thermocol balls randomly with glue.I decided to add a central shiny embellishment. To make this one, I took an old bottle cap and covered it with black gesso and metallic paints. Then added some silver sparkle in the central part using glue and allowed it to dry. On the sparkle added green glass stone to bring out some contrast.
Cover everything with black acrylic paint.
Now it's time to have some fun with metallic paints. On this project I have used golden and copper metallic paints. To apply the paint, use dry brushing technique.Add the stone embellishment to your central corrugated sheet and apply two coats of varnish to the whole bottle. Your Antique altered bottle is ready.
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