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Halloween Antiqued Apothecary Jars

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Halloween Antiqued Apothecary Jars
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Halloween Antiqued Apothecary Jars

designed by Alexandra Hawkins

Transform ordinary glass bottles with DecoArt Media® Antiquing Cream for the perfect spooky, weathered look.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Decou-Page™

  • Matte Decou-Page (DS106)

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Eggplant (DA532)
  • Lavender Fields (DA530)
  • Raspberry (DA573)

DecoArt Media® Antiquing Cream

  • Carbon Black (DMM150)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • scissors
  • computer paper
  • paintbrushes
  • clean rag
  • glass bottles (5: various sizes)
  • computer (with printer and scanner)

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Mix (2) parts Raspberry with (1) part Eggplant for a darker berry shade; paint three of the five bottles in this color. Mix (3) parts Lavender Fields with (1) part Raspberry for a lighter purple shade and paint the remaining bottles in this color.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Paint all of the bottles in Carbon Black Antiquing Cream.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Using a clean, slightly dampened rag, drag down the surface of the bottle, removing the Antiquing Cream in spots to create a weathered look.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Repeat STEP 3 for all of the bottles.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Print off the pattern provided, sized to each bottle. Use the lettering provided by cutting it out, scanning it down to size, taping it to the blank label, scanning that together and printing it to size. Cut each out. Decoupage the label to the bottle by painting the area of the bottle and the back of the label with Matte Decou-Page, placing the label, and then painting a layer of Decou-Page over it to seal.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Mix Carbon Black Antiquing Cream with (1) part of water and use this to distress the labels: Paint the thinned Antiquing Cream onto the label and immediately wipe away with a rag. Keep layering this process until the desired look is achieved.
    Step 5 Example