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Oil Slick Bottles with Iridescence

Primers, Sealers, and Finishes

Oil Slick Bottles with Iridescence
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Oil Slick Bottles with Iridescence

designed by Alexandra Hawkins

DuraClear® Iridescent Varnish transforms these bottles with an oil slick look, varnishing them for long use, even outdoors.

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Americana® Acrylics

  • Payne's Grey (DA167)

Primers, Sealers, and Finishes

  • DuraClear® Iridescent Blue Varnish (DS141)
  • DuraClear® Iridescent Turquoise Varnish (DS140)
  • DuraClear® Iridescent Violet Varnish (DS142)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • clear glass bottle (3: varying size and style)
  • paintbrushes


  1. Paint each bottle in Payne's Grey, alternating the area left unpainted at the neck of the bottle between the three.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Paint jagged stripes of each DuraClear Inridescent Varnish color (Violet, Turquoise, and Blue) over the bottles, varying the width and alternating colors. (See photo.)
    Step 1 Example