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Halloween DIY: Witch Potion Bottles + Blue Patina Stand

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In the dead of night, the witch cauldrons boil – and they’ll need all the right poisons for their hocus pocus fun! Mary Childs of Focal Points created a bewitching DIY with her Witch Potion Bottles project. You will definitely be saying “My little pretties!” with these…
Time: 3 Hours Cost: $50 Difficulty: Easy
Supplies Glass Bottles of different sizes from any craft or thrift storeTexture EffectsCoffee Bean Glazing Cream ColorPlatinum Metallic PaintEmperor’s Silk Chalk Paint® by Annie SloanCake Decorator Bag and Tip2″ Chip Brush and Small Artist BrushesSmall Spray Bottle with Water
Brush on an appropriate acrylic bonding primer for the glass vials and let dry. You can use a good bonding primer such as Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 for this step. One tip trick is to paint the bottoms, let dry, and then tackle the tops.
Using the 2″ chip brush, pounce and dab the Texture Effects on the surface to create your desired texture. Let dry overnight.
Using a pencil, write the potion names on the bottles. This will help guide you as you write out the names with the cake decorating bag. Use the cake decorating bag filled with Texture Effects and follow the penciled copy to write the raised potion names. Allow to dry overnight.
Next, you can mix 1 part Coffee Bean Glazing Cream Color to 3 Parts Water and brush onto random areas of the surface. Spray the surface with water and let it drip and run, leaving some areas darker and lighter. You can manipulate the depth of color with the brush and the water – have fun with this! When you like your colorwash finish on the bottles, let dry to touch and continue with the next step.
Use another small brush to drip the Emperor’s Red Chalk Paint® onto a few areas of your chosen bottles to simulate blood. It’s helpful to use the labeled potion bottle this would make the most sense on. Allow to dry completely.
Dip a small artist brush into the Platinum Metallic Paint and lightly brush over the raised letters. Let dry. You are now ready to style your Halloween mantle!
We hope you liked this bewitching Halloween project! Be sure to click the link below for more on this project - including a bonus DIY tutorial on creating the Blue Patina stand shown above.

Materials I used for this project:

  • Texture Effects   (shop.modernmasters.com)
  • Platinum Metallic Paint   (shop.modernmasters.com)
  • Coffee Bean Glazing Cream Color   (shop.modernmasters.com)
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To see more: http://modernmasterscafe.com/2016/10/14/halloween-diy-witchy-potion-poison-bottles/

  • Merri Peplinski
    Merri Peplinski Traverse City, MI
    on Oct 27, 2017

    So cool!!!!!

  • Julianna Smith
    Julianna Smith Homestead, PA
    on Oct 27, 2017

    Great!!

  • Geeswonderland
    Geeswonderland Washington, PA
    on Oct 27, 2017

    Know they're for Halloween but I love the look without the words too!! Great tutorial!!

  • Elaine
    Elaine Canada
    on Oct 27, 2017

    Absolutely perfect! I love your imagination, creativity and your talent! Actually, they are much too nice to only display at Halloween. I’m thinking you could buy miniature glass bottles (dollar store), do something similar on them (in various colors, perhaps), wrap wire around the necks (leaving a small loop) and sell them as pendants for necklaces.

  • Robin Che
    Robin Che
    on Oct 27, 2017

    ❤️ This

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