Step-by-step tutorials on How to Distress and Age New Glass using three different methods -- paint, glue and sandpaper!! Use these methods to make Potion Bottles, Apothecary Jars, or age bottles for decorating!
The amount of water to paint ratio is what will change the look. When making a set, don't be afraid to start with a thicker paint amount and then water it down more and more as you do more bottles. You don't need a lot of paint -- start with adding a dime's worth of paint and then diluting the paint down with water. The more water you add, the more subtle the antiquing will look.
HOW TO DISTRESS GLASS WITH MOD PODGE
Mix a little bit of dirt with equal amounts of Mod Podge Matte Finish and water. Remember this is to preference, so if you want a little more dirt, don't hesitate to add it. But, just make sure that it is fully covered in the Mod Podge/Water mixtures so it adheres to the bottle as it should.Painted the dirt on and let it dry. To get a more detailed look, you can also paint the inside of the bottle.When the glue dries it leaves the dirt on the jar and leaves a slightly milky color on the glass.
HOW TO DISTRESS GLASS WITH SANDPAPER
Just take rough sandpaper and sand all over the bottle! The more your sand, the more distressed the bottle will look.I like to buy a Variety pack of Sandpaper and even switch up the different sandpaper grits I'm using!
Have fun and don't be afraid to experiment with different ratios and techniques! You never know what you'll be able to create!
Tips on sanding glass:
Make sure you sand all different directions! That way it looks random.
It starts off hard to make a scratch in the glass and you won't feel like you are making a lot of progress. But the more you sand the bigger the difference that you'll start to see.