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, Inc. created a bewitching DIY with her Witch Potion Bottles project. You will definitely be saying “My little pretties!” with these…
- Glass Bottles of different sizes from any craft or thrift store
- Texture Effects
- Coffee Bean Glazing Cream Color
- Platinum Metallic Paint
- Emperor’s Silk Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan
- Cake Decorator Bag and Tip
- 2″ Chip Brush and Small Artist Brushes
- Small Spray Bottle with Water
Brush on an appropriate acrylic bonding primer for the glass vials and let dry. 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 and follow the penciled copy to write the raised potion names. Let dry overnight.
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 potion bottles this would make the most sense on. Let dry completely.
Dip a small artist brush into the Platinum Metallic Paint and lightly brush over the raised letters. Let dry. You are ready to style your Halloween mantle!
BONUS! METAL EFFECTS BLUE PATINA STAND
Create the Blue Patina Stand for your Witch Potion Bottles, too!
SUPPLIES AND INSTRUCTIONS
- Cake Stand
- Metal Effects Blue Patina Kit
- 2″ Brush or Roller and Tray
- Newspaper or Dropcloth
Apply two layers of Metal Effects Primer to the cake stand using a brush or roller. Let the second layer dry for at least 12 hours.
Apply the first coat of the Bronze Reactive Metallic Paint and let it dry for half an hour.
Within 5 minutes of applying the second coat and while it is still wet, spray the entire surface with the Blue Patina Aging Solution, being careful that it doesn’t pool. Please protect any surrounding areas with newspaper, craft paper or dropcloths prior to the spraying.
Let the patina dry overnight to reveal its beautiful colors. Please not that this cake stand is for decorative purposes only as it is not food safe.
The Witch Potion Bottles and Blue Patina Stand Halloween DIYs are by Orlando, FL-based decorative painter Mary Childs. Her Focal Points, Inc. studio creates professional decorative finishes and antique mirrors for clients throughout the US.