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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

antique glass tutorial

I was asked to do a few tutorials again, so here is the first one for 2016!
A friend of mine sent me tiny glass viles, and I antiqued them Tim Holtz style.

After posting them on Facebook, I was asked quite a few times how I did it, so below the step by step tutorial. I used a bigger jar as the viles were all done already.

This is a clean plain glass jar.

I covered the jar with a matte medium. I used Claudine Helmuth Studio by Ranger, but a matte mod podge or something similar will do also. Let that dry really well.

After the jar had completely dried, I covered it with a medium layer of Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint. Again, this needs to dry completely.

The next step is selecting a colour to stain the glass with. In this case I wanted the glass to have a vintage blue look so I went for the aqua alcohol ink.

This is what the glass looks like after I applied the alcohol ink with my ink blending tool and felt.

This is the befor picture of the tiny glass viles I was given.....

And this is what the viles look like now...

I hope this tutorial was helpful and you will give this a try, it is so much fun and looks amazing. time, take care.



  1. Great tutorial I must give this a go :) xx

    1. Thanks dear Shell, I look forward to seeing what you make!!

  2. They look amazing! This project needs to go on my to do list :)

    1. It is so much fun to do! You will like it, and you will have some awesome vintage glassware :-)