Tuesday 16 June 2020

Antique enamelled bottle and media tile

Framed media tile.
Hold on tight to your dreams.

Process steps

Take a greyboard die-cut bottle and paint a coat of raw umber over the whole surface and dry.
Next paint it with tinting base but leave the edges almost dry brushed so that the brown paint underneath shows through in some places. Dry.
Poke two small holes through which you can thread the wire to tie the test tube to it.
Press the whole bottle into an embossing ink pad and cover with clear embossing powder, heat and leave to cool then give it a second coat. Sand the edges and rub brown distress ik round them.

Take the test tube apply some clear crackle glaze and leave to dry.

Paint a coat of tinting base over the media board tile and when it's dry using a palette knife used horizontal to the surface, scrape a very light coat of gesso over to create some random texture.

Alter the wildflowers and stems with some paint and archival inks. I tend to rub some paint light over the surface and when dry dip them in more watery paints and finish by rubbing archival inks around the flower parts.

Mix watery wash of pink, spread a little over your craft mat and dip the tile base  in and dry. Repeat several times mixing different shades of the pink. (I used pyrrole red, titan buff and titanium white). Splatter a little burnt umber.
Sand the edges and rub some brown distress ink and seal with a coat of soft touch varnish 

The test tube should now be ready for a couple of coats of both raw umber and white antiquing creams rubbing them with a dry cloth between each layer. Then secure it to the die-cut bottle with some rusty wire.

Assemble the parts and add to a frame.

DecoArt Products
Media Fluid Acrylics - Raw Umber, Pyrrole Red, Titan Buff and Titanium White
Mediums - Tinting Base, Clear Crackle Glaze, White Gesso, Soft Touch Varnish

A new take on my antique enamelled number plates using my DecoArt paints. This is an update to my original post which can be found here from the 19th September 2015. It inspired the layers for the die-cut bottle.