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Metallic Trimmed Apothecary Bottles with Martha Stewart Decoupage

By: Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis was destined to be an artist…at least that was what she was told from Kindergarten on. Born outside of Cleveland, Ohio, she was blessed to have been given an incredible art education all through her school years and from her creative and talented parents. Growing up in a world where every day brought some new creative adventure, it was no surprise that she went on to graduate from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a B.F.A. in graphic design. Her professional life included working in many fields from industrial advertising to American Greetings. Most gratifying was working as a designer for the largest craft company, Plaid Enterprises in Georgia where she now resides.She paints and creates felt soft sculptures inspired by said paintings and now sells them through her shop STELLALOLA on Etsy. She is inspired by many things around her…most importantly, a wonderful family, an insanely happy German Shepherd and one stoic Alaskan Malamut.
Dress up your floral display using an assortment of apothecary bottles using Martha Stewart Crafts Metallic Trims.
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Supplies

Martha Stewart Crafts ® Decoupage Multi-Surface Finish - Durable Gloss, 8oz
Item #33276
Martha Stewart Crafts® Durable Decoupage Gloss Finish can be used on any surface such as glass, fabric, paper, metal and wood to create a lustrous finish. It dries hard, with no tack. For indoor and outdoor use. Top-rack dishwasher safe, water base and non-toxic.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® Decoupage Metallic Trims - Gold/Rose
Item #33314
Martha Stewart Crafts® Decoupage Metallic Trim, when paired with a Martha Stewart Crafts® Decoupage finish, is an easy way to embellish beautiful and functional decoupage projects on glass, wood, fabric and other surfaces. Hand washing is suggested. Package Contains: 8 designs, 1 yard each.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® Decoupage Metallic Trims - Silver/Brushed Pewter
Item #33315
Martha Stewart Crafts® Decoupage Metallic Trim, when paired with a Martha Stewart Crafts® Decoupage finish, is an easy way to embellish beautiful and functional decoupage projects on glass, wood, fabric and other surfaces. Hand washing is suggested. Package Contains: 8 designs, 1 yard each.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® Decoupage Brayer
Item #33333
Martha Stewart Crafts® Decoupage Brayer is used to smooth paper, fabric and other items onto large surface areas, providing the right amount of pressure to eliminate air bubbles and with no mess. Craft comfortably with a soft grip handle, a 3in washable rubber roller, and a built-in footed stand that helps keep your work surface clean.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® Decoupage Brush Set
Item #33335
The Martha Stewart Crafts® Decoupage Brushes come in a variety of sizes to work with projects of any scale. Ergonomically designed with soft-grip handles allow for easy and comfortable handling. Use with Martha Stewart Crafts® Decoupage Finishes. Package contains one 3/4in round brush, one 3/4in flat brush, and one 1-1/2in utility brush, 3 total.


Other Supplies
Scissors or Craft knife
Paper towels
Rubbing alcohol
Assorted glass apothecary bottles

Instructions

  1. Thoroughly wash glass bottles in warm soapy water, rinse well and towel dry. Moisten paper towel with rubbing alcohol and wipe each glass to remove excess dirt, grease or remaining soap residue.
  2. Prepare metallic trims by measuring lengths and cut using scissors or a craft knife.
  3. Using a soft bristle decoupage brush, apply one even, smooth coat of Gloss Decoupage Finish to the surface.
  4. Apply a second smooth, even application of decoupage finish to the backside of the metallic trim.
  5. Apply the metallic trim to the surface positioning finish to finish. Press metallic trim onto the surface, smoothing from the center towards the edges. This will remove trapped air pockets and excess decoupage finish. Wipe away excess finish with damp paper towel.
  6. Continue adding metallic trim to the surface until the entire decoupage design is achieved.
  7. Once in place and smooth, allow to dry 2 hours.
  8. When completely dry, brush a smooth application of decoupage finish over the entire surface being sure to seal all edges of the metallic trim. NOTE: And alternate idea . .. You may wish to only apply decoupage finish over the trims and above ¼”. This will leave the upper portion of the glass bottle free of decoupage finish. If choosing to decoupage using this technique, be sure to seal all edges of the metallic trim. Allow to dry 2 hours.
  9. Brush a second coat of decoupage finish over the surface and allow to dry 2 hours. NOTE: If decoupage item will serve a purpose other than decorative only, a third top application of decoupage finish may be required. .
  10. Project surface should be cured prior to using. Air dry project for 21 days to cure.
Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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