Since it was already raised and embossed, let's emboss some color on it. I chose a green powder since I don't really do anything with green much. I ran my embossing pad over the design, sprinkled my powder, and got the heat gun.
And it was glorious....but needed something. I know - wax. I just got this Blue Velvet Opal Magic wax from Art Alchemy and thought 'Hmmmm....what if.....?' And away I went. And then I loved it. And then I thought 'I wonder if I can put the wax on the whole bottle - will it come off if I touch it or maybe it never really dries on glass'. And so I started rubbing it on. And I was like 'WOW'!
That wax really set it off. And the whole bottle covered in it was really cool, all pearlescent and shimmery. But I was still careful handling it, not sure if it was actually going to dry. And then I thought 'How about adding some rust?' Yeah - why not!
And my rust pastes were hurting from non-use. They were really dry and hard - but that's why God made water, my friends. So I added some, rubbed my fingers around in it and.....voila!
As I'm rubbing this stuff on, I notice the wax is actually drying - and it started to do something else amazing: it was turning a little hazy, like when you see old dug-up bottles that get that haziness from age or minerals or something - or when your car wax is ready to be buffed. So from my experimentation, I discovered that you can just wax something glass. This particular color wax gave it a hazy look after it dried. I don't know what the other colors I have will do, especially the ones that aren't in the Opal Magic line. But I'm sure I'll be experimenting to find out!
Oh, and can I just say this about those Art Alchemy waxes - is it just me or does anyone else notice that they have a wonderful scent? It really is intoxicating to me - probably not a good thing to mix it with a liquor bottle like I did. 😎
So here's the final product after sitting overnight to be sure it was dry. I think it came out pretty awesome! And might I add - it smells good, too!