Saturday, August 5, 2017

Reverse Decoupage Bottle With Decorative Seashells



I found the most adorable glass bottle and wanted to try out something called reverse decoupage using beachy themed napkins and seashells that I had.  It's a great way of customizing a glass bottle for almost any occasion.  With this technique you just decoupage a paper napkin on the back of a bottle, giving off a see-through the glass picture which allows you to use the front and also the back of the bottle to add additional decorative themed items!  It's a wonderful dimensional decorative effect!

To make, you will need:
  • Glass Bottle
  • Alcohol
  • Napkin
  • Water/small bowl
  • Mod Podge
  • Acrylic Primer Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Sponge Brush
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Silicone Adhesive
  • Silicone Pad - (padded work surface to protect the glass)
  • Decorative Shells, small rocks, netting, etc.
Clean the surface of the glass bottle with alcohol and make sure it's dry. 

Lay the opened napkin print side up on your work surface and place the bottle on top, centering. 

Dip the tip of paint brush in water and dab around the edges of bottle wetting napkin until you have completely wet the napkin around the bottle.

Using the tip of your finger, tear out the napkin following the wet portion.

Once you have the round napkin shape,


separate the 2-3 ply white paper from the printed side of the napkin.

With a sponge brush, coat the back-side of the bottle with Mod Podge and lay the printed side of napkin, face down on glass bottle, centering napkin.


  Smooth wrinkles and air bubble on napkin using plastic wrap (I cut up an old ziplock bag for thicker plastic)  Allow to dry.

To enhance the printed napkin and make it less transparent, paint over the napkin with white primer or chalk paint and let dry.

Now it's time to decorate!

Add a layer of silicone glue to bottom of bottle and .  .  .
 sprinkle small rocks or sand over the glue.
Add Mod Podge to the back, and .  .  .
smooth out another cut-out decorative napkin!

Glue on decorative themed items to back and front until satisfied with look.

I love this technique!  It's a fun way to display cherished items!


Thanks for stopping by

and take a little time to enjoy -

Happy Crafting!

39 comments:

  1. This is a fantastic look. The beachy theme is so popular. Perfect for a summer table.
    Easy tutorial Gail for those who love crafting.

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  2. This is sooo cute. I love beaches, shells, etc. and I love this! Thank you for sharing on Happiness is Homemade link party. Shared and pinned.

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  3. Gees how cute! I love how these turned out! These would sell like hotcakes up here since we're surrounded with the Great Lakes and so many others. Beach themed items are always popular here!

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  4. Gail you've got your mojo back! This is such a beautiful project and it would look perfect in my new apartment. They way you have created all that dimension looks like the fish are swimming inside the bottle.

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  5. Gail, this is absolutely adorable! Love your attention to detail with all the beach elements. Pinning

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  6. Oh, my goodness. I love this technique! It's so creative! I must say that I was intrigued by the phrase "reverse decoupage". Now, I see that you mean. I'm going to have to try this. Pinning.
    Carol ("Mimi") from Home with Mimi

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  7. Thanks so much for stopping by and for leaving such kind comments!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  8. Reverse Decoupage is totally new to me, I love what you have done here - lovely. Thanks for sharing at #handmadeMonday

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  9. Gail, this is fabulous any unique! I love the beachscape. What a great tutorial. I'll be featuring this at tomorrow's Snickerdoodle Party. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  10. Gail, This is an awesome idea and so perfect for the bottle you have. It really turned out great!

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  11. An adorable coastal craft, Gail. Love how all these elements really came together to create the piece :)

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  12. It turned out really cute! I love how you added the netting. Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  13. What a pretty and fun project! Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story and we hope you will join us again next week.

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  14. This is so cool! I love the shape of the bottle. And the effect that you get with the picture behind the bottle is awesome.
    :) gwingal

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    thank you
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