- Strong Coffee or Tea
- Bottles of Varying Shapes/Sizes
- Decoupage Glue (You can Make your Own)
First- Find some interesting jars and create labels and print them, plain white paper works fine. I recommend a nice gothic style font such as Blackadder or chiller. Let it dry for 5 minutes. Do not skip this step as your ink will run or smudge.
Crinkle it into a ball. (I know, I know, this is SOOO Hard!)
Un-crumple your labels and place in a 9x13 pan with really strong tea or coffee.
Let the page saturate for a few minutes before taking it out. This will "age" your labels and make them look Authentic.
Blot it very gently to remove excess liquid. Allow to dry.
If you'd like your labels to be darker, submerge them again, dry.
Once they are dry, carefully cut out each label with a pair of scissors.
Attach the label with Glue. (The easiest way is to paint the back of the label and then apply it to the jar. Let it dry completely.
Once it is dried, paint a layer of Decoupage Glue over the label. This will give it a shine that will make it look quite authentic, plus it will seal your label and protect it.
Alternatively, prior to cutting out your labels you can spray them with acrylic finishing spray. I prefer the decoupage method personally.
Choose Interesting Names for your Bottles. (See our list here!)
In this bottle, the Contents are Ogre Boogers.
The Fine Print Reads:
"Harvested from Ogres within the swamps of sadness. Use to induce everlasting sorrow."