Bathtub Gin

Author: Vintagified / Labels: ,


I like the look of the blue bottle, but its so obvious that its a Bombay Sapphire bottle.
But the idea to change it a bit and make it a little less gin-recycled came to mind.

I decided to try the glass etching paste from the craft store.

The bottle has two sides with slightly raised ingredients pictures on it, so the challenge is to at least cover those while making a nice design.












Here is the side with the pictures on it, masked with blue painters tape.

The parts you leave exposed are what gets etched.









On the other two sides, I did additional stripes for some variety.











Here is the bottle with the Armour Etch stuff painted on the exposed areas.  Discovered you need to leave it on -way- longer then they state.

I even had to reapply and leave it longer. 












Voila!  Its not anywhere near as frosty as I wanted it. I suspect they don't let mere mortals buy the stronger chemicals. 

Either that or Bombay Sapphire bottles are just great quality glass.

 But they do seem to have come out with a pressurized sandblasting kit, which intrigues me a lot.

I think I will use the bottle formerly known as gin  in the bathroom for bubble bath on the windowsill.

3 comments:

Alex Draven said...

very swish looking result!

Vintagified said...

It's not quite what I was expecting, but am applying more coats of the make it frosty stuff..to get it more even.

But still fairly happy.

katie said...

I didn't realize you were this crafty!! How amazing- it looks great. Nice step by steps.