Sunday, September 19, 2010


One of the projects that I am completing this year is a "witchy" buffet. It's an interior decoration that's 1/2 halloween and 1/2 Harry Potter. I have completed some spooky books following Dave Lowe's tutorial. They look amazing!

In addition to the books and some other "occult" baubles I wanted to have bottles filled with magical potions and other creepy liquids. I have created some of the bottles, but I want to add a little extra; I want to "plus" them. So, I began to think. What is an atmospheric add that would make bottles appear old and mysterious. The answer was dust. I want to make the bottles dusty.

I could leave them out and wait for the dust to accumulate, but my wife would have a problem with that. Also, I have allergies and I would have a problem with that. I set about looking for something that would look dusty. I tried this first.

I have a can of grey latex spray paint. I took a bottle and the paint and lightly dusted the surface. This is what I came up with.

It looks dusty, but I am not sure that it looks real. Here is the original bottle.

As you can tell the dusty bottle looks more convincing than the un-dusty bottle. I am hesitant to start spraying all the bottles that I have already made. I am going to have to think about this one for a little while.