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aging glass?

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Hi! ok so browsing through here, i'm definitely going to need a bigger kitchen and bathroom for all of the potion bottles you guys have inspired me to make :D
i was wondering if you guys could help me brainstorm how to age new glass? i have lots and lots of bottles i've found at yard sales this summer, but most of them have shiny new glass and it's really not the look i'm going for. I love "sick" glass- glass that's so old it's mottled white and dull. i have tried flat white paint, diluted flat white paint, but it just doesn't look right. I'm going to try the glass etching stuff next with a sea sponge, i'll be sure to report back on how that works. any other ideas? they don't all have to be white...grungy, dirty looking glass would work too. any thoughts?
Thanks!
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I vote for #3 also. I also like the darker beaker. It looks like it's been in a fire.

Using some glass frost solution inside the glass may give a nice effect and then use some of the techniques you've already done.

To seal the paint, maybe a spray of satin shelac? I'm not sure, so try it on one of the glasses you don't like as well first.
 
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