I've used embossing powder on cards but decided I'd try it on glass. If you're not familiar with embossing, you are using a special, clear ink (VersaMark) to stamp your image. Then you sprinkle embossing powder on the image and heat using a heat gun which creates a glossy, raised image.
Glass is a bit tricky because it's smooth and slick so here's what I did.
First use something like a this "Embossing Buddy" and shake it onto the glass. This prevents the embossing powder from sticking where it shouldn't. You can try a fabric softener sheet for this or talcum powder.
Choose a simple, bold, clear stamp -- nothing with lots of details as the details will be 'lost' when stamping on glass. Ink the stamp using a VersaMark pad while the stamp is on an acrylic block. Then carefully remove the stamp from the block. Gently lay the stamp on the glass surface and with as little movement as possible, press it onto the glass.
Sprinkle a generous amount of embossing powder on the area and then shake off. I use a small makeup brush to dust off any areas where the powder stuck where it shouldn't :)
So what do you do if you DO make a mistake like this one above? Simple, take a rag, wipe everything off, then wipe again with rubbing alcohol and stamp it again!
Be careful with the heat gun -- the glass can get very hot so it's best to lay the bottle on a table and heat the embossing powder. Give the bottle a few seconds to cool before picking it up. For these bottles I decided to make six different holiday tags for each bottle. This way you could fill the bottle with beads, buttons, sand, shells, whatever and change the little tag out for the season.
The tags were designs I printed out on cardstock and then 'aged' them with various stamps, distressed the edges and attached to card stock.
The bottles are available in my Etsy Shop along with other vintage bottles I've embossed.
Linking to these parties this week . . .
The DIY Showoff http://diyshowoff.com/
Knick of Time Tuesday http://knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com/
Marvelous Mondays http://www.jamscorner.com/
Uncommonly Yours http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/
Cedar Hill Ranch http://cedarhillranch.blogspot.com/
Savvy Southern Style http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/
Ivy and Elephants http://ivyandelephants.blogspot.com/
From My Front Porch to Yours http://frommyfrontporchtoyours.blogspot.com/
The Brambleberry Cottage http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/
French Country Cottage http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/
The Charm of Home http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/
While He Was Napping http://whilehewasnapping.blogspot.com/
Funky Junk Interiors http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/
Under the Table and Dreaming http://www.bystephanielynn.com/