"I used flaxseed oil on my bottles because it is a "drying oil" which would give a hard finish while still being food safe. It gave a yellowish sheen that was exactly what I had been looking for. Since organic flaxseed oil is what I'm already using to season pans, I thought it was ideal. My first experiment was with canola oil which gave the right sheen but was sticky. So do yourself a favor and use a drying oil. If you are simply aging bottles for display, you can use linseed oil instead."
Friday, September 28, 2012
Oil Aging Bottles
"SheCreatesStuff" has an interesting tutorial on using oil to age and discolor glass bottles. Her inspiration? Seasoning cast iron cookware. What makes this technique different from using a matte spray or tint is that the result is food-safe. That means grungy potion bottles you can actually drink from.