Step 1: Supplies
Cork to fit the bottle - I bought mine in the hardware store. They can often be found loose in the bulk section in a variety of sizes.
Clear Spray Paint - matte finish
Beige Acrylic Craft Paint
Foam Paint Brush
Dirt - yes, from the garden
Sharp Craft Knife and/or Tweezers
Step 2: Lettering
Clean the bottle well. Apply the lettering to the center of the side of the bottle you'd like to be the front.
If you'd like any embellishment to appear with the lettering, apply it now. I simply used some zeros and ones to create lines above and below the label.
Tape off the upper part of the bottle where you'd like it to continue to look like brown glass.
Spray at least two layers of clear paint around the lower part of the bottle, where you'd like it to look ceramic. This not only gives a "tooth" for the acrylic paint that is to come but seals around the letter stickers to prevent paint from bleeding under the edges of them.
Step 3: Ceramic and Filth
When the acrylic paint is dry, take it outside to the location of your dirt. Even if you bring the dirt to you, this step should be done outside because it is quite messy.
To create a textured, aged surface, you will be layering clear spray paint and dirt. Starting with the back (because you want to practice before you get to the front), spray a small section of the bottle with the clear paint, toss on some dirt, brush off the excess. Repeat until the whole bottle is covered with uneven filth. Once you are satisfied with the results, seal over the top with a few layers of clear spray paint.