Wednesday, 28 March 2012

DIY Project- Decorative Painted Vases Part 1

Supplies: Different sized vases from Dollarama or any other place you can find them, dishwasher safe PermEnamel paint in whatever color you prefer, PermEnamel Surface Conditioner from Michaels, paper towels, paint brush and a mixing bowl.

1. Clean the vases with hot, soapy water.
2. When they are completely dry, pour some surface conditioner in and cover the inside of the vase. Pour out the excess and let the vase dry. (This step is very important.. I didn't do it the first time, and it turned out horribly. It took more then 2 days for the paint to dry... try and error I suppose.)
3. Pour the colour of paint you want inside the vase.
4. Paint the inside of the glass using the paint brush to cover the inside surface.
5. Once the vase is painted, lay it on a paper towel to let the thick paint drip off. A lot of paint comes off, so the longer you keep it there the thinner the coat will be.
6. Turn the vase back over and touch up the drips inside. Every fifteen minutes you can even out the thickness on the bottom of the vase as the paint will start to collect.
7. Let these dry over night and in the morning you should have a wonderful colourful vase.

(I'll add an after photo afterwards the one above is "in process")

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