Handmade painted vases are easy to make and can made in a variety of colors to match any décor. The simple photo tutorial below (scroll down to the bottom of this page) will walk you through the step-by-step instructions on how to create these unique vases.
The materials you will need in order to make these unique vases are:
Work area, paper towels, plastic or canvas tarp to prevent spills.
Clean and dry your vases thoroughly to prevent any dust or other materials from getting on the paint. Once they are dry be sure that all stickers are removed from the vase.
Prepare your work area for painting to prevent spills use a plastic table cloth or canvas cloth that can get paint on it. Set out the vases, paint, plastic applicators, and sponges or paint brushes.
Decide if you want to do a one color vase or use two colors on your vase before adding any paint colors. If you prefer to start out with an experimental vase before proceeding be sure to use a vase you don’t care about making mistakes on.
To paint a two color vase add the first color to the bottom using a plastic applicator or use a funnel and work the paint around in the vase around to make sure that the paint covers the entire inside bottom of the paint. Add the second color using a sponge paint brush or regular paint brush around the top half of the vase. The colors may run together when using two colors so it could the vase will be a surprise when it dries.
Tip for painting with acrylic paints – if the paint is not runny enough to move around inside the vase mix a little bit of water inside the vase with the paint but not too much just enough for the paint to move around.
Painting a one color vase is much easier, choose a color and add it to the bottom of the vase using an applicator or just pouring the paint in the vase. Next, swirl the paint around inside the vase until your vase is completely covered. Make sure there are not missing spots on the vase. Touch up the top with a brush or paint sponge.
Finishing up – turn your vase upside down on a safe area such as a bucket or a vinyl or cloth to remove the extra paint (make sure it doesn’t leak through to your workspace) this will allow your vase to dry properly. If you have created a two color vase the colors may run together as you allow them to dry so make sure to check on them as they dry out to prevent runs. Wipe any excess paint off the outside of your vase.
You can do this to as many vases as you like in a variety of colors.
Clean up your work area and display your new creations or give them as gifts for Mother’s Day, holidays, birthdays and more! Be sure to scroll down for the photo tutorial below……
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