Having a slew of vases, jars and chipped & mis-matched goblets stashed around the house has its benefits. Well sometimes… I either transform them into something lovely (hopefully) or they collect dust. Not a fan of the latter, I decided to paint some of my vases and chipped goblets to transform them into these painted vases.
The process is easy and here’s what you’ll need:
- Liquitex Glossies High Gloss Acrylic Enamel (buy here)
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Foam Brush
- Cotton Balls
Here’s how ya do it:
1. Collect/hoard glass jars, vases, and goblets.
2. Thoroughly clean glass with soap and water then using the cotton balls, swab the inside of the vessel with alcohol. The alcohol will remove any last bits of oil or grime and preps the glass to accept the enamel.
3. Mix the paint. I used three parts white to one part aqua to get that delicious ‘Tiffany Blue’ color.
4. When the glass is dry, start painting the insides of the vessel using a foam brush. If the opening of the vessel is too small for the brush, you can pour a small amount of paint inside and swish it around. For my long-necked vases, I did exactly that. I then turned them upside down to make sure the paint was thoroughly distributed inside the vase.
5. Let the paint dry for at least 24 hours. Finally, heat set the glass by placing in a cool oven and bake for 45 minutes at 325 degrees. Remove the glass after the oven has cooled and your done!
Just lovely! Happy crafting and enjoy your weekend!