~Chalky Finish Paint for Glass~
Have you noticed my latest love for mixing metallics? I’m not sure where it came from…but it’s there. Using a mix of metals creates a dazzling and elegant look. I’ve mixed them in several places…in my office…on my sunburst mirror…on my coffee table and yesterday I got to try the look out with some new paint.
I used DecoArt‘s Americana Chalky Finish Acrylic Paint FOR GLASS. Yes…for glass! It’s perfect for those small craft projects.
The first thing I needed to do was create my circle stencils. I couldn’t find my frog tape and I didn’t have an actual circle stencil, so I did what I always do in one of these situations…I made do with what I had on hand…which happened to be some left over vinyl. Using my circle punch, I made several vinyl stencils. I placed them randomly on the vase, which is actually a candle holder. But I’m using it as a vase.
I didn’t measure or plan the placement because I wanted it to have a random look.
Stenciling the polka dots was quick and easy. I used a couple of dabbers, one for each color. The key to stenciling, especially with small areas, is to not overload your brush with paint. You also want to dab the paint instead of actually brushing or swiping.
I removed the vinyl before the paint dried completely. The paint seeped a little…but that’s really easy to fix with a toothpick. You can lightly scratch away any area where the paint seeped under the stencil. You can also touch up any areas where you need to fill in the paint by using a small craft brush. Which, I actually need to go back and do…once I filled the vase, got it in the light and took my pictures, I realized some the paint needs to be a little thicker. But that’s an easy touch-up.
I went outside and cut some clippings from my Hydrangea to fill the vase. I love the vibrant greens.
You could always go back and add more polka dots if you want to fill in more space. Personally I like fewer polka dots. It’s not overwhelming and it gives the perfect amount of silver and gold.
This was such a quick and easy craft. I think start to finish was about 30 minutes. The acrylic paint dries fast and has great pigmentation. I love my new Metallic Polka Dot Vase…or candleholder:)
Do you like to mix metals? Which do you prefer…silver or gold?
*I did receive samples of the paint from DecoArt, but all opinions are 100% mine.
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