Metallic Polka Dot Vase

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~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.

Metallic Chalky Finish Paint Polka Dot Vase

Metallic Polka Dot Vase

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.

Metallic Polka Dotted 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.

Metallic Polka Dotted Vase

metallic polka dot vase

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.

metallic polka dot vase

I went outside and cut some clippings from my Hydrangea to fill the vase. I love the vibrant greens.

Metallic polka dot vase

Metallic Polka Dot Vase

Metallic Polka Dot Vase

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.

Metallic polka Dot vase

metallic polka dot vase

Metallic polka dot vase

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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  1. Sheryll & Critters. says

    I love these. And Dollar Tree has these candle holders all the time for just one dollar. Now where did you find that great paint? I usually just just the 57 cent ones from Walmart, but don’t remember these colors or metallic. I will look for them next time.

    • says

      The paint is from DecoArt, which is sold at Michael’s and JoAnn Fabric and Crafts. I think you can order their products online too.

  2. Sheryll & Critters. says

    Thank you Leslie. I am going to look online at JoAnns first. I have ordered batting for my bed comforter/quilt from there. I think I am the only one that does not like to shop in stores. I guess because my back usually is killing me from those hard concrete floors before I find anything I want. So, may have to actually go shopping sometime soon. lol

  3. says

    Gorgeous Leslie!! You know I love metallics so I’m totally crushing on your metallic polka dots! This would be perfect for the holidays too! Thanks for sharing at Monday Funday link Party – pinned!

  4. says

    I love this! So pretty and simple. Thanks for linking up to The Creative Exchange! I am featuring your project this week.
    xo, Laura

  5. says

    Very pretty! This is something I have done but only used the gold. I think I have silver metallic too so must look for it. The flowers are beautiful in it!



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