Again, I am not a professional at this so a lot of time I improvised based on the materials I have at home. You'll notice my materials in a bit :)
- Acrylic paint (glossy preferred) - any color, I chose white. This was a can of leftover paint when we were doing the flooring. If you have left over paint from renovation, you can use that too.
- Cosmetic Sponges or brushes or regular sponge will do
- Masking Tape (Recommend using higher quality tape so the paint won't seep through)
- Most importantly a glass vase (Purchase from Michael's for $4.99)
Step 1 - The taping
Take your masking tape and go wild with it. Tape in any direction you see fits. I didn't really have a plan in mind for mine but if you have a pattern you like, you can use it too! The key here is to make sure that all the edges are super tight onto the vase this is to avoid the paint from seeping through. You can also use a credit card or a ruler to smooth out the edges.
Step 2. Painting
Take your favorite color and paint away. I had to use around 3-4 coats to get an even spread. I found that using a paint brush was extremely difficult unless you have a high quality paint brush, you'll be getting a lot of streaks. I ended up using some old makeup sponge (you can see that my sponges are slightly yellow tinted by now)! The key is to be patient! Let the paint dry first before you layer your remaining coats because otherwise, the paint will get all clumpy when you try to paint another layer on top. Similar to painting your nails :)
Step 3. Peal and Accent
After your vase is dried up, you can start peeling and reveal your work of art! You'll notice that you might get a bit of the edges seeping under the masking tape. To remove this, simply take a q-tip and absorb it with nail polish remover and run it along those overflowing edges. That will do the trick!
I added a little bit of a gold accent with my gold sharpie to give it a little more color. This is optional.
There you have it a simple abstract vase that costs only $5.00 to make.
You can put flowers, or decorative branches or even candles in it too.
I think I'll go with decorative branches for mine.
Until next time! I'll be redoing my dresser and also my old mirror as well. Hopefully it'll look fresh and chic and made in the 2013 and not from the 1990s!