Hi everyone! It’s Erin from Erin Rochon Design! Neutral tones and organic elements in design are always on trend. I was so inspired by the warm tones and texture of old world vases and wanted to replicate the look. Did you know that a simple glass vase can be transformed into a well worn aged patina with Dixie Belle Paint? Here is how you can do it.
- White Lightning
- Slick Stick
- Sea Spray
- Dixie Belle Paint in Drop Cloth, Putty, Pine Cone, Sawmill Gravy, Spanish Moss and Coffee Bean
- Wax Paper or a Paper Plate
- 3 or 4 Paint Brushes
- Best Dang Brush
- Best Dang Wax in Clear
- Continuous Spray Mister
First, clean your vase to remove any dirt or residue with White Lightning. Wipe down with clean water and let it dry.
Next, apply a thin coat of Slick Stick on the whole vase. After 2 hours apply another coat and let it dry overnight.
Pour some Drop Cloth onto your wax paper or a paper plate. Add approximately ½ a scoop of Sea Spray and mix well. Mix thoroughly until the mixture has a brownie batter consistency.
Use your brush to apply the paint mixture over the whole vase. Apply the paint in a crosshatch pattern, up and down, side to side to get more texture. I layered on more paint around the bottom and top of the vase for more texture. Let your paint dry overnight.
Use your wax paper as a paint palette and pour all of your colours onto the paper. Using your Best Dang Brush, gently dab it into Pine Cone and wipe off excess. Apply the paint in small circular motions around the top rim of the vase. I wanted to have more patina around the top and the bottom of the vase and layered more heavily on those areas. I then gradually faded the colour towards the middle of the vase. To keep my vase looking authentic, I occasionally use pictures of old vases as my inspiration.
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