Hey everyone! It’s Erin from Erin Rochon Design! Do you love the cool muted tones of Seaglass? Seaglass décor replicates the look of worn glass found on the beach. It can be expensive to purchase at décor stores but you can easily imitate the look using Dixie Belle Paint. Here is how you can easily complete this gorgeous effect.
- White Lightning Cleaner
- Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint in blues or greens like Peacock, Mermaid Tail, Mint Julep or Sea Glass
- Cotton Chalk Mineral Paint
- Shop Rags
- Wax Paper
- Jute Rope
- Epsom Salts (optional)
- Modge Podge (optional)
Choose glassware that has a slightly rounded shape. Your local thrift store is a great source to find vases if you don’t have any on hand. Give it a good clean with White Lightening to remove any dirt.
Using wax paper as your paint palette, pour a small amount of your blue or green and white paint. For this DIY, I am using the colour Mermaid Tail and Cotton. Use either your finger or a brush, mix the colours together. To create a soft coastal colour, you will need a ratio of about 3:1 of your white paint or higher.
Once you have mixed the perfect shade for your seaglass, take your shop rag and hold the four sides of your rag leaving it bunched up in the middle. Your shop rag is the key to achieving your Seaglass look. Dab a small amount of paint on your shop rag and then dab off the excess until there is only a minimal amount of paint left.
Start by dabbing the bottom of your vase with your shop rag, moving towards the top of the glass. Make sure you are applying a very light amount of paint. If too much paint is applied you will get more of a rustic look and it will take more time to dry. Continue moving up and down your vase until you have completed your first layer of paint.
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