I love my new vases…
The best part ….. they were cheap and easy to make
- An old vase
- Paint for your base cover
- Rolling Pin
- Circles to use as cutters
- Small Paint Brush
The first thing I did was clean my unused old vases, then I gave them a nice coat of paint, I used black spray paint.
Let dry, I gave mine 2 coats of satin black.
Now they’re dry and ready to go I got out the clay, I used an air dry clay for this project.
Use a rolling pin to roll out one section at a time big enough to cover one side.
I slightly dampened the vase with some water (just with a wash cloth) so the clay would stick to the vase well. I laid my rolled section of clay on top and cut away all 4 edges leaving one side neatly covered.
Carry on covering until all 4 sides are covered.
I found the edges blended well together, dip your fingers in water and blend the edges into each other.
Once I was happy with the covering I started on the circles, I used anything I could find to cut out different sized circles.
I used cake piping tips, cookie cutters and some strange round toy from the kids room ???? Oh well it worked whatever it was….
Cut out circles and remove them, make a random design or go with a planned idea, I like my spots to have no rhyme or reason but to still look balanced.
I had already decided to make the second vase an opposite of the first so instead of cutting out spots I wanted to apply spots.
For this reason, I kept the spots I cut out from the first vase and stuck them to the second.
Once I was happy with my spots I wanted to tidy them up a bit so I dampened a small paint brush with water and gently went around the inside of the spots smoothing them out.
Now put your vase somewhere safe to dry. This should only take about a day.
Enjoy your spots.