Brown and green is a very hot design trend color scheme for 2008. This incredibly easy brown and teal diamonds accent vase is inexpensive to create, but has an illusion of being purchased at a trendy home décor store.
For this project, you will need:
– Six inch rectangular vase (found in stores and online at Save-On-Crafts)
– Delta Perm Enamel Air Dry Surface Conditioner
– Delta Perm Enamel Air Dry Paint in True Green
– Delta Perm Enamel Air Dry Paint in Chocolate
– Delta Perm Enamel Air Dry Satin Gloss
– Sponge brush
– Masking tape
– Amy Butler “Brown Jelly Beans” Print Scrapbook Paper (found in stores and online at Paper Addict)
– Mint green colored paper
– Mod Podge or other decoupage medium
– Popsicle stick
– Paper towels
– Soap and water
While Delta Perm Enamel is an amazing product for crafting, it can also easily stain your work area. Thus, make sure your workspace is adequately covered with newspaper prior to beginning this project. Wash the six inch rectangular vase with soap and water. Dry the glass well with paper towels.
With the ruler and scissors, cut strips of masking tape to go horizontally around the vase. Apply the strips so that different thicknesses of exposed horizontal “bands” are arranged on the vase. Smooth the tape with your fingers.
Using the sponge brush, cover the entire outside of the vase with Delta Perm Enamel Air Dry Surface Conditioner. Let the vase dry for about an hour before continuing. Again using the sponge brush, apply Delta Perm Enamel Air Dry Paint in True Green to half of the exposed areas. Wait ten minutes before adding a second coat. Apply a generous amount of Delta Perm Enamel Air Dry Paint in Chocolate to the remaining exposed areas, repeating the process. Allow the vase to dry for two to three hours before continuing.
Lay the Amy Butler “Brown Jelly Beans” Print Scrapbook Paper flat on your workspace. Cut a three inch by three inch square piece, using the ruler as a guide. Lay the mint green colored paper also on your workspace. Cut two additional three inch by three inch squares.
Remove the masking tape from the vase. Apply a bit of Mod Podge or other decoupage medium to the back of one mint green square. Turn the square so that it is a diamond shape, and apply it to the left side of the front face of the vase. Smooth the paper with a popsicle stick to remove any bubbles. Repeat this with the second square, positioning it on the vase so that the right side of the first square is touching the left of the second. Continue this same step with the print paper square, but overlapping it on the two together points of the mint colored squares.
Let the paper and glue dry for two or more hours. Coat the entire outside of the vase with Delta Perm Enamel Air Dry Satin Gloss and dry overnight.