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Adding Texture to Simple Vases with Plastic Wrap

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

Adding Texture to Simple Vases with Plastic Wrap
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Adding Texture to Simple Vases with Plastic Wrap

designed by H2O Bungalow

Add interest to plain glass with color from Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics and dimension from plastic wrap.

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Learn more about Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.


Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Cotton Ball (DA500)
  • Leprechaun (DA519)
  • Sky Blue (DA522)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • rubbing alcohol
  • #5 round brush
  • small spray bottle of water
  • clear glass bottle (or jar; 3)
  • plastic wrap


NOTE: Try different patterns or amounts of color for fun and colorful variations. Smooth surfaces work best.

  1. Thoroughly wipe down the glass bottles or jars with rubbing alcohol and a paper towel.
  2. Lightly mist the clean vase with water. (Not so that it is dripping, but enough to make the surface damp.)
    Step 1 Example
  3. Generously paint the vase in sections: Begin with Cotton Ball. Next, with Sky Blue and Leprechaun.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Lay plastic wrap over the vase while the paint is still wet, folding in the sides so the entire surface is covered.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Push the paint around the surface of the vase by squeezing the plastic wrap and moving it around.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Carefully unwrap the vase and remove the plastic wrap. Allow to dry completely. (Follow these steps for the other two vases in colors of your choice.)
    Step 5 Example