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Cactus Vases in Extreme Sheen

Extreme Sheen™

Cactus Vases in Extreme Sheen
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Cactus Vases in Extreme Sheen

designed by Alexandra Hawkins

Add color and shine to cactus-shaped vases with Extreme Sheen™.

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Americana® Acrylics

  • Green Tree (DA349)

DecoArt® Extreme Sheen™

  • 24K Gold (DPM04)
  • Aquamarine (DPM16)
  • Pearl (DPM01)
  • Sapphire (DPM17)
  • Vintage Brass (DPM05)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • artificial flowers (peonies)
  • paintbrushes
  • unglazed ceramic cactus vases


NOTE: Some steps may require several coats; allow to dry in between steps.

  1. Paint both cactus vases in Green Tree.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Blend Vintage Brass and Sapphire to make a dark green and 24K Gold and Aquamarine to make a lighter green. Blend the dark green from the bottom of the vase up and the lighter green from the top down, creating an ombre effect.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Add Pearl to the light green mix and blend it down into center. Blend the original light green mix all the way down to the bottom.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Remove the artificial flowers from their stems and stuff them in the openings on the vase, pinching them tight if needed.
    Step 3 Example