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Vase for A Favorite Teacher

Americana® Gloss Enamels™

Vase for A Favorite Teacher
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Vase for A Favorite Teacher

designed by DecoArt Design Team

Create this colorful and thoughtful teacher's gift for the new school year.

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Learn more about Americana® Gloss Enamels™.

SUPPLIES

Americana® Gloss Enamels™

  • Black (DAG67)
  • Dark Chocolate (DAG65)
  • Festive Green (DAG230)
  • True Red (DAG129)
  • White (DAG01)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • rubbing alcohol
  • 1" flat brush
  • #5 round brush
  • scrap pieces of newspaper
  • dish soap
  • #1 round brush
  • glass vase (square)

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Wash the glass vase with soap and water and let dry. Brush the entire outside surface of vase with rubbing alcohol and wipe to dry.
  2. Using a 1" flat paintbrush, paint a Black rectangle on two sides of the vase. (See photo.) Allow to dry.
  3. Using a #5 round brush, paint a True Red apple shape on the opposite two sides of the vase. (See photo.) Allow to dry.
  4. Apply two additional coats of Black to the rectangle, allowing to dry between coats. (A hairdryer, set on low, can be used to speed up the process, if needed.)
  5. Apply two additional coats of True Red to the apple, allowing to dry between coats. (A hairdryer, set on low, can be used to speed up the process, if needed.)
  6. Using a #5 round brush, paint a Dark Chocolate frame around the Black rectangle, using three coats and allowing to dry thoroughly after each coat.
  7. Using a #5 round brush, paint a Festive Green leaf at the top of each apple.
  8. Using a #5 round brush, paint a Dark Chocolate stem on the top of each apple
  9. Using a #1 round brush, paint a White stick-figure boy and girl onto each blackboard along with "123" and "ABC" above each stick figure.
  10. Using #a 1 round brush, paint a small True Red apple in one hand of each stick figure.
  11. Using a #1 round brush and White, paint "A Teacher" and the teacher's name inside the apple.

HELPFUL HINTS

Use a pinch of dish soap in a cup of water to wash the brushes between colors.

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