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DIY Painted Vase Trio: Striped, Leopard Print, Terrazzo

Transform simple hurricane vases into a set of stylish and colorful home decor accents. Use tape and stencils to make a unique leopard print, terrazzo, and striped pattern.

At a Glance:

Project #15489 Skill Level: Intermediate

This project features these great brands:

  • FolkArt Multi-Surface Paint Logo
  • FolkArt Painting Stencils Logo
supplies

Plaid Supplies

FOLKART STENCIL FILM ADHESIVE 8.25", 3 YDS. (DISC)

Number Needed: 1 $11.99
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F/A PAINTING TOOL - PERFECT STENCIL BRUSH SE

Number Needed: 1 $14.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Autumn Leaves, 2 oz. - 2943

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Pale Yellow, 2 oz. - 2946

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Teal, 2 oz. - 2920

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Baby Pink, 2 oz. - 2940

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Patina, 2 oz. - 2951

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Happy Green, 2 oz. - 99238

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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Other Supplies

  • 3 Glass Vases
  • Stencil Tape
  • Pencil
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Craft Knife

instructions

  1. Clean your vases with isopropyl alcohol and let them dry. Place stripes of stencil tape on your medium vase. Use your stencil brush to stencil stripes into the blank spaces with FolkArt Multi-Surface paint. Remove stencil tape and let dry.
  2. Use your pencil to draw leopard print shapes on your stencil blank. Cut out the shapes with your craft knife. Try to leave the stencil blank as in tact as possible. Cut out your leopard stencils and place them on your tallest vase to make a leopard print design. Stencil the design with FolkArt Multi-Surface paint. Remove stencil blanks and let dry.
  3. Repeat step two, but instead of creating a leopard print design, create a faux terrazzo design. Fill in the design with FolkArt Multi-Surface paint. Remove stencil blanks and let dry.

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Related FAQs

Secure FolkArt Laser-Cut Painting Stencils to project surfaces with stencil spray adhesive (following manufacturer's instructions) or with stencil tape. Spray adhesive is the better choice for intricately cut or borderless Laser-Cut Painting Stencils. Be sure your stencil is flat and flush on your project surface to avoid paint run-unders.
It is always best to begin by creating a paper pattern. Trace each letter or word onto tracing paper checking your spacing between each letter and each word. Once you are happy with the design, use this paper pattern as your template to stencil directly onto your surface. It is best also to begin stenciling in the center of the word or phrase. Then continue stenciling outwards one letter / word at a time. Also be careful that each letter is completely dry prior to stenciling next to it. Do NOT lay a paper stencil over a wet letter/word.
Gently remove the cut outs from the stencil by pressing on them. If they do not pop out easily, then use a craft knife to cut the area where they remain attached. After removing the cut outs, put them aside you can use the shapes for tracing templates.
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