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Rainbow Unicorn Vanity

By: Cathie & Steve

Make a rainbow unicorn vanity with glitter and a custom cut unicorn stencil.

At a Glance:

Project #14915 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Color Shift Logo
  • FolkArt Stencils Logo
  • Home Decor Chalk Logo
  • Mod Podge Finishes and Formulas Logo
  • Multi-Surface Paint Logo
supplies

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Chalk - Cottage White, 8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.29
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Mod Podge ® Sparkle, 8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.29
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Mod Podge ® Furniture Satin, 16 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $15.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Color Shift™ Acrylic Paint - Purple Flash, 4 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $8.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Color Shift™ Acrylic Paint - Aqua Flash, 4 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $8.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Daffodil Yellow, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Pearl Acrylic Paints - White, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $2.29
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Chunky Gold, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $2.59
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FolkArt ® Painting Stencils - Large - Blanks

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.99
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Folkart ® Paint Tools - Spouncer ® Variety Set, 3 pc.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $4.69
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instructions

Other Supplies

Wood vanity, Paintbrush, Tape, Wax paper, Glitter – Rainbow Colors, Pencil and ruler, Unicorn Clipart, Craft knife, Sea sponge

Instructions

  1. Prep the vanity by removing hardware and cleaning the wood. Fill any holes with wood filler.
  2. Remove the mirror from the vanity. Tape off the mirror with a piece of wax paper. Paint the wood trim around the mirror with Cottage White Chalk. This will serve as a neutral colored primer.
  3. Measure around the mirror and divide the measurement by the number of glitter colors you are using. Use a pencil and ruler to mark the sections for glittering. Working with one color at a time until that color is completely dry, apply Mod Podge gloss to the section. Sprinkle the coordinating color of glitter over the bottle. Tap off the excess. Repeat for deeper color. Top-coat with more Mod Podge to seal the glitter. Add the other glitter colors in the same fashion.
  4. Glitter the drawer following the instructions on step 3.
  5. Paint the vanity with two coats (three if needed) of Patina Chalk.
  6. Tape the Stencil Blank over your unicorn drawing, Using a craft knife, cut around the design to create your own stencil. Make as many stencils as you desire.
  7. Tape the stencil to the top of the vanity. Dip a damp sea sponge into Purple Flash, tap of the stencil design (avoid the horn). Dip the sea sponge into a tiny amount of White Pearl. Tap onto the unicorn to add highlights to the belly, face and neck.
  8. Dip a Sponcer brush into Aqua Flash. Tap the paint along the mane, tail and feet of the unicorn. Blend as you tap.
  9. Paint the horn part of the unicorn with Daffodil Yellow. Top-coat with two coats of Chunky Glitter Gold.
  10. With the sea sponge, tap a small amount of Mod Podge Sparkle onto the unicorn.
  11. Once everything is dry, top-coat the entire vanity (not the glitter parts) with Mod Podge Furniture.
 
PROJECT TIP: When working with glitter and Mod Podge, sprinkle the glitter over an opened file folder. The crease will make it easier to funnel back into the glitter jar.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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