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Upcycled Desk Accessory Vases

Add a modern pop of color to your desk to make your work day a little brighter with these fun, hand-painted vases. Perfect for pencils, pens, and all your desk supplies, these vases are easy to create with a simple coat of paint and some funky patterns.

At a Glance:

Project #16005 Skill Level: Intermediate

This project features these great brands:

  • FolkArt Acrylic Paint Logo
  • FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Logo
  • FolkArt Multi-Surface Paint Logo
supplies

Plaid Supplies

FolkArt Home Decor Chalk - White Adirondack, 2 oz. - 5936

Number Needed: 1 $2.59
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FOLKART STRIPING TAPE 1/8" AND 1/4", 10 YDS

Number Needed: 1 $9.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Fire Coral, 2 oz. - 2740

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Teal, 2 oz. - 2920

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Yellow Ochre, 2 oz. - 2910

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Licorice, 2 oz. - 2934

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Folkart ® Brush Sets - Artist Variety Set, 10 pc. - 50536

Number Needed: 1 $8.99
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Other Supplies

  • 3 thrifted vases

instructions

  1.  Basecoat the vases with White Adirondack.  Allow to dry.
  2. Tape off the bottom portion of each vase and paint Teal, Yellow Ochre and Fire Coral.  Remove the tape before paint dries completely.
  3. On one vase paint black X’s. On the next vase paint black O’s. On the last vase paint vertical small paint strokes in black.

resources

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FolkArt Formula Guide

FolkArt Formula Guide

Crafting a new surface? Learn which FolkArt paint works best!

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FolkArt FAQs

FolkArt FAQs

Frequently asked questions about FolkArt Paint.

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Related FAQs

Cool colors are all the colors on the Green and Blue side of the color wheel. Yellow, Yellow/Green, Green, Blue/Green, Blue, Blue/Purple, Purple are all cool colors. All colors on the color wheel can be both warm and cool except Orange.
Transparent colors are thinned with medium or water to create a wash or a glaze of color that you can see through to the underlying surface.
Warm colors are all the colors on the yellow and red side of the color wheel. Yellow, Yellow/Orange, Orange, Red Orange, Red, Red/Purple, Purple are all warm colors. All colors on the color wheel can be both warm and cool except Orange.
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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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