To paint a beautiful butterfly vase like mine you will need:
- Plain glass vase
- Butterfly stencil (optional - you can draw free-hand)
- Piece of thin craft foam (if using a stencil)
- Scotch Tape if (if using stencil)
- Pebeo Vitrea 160 Glass Paints, frosted colour;s Azure, Rose Pink, Ink Black, Sky
- Pebeo Vitrea 160 Markers, frosted colours; Natural, Gitane Blue, Rose Pink, Mauve, Black
- Have Isopropyl alcohol on hand (Isocol or Diggers) and a cotton bud to clean up smudges or remove mistakes
- A few small brushes in different shapes and sizes for variety
- Water jar
If you don't want to draw/paint your butterflies free-hand, here is a way to at least get the basic shape of the insect onto your vase.
First find a butterfly stencil, always handy to have, mine has been well used as you can see. Alternatively for this process you could also cut out shapes of butterflies you have printed on your computer.
Trace through the stencil (or around your cut-out shapes) on to a piece of thin craft foam. I used butterflies in four different sizes. Cut out your shapes.
Use a Pebeo Vitrea160 marker to trace around the basic butterfly shapes on to your vase. Keep your butterfly "masks", they may be handy for another project.
|Stick your foam shape on with sticky tape. It will remove and re-use easily.|
As well as experimenting with colour, try creating different brush strokes with the different brushes. See how the marks made with paint and brush differ from those made with a marker.
Remember colours will mix together on the pallet, or blend together on the surface if still wet. If you want to keep some colours pure, make sure you wash and dry your brush in-between different colours and let the paint dry first before painting another colour adjacent.