Adding Texture to Simple Vases with Plastic Wrap

Adding Texture to Simple Vases with Plastic Wrap

Posted by DecoArt on Apr 3rd 2016

Add interest to plain glass with color from Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics and dimension from plastic wrap.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • rubbing alcohol
    • #5 round brush
    • small spray bottle of water
    • clear glass bottle
    • plastic wrap



    Try different patterns or amounts of color for fun and colorful variations. Smooth surfaces work best.

    1. Thoroughly wipe down the glass bottles or jars with rubbing alcohol and a paper towel.
    2. Lightly mist the clean vase with water. (Not so that it is dripping, but enough to make the surface damp.)
    3. Instruction #2
    4. Generously paint the vase in sections: Begin with Cotton Ball. Next, with Sky Blue and Leprechaun.
    5. Instruction #3
    6. Lay plastic wrap over the vase while the paint is still wet, folding in the sides so the entire surface is covered.
    7. Instruction #4
    8. Push the paint around the surface of the vase by squeezing the plastic wrap and moving it around.
    9. Instruction #5
    10. Carefully unwrap the vase and remove the plastic wrap. Allow to dry completely. (Follow these steps for the other two vases in colors of your choice.)
    11. Instruction #6