"Alice in Wonderland" Inspired Whimsical Vases

"Alice in Wonderland" Inspired Whimsical Vases

Posted by DecoArt on Mar 3rd 2014

Take your inspiration from Alice in Wonderland or bees in flight but get your color from Americana® Gloss Enamels.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • painter's tape
    • #6 flat brush
    • #10 flat brush
    • #8 round brush
    • #5 round brush
    • #12 flat brush
    • 3/4" rake brush
    • permanent marker



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Wonderland Vase
    2. Paint 1½” section of vase bottom Razzle Berry with ¾” rake brush.
    3. Using ¾” rake brush, paint Black and White stripes up vase.
    4. Paint ½”-wide borders on top and bottom of stripes using Antique Gold and #10 flat brush.
    5. Go over Antique Gold borders with two coats of Glorious Gold on #6 round brush.
    6. Leaving ½” border at very top, paint upper section Calypso Blue using ¾” rake brush.
    7. Paint 1¼”-wide Indian Turquoise diamonds around vase over Calypso Blue section using #10 flat brush.
    8. Using #6 flat brush, paint vase top Black.
    9. Outline Antique Gold sections and diamonds using #6 round brush and Black.
    10. With #6 round brush, draw “X” design inside bands of Antique Gold. Paint pattern of three Xs and one dot, repeating if desired.
    11. Paint ¼ circles where each diamond meets using #5 Round Brush and Black.
    12. Paint random ¼” Black polka dots in Razzle Berry section with #5 round brush.
    13. Using #5 round brush, fill in little circles with Razzle Berry and make tiny dots around bottom of Black band.
    14. Make loose checker pattern around top vase edge using #6 flat brush and White.
    15. Using #10 flat brush, randomly dry-brush Antique Gold on White stripes for aged effect.
    16. Make tiny White dots using #5 round brush around each outlined diamond.
    17. Busy Bee Vase
    18. Mask off middle section of vase (two strips wide) with painter’s tape.
    19. Using vertical lines on vase as guide, loosely draw diamond shapes, lines, and bee. (Or print off pattern and place inside vase.)
    20. Using #12 flat brush, paint alternating diamond shapes and stripes Black.
    21. Using #12 flat brush, paint remaining diamond shapes and stripes White.
    22. Repeat steps 4 and 5.
    23. Using #8 round brush and Foliage Green, add dots between lines and larger dots where diamonds intersect.
    24. Using #8 round brush, add Black dots around top White diamonds.
    25. Using #8 round brush, dot on flowers in Bright Orange and Razzle Berry and dot middles in Primary Yellow.
    26. Using #8 round brush, paint top in alternating squares White and Foliage Green and line in between, Black.
    27. Using #8 round brush, paint leaves in Foliage Green and dot middle with Black.
    28. Double-load #8 round brush with White and Primary Yellow to paint bee. Using #8 round brush, add details in Black.