Upcycle a plain glass vase into a charming Easter decoration with Americana® Crystal Gloss Enamels.
- water container
- paper towels
- painter's tape
- liner brush
- soft bristle, full brush
- clear glass vase
- chopstick or toothpick
- soft bristle, shorter brush
- Print out the pattern and tape it securely inside the vase with painter’s tape.
- Outline the Easter lilies, leaves, chick, and egg using Black with the liner brush. (If painting grass at the end of the project, start lilies about 1/2" from the bottom of the vase. Also, do not paint the bottom border on the egg pieces.)
- Using a soft bristle, full brush, dip generously into White to paint the lily petals. Keep adding more paint, spreading it around to all the borders with a thick layer of paint.
- Using the soft bristle, full brush, dip generously into a mix of Orange and Yellow. (If lighter Orange is desired, add small amounts of White.) Add the mix to the stamens (the centers of the lilies), lightly moving the paint around to all the edges. Let dry. After paint has dried thoroughly, add extra layers, if desired.
- Paint the leaves by using Green on separate leaves. (Mix Green together with Yellow and White for different shades of green, if desired.)
- Using soft bristle, full brush, paint the chick with a mix of Yellow and White for lighter, paler yellow.
- For the beak, use Orange.
- Color the inside of the eggshell with a thick layer of White.
- Fill the decorative designs on egg first and then fill in overall colors. For dots, use the tip of a toothpick or chopstick, dipped in paint and dotted onto the eggshell. Let dry. After paint is thoroughly dry, paint the egg. After the egg is dry once more, paint dots again, if needed.
- Outline the butterfly's body and wings using Black and a liner brush.
- Paint the wings using Yellow for the larger portion of wing, brushing on lightly. Let dry.
- When dry, use a mix of Yellow and Orange to paint the lines with a liner brush halfway into wing.
- Paint the smaller portion at the edge of the wings, using generous amounts of Red. Spread the paint around to all the edges.
- For grass, dip a soft bristle, shorter brush generously into Green. Outline to where you want to start painting blades by blotting brush onto the surface, making the mound for the flowers and chick.
- Using a liner brush and a mix of Yellow and Green, paint the blades at top of the grass mound around the flowers into the bottom of the eggshell, covering the mound.
- Mix Green with a small amount of Black and paint over the grass blades on top of the mound using the liner brush.
- For more defined, bolder border, trace the images with Black when all other painting is complete.