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Good afternoon everyone! Today I’m sharing an exciting new post! As you all know I’m apart of the core blogger team for DecoArt. Every month we have a fun challenge to create a project using a DecoArt product. This month our challenge was doing a project using their new Enchanted Paints and Shimmers. I love being apart of their team and trying our all these new products.
I was really excited to step out of my comfort zone and try this new product. I love the idea of incorporating this iridescent look into a nautical feel. Not so much anchors and lobster. But just going to with nautical color palette, with the navy blue and pairing it with the Enchanted Blue.
I think this results turned out beautiful!
Spring Vase Supplies Needed:
- DecoArt Enchanted Iridescent Top Coat 20z – Blue
- DecoArt Enchanted Iridescent Top Coat 20z – Magenta
- DecoArt Enchanted Iridescent Top Coat 20z – Violet
- DecoArt Enchanted Shimmer Top Coat 2oz – Blue
- DecoArt Enchanted Shimmer Top Coat 2oz – Magenta
- DecoArt Enchanted Shimmer Top Coat 2oz – Violet
- DecoArt Enchanted Ultra Black Basecoat 2oz
- Americana Acrylics 2oz – Navy Blue
- Ceramic Vase
- Paint Brush
With everything that is going on right now. I left links to buy these products at Micheals.com. To make this project, you can have everything delivered to your house or have in store pickup!
Here’s a little detail about the new Enchanted paints from the DecoArt Blog.
This iridescent topcoat acrylic captures the dazzling effect of a peacock feather or mimics the exquisite beauty of a beetle wing with these translucent interference colors. For the most dramatic effect, use over Enchanted Ultra Black Basecoat or other dark colors.
Americana Enchanted Shimmer
Millions of luminous particles recreate the unique sparkling shimmer of a butterfly wing in this shimmering iridescent topcoat acrylic. The larger iridescent particles create the most unique iridescent finish on the market today!
So let’s gather our supplies and get started!
Step 1 – Paint Vase
I went over the entire vase the the Navy Blue paint. Only one coat was needed. I did need to go back and touch up some spots, but that was it. It dried pretty fast, so let sit 5 minutes.
The Enchanted paint really POP against darker colors as well, so this navy blue was perfect color choice.
This is my FAVORITE blue out of all the DecoArt blue colors!
Step 2 – Tape off Vase
I pulled out my “trusty” washi tape, and sectioned off my vase. Make sure to seal those edges so none of the Enchanted paint bleeds through.
Step 3 – Add Enchanted Paint
Now the fun part…. Adding our Enchanted paint!!! When adding my paint I used a flat paint brush and made sure I kept the paint going in one direction. Starting at the painter tape and working my way towards the bottom of the vase in one stroke.
I did a total of two coats, letting the first coat dry 5 minutes. While the paint is still wet I removed my tape. Look at that beautiful bottom!
I think that Enchanted paint gives this vase a nice POP! It still goes with my nautical/coastal feel of my living room without making it feel out of place.
I love the little touches of navy blue in my living room, like the garden stool, throw and touches of blue in the Rae Dunn pillows.
For my next vase I wanted to experiment a little with the paint colors. Do something a little outside the box for me.
This is a great example of what the colors look like against the ultra black basecoat. I wanted to go for a more modern galaxy feel.
As always, thanks for stopping by. I know we are going through some trying times right now. But let’s all stay positive and keep our heads up. For me crafting is a great distraction, as I’m sure it is for most people. Even being distracted by writing this post up is a help for me. I appreciate each and every one of you!
If you try this product out, I would love for you to share what you made with me!
If you have any questions, I’d love to hear!