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Paint drip & milk glass vases can make any space unique and artisan. In just a few quick steps, and with easy craft store materials like acrylic paint, you can make a gorgeous painted milk vase in no time.
Today, we walk you through the process of creating one. Scroll through to learn how.
How To Paint Glass Vases
This paint drip art project will create a wonderful decoration that you can display in any part of your home, whether that’s the living room, kitchen, or bedroom.
Painting DIY Level: Beginner
Paint Dripping Art Materials Needed:
To create a drip paint effect, you will need the following materials.
- Clear glass vase (any size)
- Gold acrylic/craft paint (used: Martha Stewart metallic gold acrylic paint; almost entire 2 oz. bottle used for this larger-sized vase)
- White latex paint
- Toothpicks/foam brush (optional)
Step 1: Apply drip paint to the inside rim of the glass vase.
To achieve the look of milk glass, all paint should be applied to the inside of the glass.
This means you have to work backward, in a way, starting with whatever color you want as your drip paint effect.
Note: In this image, the paint drips are metallic gold (Martha Stewart).
You can go for a bold or metallic color for a more striking look, or add a pastel shade for a more subtle cartoon paint dripping effect.
Squeeze a generous amount of paint all around the inside of the vase rim.
The weight of the excess paint is what will form the drips.
If the rim of your vase has multiple angles, as this one does, you’ll need to apply paint to the “top” of all sections.
Step 2: Spread excess drip paint over entire opening.
Use a foam brush to spread the areas of excess paint toward the areas not yet covered with paint. Cover the opening of the vase.
Be aware that on this initial paint layer, the important part is what is seen from the outside of the vase, not necessarily what is seen looking in.
Step 3: Allow the paint drips to take shape
At this stage, let the dripping paint technique to run its course, and fall organically.
How to fix paint drips? Don’t worry if paint drips down to the bottom of the vase. The paint drips will be easily scraped off before your next paint application when all is dry. Just leave them alone and let them dry at this point.
Step 4: Wipe the rim.
Wipe off the rim of your glass vase.
Note: Don’t worry too much about what the inside of the vase looks like. The inside will be covered with your other paint coat.
Step 5: Let the acrylic paint dripping dry.
Set your vase in a safe spot, and let it dry thoroughly.
For consideration: This might take a few days, depending on the thickness of your paint. Don’t rush this step as you risk messing up your work so far, and it will be more challenging to remove the unwanted paint drips.
Step 6: Remove unwanted paint drips
Now that the acrylic paint dripping is dry, the excess drips are ready to be removed.
Pro Tip: Thick globs of paint are easier to scrape off glass than thin streaks, leave the thin ones be.
Simply scrape off the unwanted drips. You can use your fingertip to do this.
Step 7: Add the white paint.
Pour enough white paint into the bottom of the vase to cover the bottom, about 1/4″.
Note: The amount you pour is dependent upon the size of your vase – you want just enough to cover the clear glass.
Swirl the paint around the vase, covering all sides and clear spaces.
Turn the vase on its side, and slowly work the paint from the bottom of your vase up toward the top.
Wipe away significant excess; remember, the paint need only be as thick as to appear opaque through the glass.
Step 8: Let the paint dry (again)
When the entire inner vase is covered in paint, let it dry.
Step 9: Enjoy your beautiful drip paintings vase