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Mixed Media Dollar Tree Vase Makeover

 Let’s talk about project from last night! I am on the mission here to make a record of all that I work on on my social media in one place my blog. It is for sure easier to find out all in one place.  Last night with my friends on Facebook we worked on little Dollar Tree glass vase makeover. Love me some mixed media ..love me some texture so it was a perfect project for me . Let have fun with mixed media shall we ?Are you ready for mixed media Dollar Tree vase diy? Are your ready to work with some molds? I am so ready for diy with molds


Supplies needed for this Glass Vase Makeover

  • glass vase
  • spray paint
  • acrylic paint
  • molds
  • gilding wax
  • clear and dark wax
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • gold leaf liquid gold

Molds

Wax

My absolute favorite wax in most of my projects HERE


Let the Dollar Tree vase makeover with molds begin!

Even though I am going to attach a link to my LIVE VIDEO I would like to go over steps here on my blog.

There are acutally two molds that I will be using in this project but one of them that skinny trim could be replaced with beads , twine or simple line made out of hot glue.


I like to use hot glue for all my molds just because i am not good with waiting game if you know what I mean. Hot glue perfectly do its job with molds especially when you are on the time crunch like Facebook LIVE HERE


It takes seconds for all to dry so painting can begin . I like to cover my shapes made out of hot glue molds with some acrylic paint to have nice base.


Let's have fun transforming Dollar Tree vase into fun mixed media high end looking piece of art. Budget home decorating at its best. Dollar tree vase makeover

Molds are ready so it is time to prep spray painted vase. As you can see I had fun with it and sprayed with mix of black and gold just because.


Let's have fun transforming Dollar Tree vase into fun mixed media high end looking piece of art. Budget home decorating at its best. Dollar tree vase makeover

My goal was to divide my vast into 2 working areas in which i would do different technique. I wanted texture for the bottom and crackle for the top. I will link all details for you below


Texture paint recipe can be found HERE


In order to maximize on the texture you do want to dab your texture on your surface. I like to let it dry and go over again to really have all nicely stand out


Let's have fun transforming Dollar Tree vase into fun mixed media high end looking piece of art. Budget home decorating at its best. Dollar tree vase makeover

As texture is drying it is a good idea to begin working with your molds and paint them to your likings. I decided to use typical green and yellow. My Dollar Tree vase makeover is going to look so good very soon


How to crackle with Elmers glue


Molds are ready so it is time now to work on second part of Dollar Tree vase that means let’s do crackle! Did you know you can get beautiful crackle with Elmer’s glue ? Check out blog post below to see all details about that process. I made that beautiful butterfly plaque on the wood. Read more about it HERE .There is a video there too


or watch video on my latest Thrift store makeover where Crackle was achieved with acrylic paint



Molds diy

Check out this crackle here !! How awesome is that ! You must see what else I added to my project to accent that crackle with texture. I am telling you wax is THE KEY ! GILDING WAX IN GOLD IS SUPER SPECIAL! Makes all projects take an awesome turn.


Let's have fun transforming Dollar Tree vase into fun mixed media high end looking piece of art. Budget home decorating at its best. Dollar tree vase mixed media makeover diy

Get your bees HERE


Not going to lie I do like how my Dollar tree mixed media diy turned out but that flower needs a bit more in it to match richness of the rest

Let's have fun transforming Dollar Tree vase into fun mixed media high end looking piece of art. Budget home decorating at its best. Dollar tree vase mixed media makeover diy

I know I will have to sleep on it to see what I can improve to my likings


Let's have fun transforming Dollar Tree vase into fun mixed media high end looking piece of art. Budget home decorating at its best. Dollar tree vase mixed media makeover diy

Slept on it and in the morning idea hit me ! I took my 3 different kind of wax and went to town. Started with dark wax all over my sunflower mold and then neutralized with clear wax . When all dried few strokes of gilding gold wax made huge difference in my eyes

Let's have fun transforming Dollar Tree vase into fun mixed media high end looking piece of art. Budget home decorating at its best. Dollar tree vase mixed media makeover diy

and i think I like it much better now .. wonder what you think about that new look . Let me know in the comments


Let's have fun transforming Dollar Tree vase into fun mixed media high end looking piece of art. Budget home decorating at its best. Dollar tree vase mixed media makeover diy

As you can see this time around I polished my bee off to keep that nice crisp sparkle ! Love it !


Let's have fun transforming Dollar Tree vase into fun mixed media high end looking piece of art. Budget home decorating at its best. Dollar tree vase mixed media makeover diy

Love me Dollar Tree mixed media diy a lot !

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Let's have fun transforming Dollar Tree vase into fun mixed media high end looking piece of art. Budget home decorating at its best. Dollar tree vase mixed media makeover diy

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