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Aspects of Design: Reviving Neglected Vases & Containers
Ever have a vase that shows up one day with a mysterious defect such as a slight crack or scuffing? I have found a creative way to be able to keep the vase, use it, and make it prettier than before!
Regina Berryman and I were discussing new design techniques when we discovered a slight crack in a vase. It did not penetrate through to the inside (did not allow water leakage) but seemed to be the result of transportation. It also had a bit of scuffing around the defect. We used a tip that we'd learned to make this vase better than before---and all it took was some pot melting glue and spray paint.
First, Regina covered the vase in glue. Spreading the glue on with a thin piece of cardboard, this gave the vase a very unique texture. Note:Â Trying to create this at home? Hot glue will work also. Simply use a Popsicle stick or something similar to maneuver the glue.
After the glue dried, Regina lightly spray painted the vase until it was covered in a silvery finish. You can use many colors here to accentuate the colors in your flower arrangements. We chose silver simply because it's a very clean color that does not detract attention from the flowers.
[caption id="attachment_2660" align="alignnone" width="144" caption="After the glue dried, Regina applied paint to the vase."][/caption]
The paint was allowed to dry until tacky. Then, powder was lightly applied by hand. This has the same affect as face powder over foundation. It simply creates a consistency that allows the paint to stay on better and maintain its appearance.
[caption id="attachment_2661" align="alignnone" width="120" caption="Here Regina applies powder to the paint. Believe it or not, itâ€™s CascadeÂ® !"][/caption]
Voila! A one-of-a-kind vase that looks better than ever!
[caption id="attachment_2662" align="alignnone" width="100" caption="The best hand model ever (me!) displaying a very creative vase."][/caption]