How to Get a Ceramic Terracotta Look on a Thrifted Vase
You can see the trend in the DIY world to paint with soda to create a terracotta effect on nearly anything. You didn’t have to ask me twice to jump on this wagon. I tried painting vases with DIY chalk paint (baking soda and acrylic paint) and going to share with you my experience of what happened.
You can find a tutorial for this DIY book art installation on my blog as well ;)
The best place to find jars for this transformation would be Goodwill or some sort of thrift store where for a couple of bucks you could find some really amazing shapes of vases.
So here are the main criteria for the jar you’ll be working with – the shape. Don’t sweat too much about the color – you can transform any ugly vase with this craft.
Note* I already painted this vase on the photo for my spring mantel
Stir it very well so there are no bubbles. Add more baking soda if you want more texture
It will start to bubble. You are going for a thick consistency.
Make simple strokes horizontally. I found that when you also make vertical brushstrokes it adds more of a ceramic look.
I had so much fun mixing different paint colors, you can find more details about exact colors that I used on my blog.
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Barbara Pembleton on Sep 30, 2021
I love your bohemian mantle!!!
Miss Daisy on Oct 10, 2021
I love what you have created , those fall colors are calling to my soul as fall is my favorite season. Thank you - i'm going today to get what I need to paint my vases. Have a blessed day.
Can this be used in walls?
What did the baking soda do to the paint?
What colors did you mix together for that perfect terracotta color?