It’s no secret that I love to paint. I’ve shared with y’all in a previous post that I’ve re-painted and decorated my daughter’s bedrooms at least 3 times each over the past 10 years. I’m not sure if I do this so often because of an irresistible itch to change the living spaces around me, or, because painting relaxes me. Either way, I’ve learned some important painting tricks through it all, like prepping properly by taping and cutting in.
My past favorite designs include stars or classic stripes; always involving taping. ScotchBlue tape is my saving grace when it comes to keeping clean lines, every time! ScotchBlue sent me samples of their wonderful painter’s tape, both for the interior and exterior. Below you’ll hear my opinions about it……which are always my own ;)!
ScotchBlue can be used for so many projects, not just painting walls. I created a very simple floral design to share with y’all today that incorporates unique bud vases. So easy to do yourself, and inexpensive. I started by taking 3 bud vases, which you can pick up around $1 each. I taped two with vertical stripes and one with horizontal stripes. ScotchBlue has a strong grip to keep it securely in place so paint won’t seep underneath, yet isn’t difficult to tear when pulling a piece off. Next, I took some gold paint suitable for multi-surfaces, including glass. I wanted a layering effect, so I feathered the paint on in “c” and diagonal strokes. Once a layer was dry I added another layer. Three layers completed my project. Within 15 minutes my paint was dry enough to remove the ScotchBlue tape. I peeled back a corner and it was a breeze to remove, leaving a crisp line.
To finish my project, I added some water, an orchid and an aspidistra leaf to each vase. Trick: if you make a sharp diagonal cut on the aspidistra stem, then bend it back and poke it through the leaf, you’ll get a stylish shape perfect to accent a single floral stem. Voila! Have a baby shower, or birthday party to throw this summer? Try making these in coordinating colors to run down the center of a table or cluster around a cake.