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Copper vase

Transform a plain ceramic vase into a fabulous copper masterpiece with a little bit of help from Resene.

Resene art with Mark Rayner - Project 90

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Clean cloth, old vase - ours was ceramic, glazed on the inside and unglazed (but nonporous) on the outside, paintbrush, Resene Acrylic Undercoat, Resene Aquaclear gloss, Resene testpots of Resene Copper Fire and Resene Wild West, Sandpaper.

To get the look: Mark painted the background wall with Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen tinted to Resene Half Dutch White.

Other ideas: For a dazzling purple metallic effect apply two coats of Resene Funtasia over a basecoat of Resene Daisy Bush.

Step 1
Step one
Lightly sand the outside of the vase to ‘key’ the surface.
Step 2
Step two
Wipe off any sanding residue with a clean cloth.
Step 3
Step three
Apply one coat of Resene Acrylic Undercoat to the outside of the vase and allow to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Apply one coat of Resene Wild West to the outside of the vase and allow to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Apply one coat of Resene Copper Fire to the outside of the vase and allow to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Apply a second coat of Resene Copper Fire to the outside of the vase and allow to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Apply a coat of Resene Aquaclear to the outside of the vase and allow to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Apply two further coats of Resene Aquaclear to the outside of the vase, allowing the first coat to dry before applying the second.

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