I am loving the dipped look that is being seen in furniture and other homewares at the moment and thought I would give it a go with some plain white vases and scratched bowls that I had lying around.
The first step is to wipe clean the vases/ bowls and ensure they are dry before starting. I bought some enamel paints from my local hobby/craft shop which included an enamel surface conditioner as well as a clear gloss glaze for a top coat.
I taped around my vases for a clean edge and then applied the enamel surface conditioner with a dry brush. When air dried, I painted the bottom section of my vases with the enamel paint and left to dry overnight. Then I removed the tape carefully and voila! I skipped the top coat but if you are planning on using your painted items in a microwave or oven this step is a necessity. I didn't bother as mine are solely for decorating purposes.
I am really happy with the result and they look so pretty on my hall table grouped together - I am using the bowl for my keys. Now I just need to resist painting all my other white objects as this is seriously addictive!