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Mom’s Flower Vase

By: Candie Cooper
Candie Cooper
Candie Cooper
Candie Cooper is a jewelry designer with a passion for combining unique materials and color combinations, inspired by extensive travel and her years living in China.  Candie is the author of "Metalworking 101 for Beaders"(Lark Books 2009), "Felted Jewelry" (Lark Books 2007), and "Designer Needle Felting" (Lark Books 2007).  Currently she's creating designs for a variety of companies in the craft industry as well as for craft and jewelry-making publications.  Candie teaches workshops both nationally and internationally and has appeared on the Public Television series "Beads, Baubles and Jewels" as well as co-host for "Hands On."  She earned a Bachelor's degree in Art Education and Fine Arts from Purdue University.  For a further peek at her creative life, please visit www.candiecooper.com.
Personalize a clear vase with a photo in this easy project! Add further embellishment with your favorite trims and letters.
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Skill Level: Beginner


Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Liquid Fill Transparent Glass Paint - Kelp
Item #33202
Use for filling, spraying, dripping, and dipping on glass surfaces. Fine tip allows for quick and easy application. Paint of choice for Martha Stewart Crafts ® Paintable Clings. Weather resistant for indoor and outdoor use. Non-toxic. Permanent. Dishwasher safe on glass. 20 liquid fill colors for tinted effects. USA-made.

Martha Stewart Crafts ® Decoupage Multi-Surface Finish - Durable Gloss, 8oz
Item #33276
Martha Stewart Crafts® Durable Decoupage Gloss Finish can be used on any surface such as glass, fabric, paper, metal and wood to create a lustrous finish. It dries hard, with no tack. For indoor and outdoor use. Top-rack dishwasher safe, water base and non-toxic.

Plaid ® Brush Sets - Foam Brush Set of 3
Item #44269
Handy foam brushes are the perfect size for a variety of craft projects, including varnishing, basecoating and more. For use with waterbased finishes and paints only.

Other Supplies
Clear vase with flat surface
color copy of photo
paper towel
wax paper
chipboard letters
hot glue
glue stick


  1. Cut the photo out and lay onto wax paper.
  2. Following the manufacturer’s instructions, paint a thick coat of the MS Phototransfer medium onto the printed side of the photo and allow to dry for 24 hours. It’s important that you not be able to see the photo underneath the medium.
  3. Flip the dried photo over and place picture side down on the wax paper. Dampen the paper backing with a sponge and let sit for two minutes.
  4. Remove the paper backing by rubbing in a circular motion with a sponge. Take care not to rub through the photo.
  5. When the paper is removed, leave the photo piece to dry. Once dry, there may be areas that need more paper removed.
  6. Once the photo piece is ready, peel it from the wax paper and place the shiny side of the image down on the glass vase. Lay a piece of paper towel over the image and smooth down.
  7. Seal the photo piece with the MS decoupage gloss medium.
  8. Further embellish the vase with metallic ribbons and chipboard letters, applied with hot glue.
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Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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