DIY Abstract Painted Ring Holder

Time: 20 minutes + cure time
Materials: ceramic ring holder, vitrea 160 paint, brush, sharpie

DIY Abstract Painted Ring Holder-- click through for full tutorial!I am a total ring fanatic. The flashier the better I say (who’s with me?!). Instead of leaving my favorite pieces around the house, where they’re destined to get lost, I decided to give my boring plain ring holder a makeover. Who knows, maybe it will to encourage me to store my rings properly when I’m done wearing them.

Fingers crossed!

DIY Abstract Painted Ring Holder-- click through for full tutorial!

DIY Abstract Painted Ring Holder-- click through for full tutorial!I used Vitrea 160 paint because I like the translucent feel. it’s also dried completely flat and there are no visible brushstrokes. You can use acrylic paints, but results will vary.

DIY Abstract Painted Ring Holder-- click through for full tutorial!The best part about this project is that you don’t really have to have experience as a painter to achieve this abstract look. Just start by brushing on your lightest colors. You can then go back in with your darker colors, somewhat overlapping what you just painted; however, be sure the previous color has dried so you don’t smear. I found with the Vitrea 160, the lighter colors still peeked through (you can see that a bit in the photo above).

Once all of the paint is dry, you can add dots, dashes or other patterns with a Sharpie.  If you used the same paint that I did, you’ll want to let it dry for 24 hours then bake for 40 minutes at 325˚F to cure completely.

DIY Abstract Painted Ring Holder-- click through for full tutorial!

 

DIY Abstract Painted Ring Holder-- click through for full tutorial!