If you ask me, I’ll tell you that polka dots are always in! You can literally add them anywhere you want, and in just minutes you have a whole new look! Whether you’re young or less young, artsy or not, polka dots are always fun. It just so happens that I have the trick to adding perfect polka dots on a plain surface. And it works every single time! I use reinforcement labels, just the regular kind that you find at the office supply store. They can stick on almost any surface and can easily be removed after their interior has been filled with paint.
I found some old white bowls in the back of the kitchen cabinet and they’re perfect to show you how to add playful dots!
I placed the reinforcement labels on the surface at even intervals and colored their interior space with a small brush. For these porcelain bowls, I used acrylic craft paint in a pearl finish. But be sure to use the appropriate paint for the material you’re using it on.
It’s harder to use them on a white surface because they’re transparent and you can’t see them well. So you just have to find the specific angle where each one is more visible.
I applied two coats of paint, allowing about thirty minutes in between the coats to set. I removed the reinforcement labels before the second coat was totally dry, loosening around its exterior part with the tip of a very sharp knife.
And they came out beautifully dotted!
I can make polka dots on almost any surface I can think of, just by using reinforcement labels, which, by the way, are totally inexpensive. Plastic ones are better than paper ones because they can be removed more easily and come off in one piece.
The old plain white bowls had lost their shiningness after so many years, but now they have a fresh and happy spring look!
With this technique you can give a new appearance to any old (or new) dish ware, even on a surface that isn’t flat, like these bowls.
This is such an easy project that you’ll certainly enjoy, too!
And it works for every single little dot!