You only need craft paint and a clear vessel. I used two shades of pink and a gold.
Since my vases were small, I dropped a quarter-sized dollop of each color of paint into the bottom and started swirling the vase until the paint covered the entire inner surface.
The large pink swirl was created when I added more pink paint because I didn't think I had poured enough inside. You need patience to swirl the paint slowly.
I turned them over to dry, at first on a paper towel, but then I switched to wax paper so I wouldn't end up with any fuzz from the paper towel.
When I turned the vase upside down, some of the paint started running down, changing the shape of the swirls I previously had.
I put a few stems inside before they were completely dry, so there isn't any water in them yet.
I also tried a solid gold vase, which I really like.
You could make these vases with any combination of paint colors and any size vase. I think I must be paint happy lately because I have another paint project up for you tomorrow!