Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Aren't these pots pretty? I made them for the grandparents for Easter. I'm pretty happy with how they came out. What do you think?
Materials and Supplies
- Terra cotta pots
- Chalkboard paint
- Craft paint (pastel colors)
- Black craft paint
- Foam brush
- Foam spouncer
- Paint brush
How to Make This
1. Paint on several coats of chalkboard paint.
I started with the chalkboard paint. However, since the pots are so porous, it took SIX coats of chalkboard paint to get enough coverage. Next time, I would start with a primer or craft paint first to get more coverage.
2. Prepare your stencils.I bought a wall stencil with three birds. I decided to cut this into three birds so each pot would be different.
3. Tape the stencil to the pots.Try to get them flush to the pots so there are no gaps.
4. Use the foam spouncer to fill in the stencil with craft paint.Use a light touch when you do this so the paint doesn't seep under the stencil. I did three coats of the blue paint.
5. Paint the edge of the saucer rim.I just dabbed it on with the spouncer. At the end, I tried to draw a straight line with a paint brush, but I'm not sure that was necessary.
6. Untape the stencil.The lines of my stencil weren't as crisp as I had hoped. I used a paint brush and black craft paint to make the lines a little smoother.
7. Write the name on the pot with chalk.
8. Add flowers or herbs to the pots.
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