For my third project for Country View Crafts, I've decorated a cheap, plain terracotta plant pot with a variety of paints to match my dining room. The things I wanted to match are the wallpaper (a blue and gold design by Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen) and the curtains (Crowson Tournament):
|Fleur-de-lys motif on curtains|
|Gold and blue on wallpaper|
I used a mix of metallic acrylic paint, glimmer glaze, alcohol inks/mixatives and crackle glaze to decorate my pot to match, and echoed the fleur-de-lys on the curtains by adding a stencilled lily. Here's what I came up with:
Full instructions can be found on the Country View Crafts blog. I'd love to know what you think. If you haven't tried this kind of thing before, please do. It's very simple to do and the result is something you can enjoy for a long time.
What I used:
Paints etc: Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze "midnight rendezvous", Artiste acrylic paints "Antique gold", "Metallic sapphire", Ranger Inkssentials crackle accents, Adirondack alcohol ink "rust" and alcohol mixative "gold", Ranger blending solution
Tools: That Special Touch "mini floral masks"
Embellishments: Blue adhesive gems
- To get a patchy paint effect on the background I brushed glimmer glaze over a lighter colour using a stiff brush. I then dabbed more paint on using a washed baby wipe.
- To make the crackle glaze effect more noticeable, I rubbed rust alcohol ink into the cracks. To leave it only in the cracks I then wiped over the pot rim with some blending solution on a cloth.
- I used temporary spray adhesive to help hold the mask in place and to minimise 'bleeding' of the gold underneath the mask.
- I used alcohol ink/mixative on a cotton bud to touch up the design, and to add rust alcohol ink to the centre of the flower.
- Don't forget to paint the top inch of the inside of your pot!