Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Painted Flower Pot

Many projects come to me by way of the following...Could you make/paint/sew/draw/create/_____ for me?
Karen's Flower Pot
I tend to like these little requests for they generally have few restrictions and get me out of my current creative rut, I mean routine.  So when I was asked to decorate a plastic flower pot for a wedding I said sure.  I'd been toying with the idea of adding color to my doodling and this project seemed right to give it a try.  Hello paint!  First I sanded the pot where I intended to paint.  Then I painted a light green base coat.  I used acrylics for this project since I had them on hand and they dry quickly.  After I drew my design round the pot in pencil it was just a matter of painting it in.  I was having a garage sale at the time so there was plenty of sitting time available for painting.
Karen's Flower Pot
I knew from the start I wanted to outline the image but when I tried black it was all wrong.  Too harsh looking.  My next thought was to use gold as a base coat for brown but decided to keep it once I saw how lovely it looked.
Karen's Flower Pot
A final coat of clear sealer finished this fun project.  Sort makes me want to paint all the pots in my yard and house!


happydays525 said...

I LOVE this Misty!!!! Totally adorable!

Patty said...

Very cool!

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