Aug 27, 2011

A New Look for Terracotta

I like an World look for my Terracotta pots... it is fun to create it.... and very simple...

Just take some spackling compound that you use to repair holes in the wall and cover the pot...Then with a plastic baggie on your hand make textures and swirls to your liking...take a stick or nail and make marks or designs in the putty...

I also make polymer clay stamped pieces such as this Sun design or Chinese coins and embed them in....let this dry overnight....

I then make a weak tea of antiquing glaze, paint it on, then take a damp cloth and lightly wipe it off leaving the lines and crevices darker...
I also add some antiqued cheesecloth along the top edge because I like lots of texture ...

There are many things that could be done with this to suit your style and liking...Hope this inspires you to try one...It is a lot of fun and a great way to reuse any left over putty...

These pots are decorative only and I would not use them outside. If you add a plant, I would highly suggest putting it in a plastic pot to insert inside. The putty is not water proof and will crumble if a plant is potted straight in... the only downside to this.
( I usually put my plants into plastic pots anyway because it hold the water better.)

7 comments:

Amanda ~ Blue LaReve said...

You made these!?!? They're beautiful!!!!

Linda said...

Thanks...They are really easy to do...and fun...:)

**Anne** said...

I love these pots. AWESOME!

Kathy said...

Hi, First time visitor, I have come from Vintage Green.
I love your pots, great idea.
One I will have to do. Drop by for a visit. Kathy

Linda said...

Thanks Kathy... I will :)
Thanks for all the nice compliments Ladies..

laoi gaul~williams said...

fantastic! they look wonderful *looks round room for boring pot...*

Bohemian said...

Great idea, I love the earthy look it creates... thanks for sharing!

Dawn... The Bohemian

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