Monday 16 June 2014

Pots of stencilling fun

Hello again, Amanda here with an idea for brightening up your houseplants with painted flower pots.  I've used a mixture of different paints and alcohol inks to transform a plain (and cheap!) terracotta pot to a custom decor accessory.  I hope you like it!

Here are some of the supplies I used for my project:

I started by giving a plain terracotta flower pot a coat of blue metallic acrylic paint.  I followed this with a coat of Tattered Angels "Midnight Rendezvous" glimmer glaze.  I used a stiff paintbrush for this, as I wanted a streaky finish that would let some of the lighter base colour show through. 

Next I dabbed on a coat of glimmer glaze (a washed baby wipe is great for this) and painted the rim of the pot with dark gold metallic acrylic paint

To finish the rim, I dabbed over some gold alcohol mixative, then applied two coats of crackle glaze.  Once dry, I highlighted the crackles by rubbing on some rust alcohol ink, then wiping the excess away with blending solution to leave the colour just in the cracks:

To add the flower design, I sprayed a That Special Touch mini mask with temporary adhesive and pressed it into place on the painted pot.  I then dabbed diluted gold alcohol mixative through the mask and around the edges. 

To give the flower more dimension, I dabbed a little rust alcohol ink onto the centre of the flower using a cotton bud.  Finally, I did a little tidying up - I painted some glimmer glaze around the edges and smudged it with a cloth to frame the flower, and I used a cotton bud with gold mixative on to neaten edges around the flower.  The finishing touch was three blue gems on the ends of the stamens. 

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!




  1. A lovely project Amanda, it's great to see home decor pieces and this is so practical - fab! Chris xxx

  2. Yum - those metallics are so cool, and the crackle on the rim is lovely!
    Alison x