by Tracia Ledford Williams
Create a wonderful
perch for your feathered freinds from painted clay pots.
You will need:
- Acrylic Paint - Ivory, Spring
Green, Green, Magenta, Black, Periwinkle Blue, and Yellow
- Interior-exterior varnish
- 5" x 5" compressed
- Pencil with new eraser
- #5 Round brush
- Small stencil brush
- 1" Sponge brush
- Silicone Glue
- Use the sponge brush
to basecoat the bottom and sides of the saucer
yellow, the bottom and sides of the pot blue and the top
edge of the pot green.
- Transfer the shapes
to the compressed sponge and cut out. Dip the shapes in
the water to expand then wring out excess.
- Turn the flower pot
upside down. Dip the flower petal sponge in ivory paint
and make side view and full view daisies around the sides
of the pot. Paint flower centers yellow then add ivory highlights
and tiny black dots around the centers.
- Dip leaf shapes in
green paint and add leaves around the flowers. Use the round
brush to paint stems and blades of grass.
- Dip pencil eraser
in yellow and magenta and scatter dots around the pot.
- Print magenta ladybugs
on flower stems and around the base of the pot. Using a
round brush, paint the head, antennae, feet and body dots
with black. Let dry.
- Brush on 3 coats of
matte varnish, allowing each coat to dry between applications.
- Glue the saucer on
top of the pot with silicone glue.
Note: Bring your birdbath indoors during freezing weather
to prevent cracking.
Delta Ceramcoat® Acrylic Paint and Matte Interior-Exterior
Varnish; Eagle® Golden Taklon Brushes; Fiskars®
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