Roopashree here! I am back with my 2nd DT post and this one is also a n inspiration for the home decor theme. Delighted to share the pictorial of this altered terracotta pot. This pot was lifelessly, lying on the shelf for about 5 years now…I am so glad it got a makeover after ages & made justice to its wait.
Let get into designing.
Take a terracotta pot, give a coat of black gesso. It will act as a primer. Let it dry completely.
Now we will add some texture to the surface. Here I have taken aluminum foil, cut into required length; crushed it & stuck it to the surface covering the entire pot using glue.
PS: Crushed aluminum foil gives a great texture background.
Apply a coat of black gesso to cover the foiled surface & to give a base coat.
To add more interest & texture I have used Little Birdie Grainy Texture Paste & Fiber Paste, applied it randomly in few places.
Decorated the pot with embellishments available in the store. You can use metal charms, jewelry findings, metal beads, primed chipboard, bottle caps, handmade flowers etc. I have added some embellishments from my stash, layered & arranged them as shown in the image. I have used heavy gel medium to stick the embellishments. Wait till everything dries and only then continue with the next step.
Give a coat of black gesso covering the embellishments. Wait for it to dry naturally or use a heat gun to fasten the process.
Now select any 2 or 3 chalk paint colors & color the flower & leaves with dry brush technique.
Here I have used Orange Splash, Lemon & Marsh green to highlight the flowers.
Lastly I added jute thread at the bottom & around the neck of the pot.
Here are a few clicks of the finished project.
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