DecoArt Fourth of July Flower Pots

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by DecoArt Design Team

DecoArt Fourth of July Flower Pots

These terra cotta pots add patriotic color to your summer entertaining.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours + dry time

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Notes:
    •Let paint dry before applying another color to same area you just finished painting.
    •Rinse brushes between colors.

    Using 1 inch sponge brush, basecoat sides and bottoms of three pots True Blue. Paint side and bottom of remaining pot Lipstick. Using different 1 inch sponge brush, paint three saucers True Blue and one saucer Lipstick. Paint rim and interior of one True Blue pot with True Blue. Rinse brush. Paint rim and interior of the remaining True Blue pots with Lipstick. Use remaining 1 inch sponge brush to paint rim and interior of Lipstick pot Vanilla Shake.
  • 2
    Use small and large stencil brushes to apply random True Blue dots to Lipstick pot. Rinse and air-dry applicators.
  • 3
    Measure and mark 1 inch stripes on True Blue pot with True Blue trim. Using 1 inch flat brush, paint alternating stripes with Lipstick.
  • 4
    With pencil, lightly draw large and small stars on True Blue pot with Lipstick trim.
  • 5
    Using #2 flat brush, paint large stars Vanilla Shake. Using same brush, paint small stars Lipstick. Using #3 round brush, paint tiny stars on Lipstick pot. Using large round sponge applicator, paint Vanilla Shake dots onto remaining True Blue pot. Using handle end of #3 round brush, paint small Vanilla Shake dots around top and bottom of True Blue and Lipstick stripes on True Blue pot. Wipe off brush handle.
  • 6
    After everything is completely dry, use rinsed 2 inch flat brush to apply coat of Clear Coat to all four pots and saucers.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours + dry time

Project Supplies

  • •Several Jars of DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint in Each of the Following Colors: Vanilla Shake, Lipstick & True Blue as well as Gloss Varnish
  • •Three of Main Line Pottery's Standard 6" Clay Pots & Saucers
  • •Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Synthetic Bristle Round 3 & Flat 2
  • •Three Loew-Cornell 1" Sponge Brushes
  • •Nicole™ Crafts 3/4", 1" & 1/2" Stencil Brushes
  • •Paper Towels&##044; Water Container, Paper Plate or Palette, Measuring Tape & Pencil