InstructionsWith fine sandpaper, lightly sand any rough surfaces of clay container. Wash in warm soapy water and allow to dry thoroughly (if clay is cold to the touch, it is not dry; should feel room temp.) Basecoat container with desired color. Paint design. Finish with a spray sealer (I used a Matte sealer but a glossy sealer could be used to give it a shiny look). Also, place a piece of cork (like a round ...
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Type of item: Home Decor
Clay container Acrylic paint
What was your inspiration?
I have sunflower kitchen towels and pot holders and wanted something to hold kitchen utensils. I also teach decorative painting classes and wanted to show an example of something they could paint and give as a gift that did not have a Christmas design (which would get packed away after the holidays and not be used till next year). Something like this could be used all year round.
What are you most proud of?
The reaction of the students. They really liked them and one student ordered 2 of them which was totally unexpected. I just wanted to show them ways to use the things they have learned and give them some creative ideas for gift giving.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Don't get too hung up on patterns. Learn a few basic things and then release your own creativity. These flowers and leave are taught in the One Stroke beginner classes. You can check out my fan page on FB (Diana's Designs -Ladybug Creations),to see some other things I've painted and given as gifts.