I was looking for a way to make some very simple Spring-themed gifts for friends, neighbors and family, came up with an idea and love how it turned out. If you are anything like me, this time of year you are yearning to soak up all growth that this season brings.
Flowering spring bulbs are a great way to do that and so I knew I wanted to go that direction. If you start soon enough, you can force some bulbs
What I used to make ‘mossy’ and aged terra cotta pots
This is really so very easy-peasy and also quick as the acrylics dry so fast.
With your green, just put a few patches of ‘moss’ in a couple of random places
Let it dry for about a half hour.
Water down the white chalk paint…about 75/25 water to paint.
Use a paper towel to dab the white on and then immediately wipe it off, more in some places…just very haphazardly.
Use about the same 75/25 ratio for the glazing medium/brown paint and dab it on with a paper towel and then immediately rub it off in places, again, without a pattern...just here in there.
And don't forget to age the saucers too!
Here's a wee little video showing how I aged terra cotta pots. Note that in the video I used more paint than I recommend in 75/25 ratio for both the white and the brown glaze. The still pictures in this post reflect me using closer to the 75/25 ratio.
I tucked the hyacinths in the pots and added a little sign using my Cricut Explore Air. The sign just finishes the gifts perfectly. You can see how I made the signs over on my blog.
This was such an easy and economical gift, and one that I really enjoyed gifting. And I'm pretty sure I'll be aging more pots very soon.