Now that school is almost over, Jessica from Loveleigh Creative Soul has a perfect project you can gift to your child's teachers!
Think of how wonderfully wood soaks up paint, it’s like wood and paint were made for each other. Have you ever painted terracotta? It’s almost like paint and terracotta were even MORE made for each other! Terracotta is a special material; it’s absorbent but also chalky, allowing for the most beautiful (and easy) distressed finishes.
For this project I used:
I had these pots left over from a previous project. The pots have 2-3 layers of varying Country Chic Paint colors (Elegance, Backyard Picnic, Simplicity, Sweet Dreams). The best way to create an antiqued or vintage look on a terracotta pot is to apply paint with a dry brush technique. Simply dip your dry brush, lightly, into paint and applying with your desired pressure to determine coverage.
I dry brushed a fair layer of Country Chic Cheesecake paint , using a synthetic bristle paint brush, over the existing color. Allowing it to completely dry, I sanded through the Cheesecake topcoat to reveal the bottom colors and the clay pot itself. The paint and terracotta will sand very easily, it doesn’t require much pressure at all.
Lastly, I had my twins add a little bit of extra paint fun with a cotton swab (this was a Mother’s Day gift for their grandmother’s, and they are 1- super fun), lettered “grow” over the paint with a Sharpee and did a little more distressing, planted my plant and voila- super simple gift idea.
This photo shows some varying paint colors that were used, and the lettering prior to being sanded. I love how these pots turned out- easy and adorable.