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Marbled terracotta pots

Marbled terracotta pots

Marbled terracotta pots
Marbled terracotta pots
  Marbled terracotta pots are easy, fun and quick to make. My young friend helped me make marbled terracotta pots. That's one of the fun things about having a young friend come and stay is that I get to play with a different medium. It was a boys dream craft, spray paint cans and a lot of mess. Thankfully he fit my painting tee-shirt, so I didn’t send him home with paint covered clothes. I used black, silver and white spray paint to get a carrara marble look. Carrara is that gorgeous Italian marble - with a white background and black veins through it. You often see it used in tables, tiles in grand foyers and bathrooms, and I do believe Michelangelo used it for his statue of David. These marbled terracotta pots are really quick and easy to make and a lot of fun.

Marbled terracotta pots

Ingredients Terracotta pots Spray cans of paint (several colours) A large plastic tub (one you are happy to destroy!) Latex gloves
Marbled terracotta pots
spray paint pots
Spray a base coat (white) to the pots to allow paint to adhere to it. Allow to dry. Fill the tub with water; it needs to be large enough to roll the pot about within it.
Marbled terracotta pots
spray paint on surface of water
Spray the surface with spray paint, several different colours - I used black, silver and white to get a carrara marble look (enough to cover the water surface).
Marbled terracotta pots
spray paint
Take your pot and dip it lightly onto the surface, and roll your pot away from you so that it picks up the paint. Continue to spray paint on water surface and roll your pot until it is completely covered to your liking.
Marbled terracotta pots
Marbled terracotta
Sit it in a clean dry area, cover it with a large box or food cover to keep any leaves or bugs from landing on the surface.