Pots Using Napkins
by Gloria Davis of Independence Mo.
Spring is on it's way and you need some new pots for outdoors or indoors right? Try sprucing up your ordinary clay pots with this simple idea!
First, I cleaned the pots very good with water and let them dry overnight. Next, I applied a base coat on the pot with a sealer and then painted it with a base coat color that I wanted to be in the background.
For a background texture, I chose to use napkins. Most napkins have two or three layers. First I cut out the parts of the napkin that I wanted to put on the clay pot. I saved 3 layers and used the bottom layers to keep the paint from bleeding through to my top layer of napkin. If for any reason I wasn't happy with the intensity of the top layer color I painted over the top of the original design.
I used Aleene's napkin applique to apply each layer of napkin. I let each layer dry completely before starting a new layer. After I was finished applying the napkin and did the painting that I wanted on the pot, I then applied a coat of decoupage for protection. Several of the pots were going to be used outside and those I chose to use a clear weather proof sealer on.
I was very happy with the combination of paints and napkins and they
weather the summer
So, do you have a set (or lots of sets) of markers and are a little
bored with the ole usual drawing? Need something exciting to do with
Do any drawing using water soluble markers (not those permanent markers) and try to use lots of lines in your drawing. When your drawing is done, put it on a protective layer of newspapers and go grab a paintbrush and some water. Dip your brush into the water, but not too much! Trace along all or some of the lines in your drawing and watch the colors bleed and blend. When you are done and your drawing is dry, you might want to go back and add some more dry marker accents! Enjoy!
Written by Carolyn S. Nehring, The Head Bead, Eclectic Etc., Inc. Beads and Supplies and publisher of Etcetera.