By Guest Blogger Satya from the blog Craftopedia
Satya shares tons of tips for painting in all different mediums and on many different things. Check out the YouTube tutorials for even more explanations!
From India to Netherlands, from Egypt to Japan, Pottery and pot paintings had a deed relation with home decoration. Having richly crafted pottery will enhance the classic look of any house. The ancient ‘Pietra dura’ floral designs will give a traditional appearance while abstract patterns provide a modern look to your pots. Thus, for people looking for a hobby that is economical and will improve the look of your interiors is – Pot Painting.
Painting pots and decorating your home with them is an artistic way to relax. It is a perfect leisure activity for all age groups. The icing on the cake is that it is highly cost efficient. You can purchase an earthen pot for 50 cents, paints and brushes for 2 dollars and other materials for another 1 dollar. I spent 4 dollars on this craft.
Look at some of my creations –
Aren’t they Delightful?
And believe me when I say I made all these pots for $3. Yes, only for $3 (almost Rs. 200/-). What are we waiting for? Lets get Started –
Making Abstract Designs on a pot using enamel paints –
Paints such as enamel, glass paints and oil paints are not soluble in water. That is, they will float on water. Using this character of enamel paints can produce an awesome design on the water’s surface which can be transferred to the pot. This post will teach you how to do that technique to get a fantastic abstract pot for home decor.
You need –
- A pot (Painted with white acrylic/enamel paint)
- Enamel Paints (at least 2 colors)
- A Tub full of water. (The diameter of the tub should be slightly greater that the height of the pot.)
- A Stick (To make patterns on water)
- Gloves (optional)
- Newspapers (To avoid mess).
Fill the tub with water. Pour 2-3 colors of enamel paint in the water. (you will notice that the enamel paint will float on top on the water surface). Take a Stick and stir the surface of water to get abstract patterns in the colors. Then, take the pot and hold it on the water surface. Slowly rotate it on the water surface to transfer the design onto the pot. If some part on the pot is left without paint, pour some more paint into the tub and repeat the process until the pot is covered. Then let it dry for 48 hours.
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