I’m constantly picking up art project supplies for the boys. I get all excited and figure out a project and pick up the plans and then Hudson will normally humor me and do some version of it, but Asher will leave me and just ask me to do it for him. Hence the adorable painted elephants everyone loved on instagram. I was going over our craft supplies and saw we still had the terra cotta pots I picked over the summer. I was on instagram like one always is and found the work of artist, Marianne Angeli Rodriguez and her beautiful peace planters. I loved the variety of colors on each pot and then the face overlay and decided to give it a shout myself!
Here is what you will need:
Step 1: Pick around 4 colors and get to painting. This can be whatever you like, but I just started painting shapes like circles and ovals and then gave them borders and then painted the empty space an additional color. Now once that dries you can just glaze it and be done.
I used this one as a make up holder on my vanity. In went my make up brushes, mascaras and eye lines. Super cute and easy!
Step 2: If you want a face on the vase then paint your abstract shapes in your four colors. Let that dry. Once it’s dry take your paint pen and draw in your face. Here you can really do whatever you like. I found this face on a piece of jewelry and it seemed easy to tackle so I just went to town and replicated it. Once that’s dry then you use the triple glaze for that nice high gloss finish.
For this cute lady pot I decided to give her some hair and add a small mum plant.
Isn’t she cute? I gifted her to my sister for her birthday. I think it’s super cheerful and happy and I love her mum hair!
Mums are everywhere this fall. I think they would even look cute super sized and put on your front stoop. Super easy. You get to go as colorful and ornate as you like. It was a fast project, easy clean up and great therapy. For me there is nothing better than grabbing a paint brush and just zoning out.