Clay pots by Gloria
Paint....your choice of color
Napkin Applique Glue
Decoupage and or Weather Proof Clear Sealer
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
For a background texture, I chose to use napkins.
Most napkins have two or three layers.
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
very well and are ready to go back outside this spring!