Happy Saturday, hope you’re enjoying the weekend.
Lavender has a beautiful scent and can be very relaxing. This week I tried a new project that involved some basic terra-cotta pots, lavender, paint, printed images and mod podge. I wanted to re-create a pot I recently saw in Pottery Barn catalog and online and realized I could make it myself but with a twist. They just used a plain terracotta pot, I wanted to do a transfer image on a painted pot.
For this project (I know that I may be a little behind some of the others in blogland) I got some inspiration from http://heavens-walk.blogspot.com/ and http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/ I tried Gesso for the first time on the outside of the pots and then added some grey paint as a light wash to give the white an aged effect.
Having gotten the transfer part down (after 2 tries lol) I needed to add the additional touch, so I placed a bunch of lavender and green Spanish moss in each pot. Now I had a touch of lavender…being Cloches and Lavender and all!
In the end, I hope you like the result, they may have even turned out better than PB! I liked them so much that I decided to keep one for myself and am giving one to my stepmom today for her birthday.
In the few final pictures of the finished pots, I added a little scene with one of my mercury glass birds along with another of my heirloom teacups.
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