Good job, very creative and a lot of work. I'm the lazy kind, I've used Goop on the plastic pots. On the terra cotta ones, I've plastered them with cement and then painted/stained. Darn, those pots are expensive!
@ Kelli & keepingactive ~ for the terra cotta pots, I've bought mine at the 99cents store, coated them with a sealer [Mod Podge], then painted them with what color or colors I wanted. Of course, let each paint application dry before using the next color. Once you have all the color or colors on, then apply another coat of Mod Podge to do a final seal.
I've painted several terra cotta pots in this fashion. On some of the plastic pots that I have, I've applied a stencil and then colored in the stencil. Gives a rather dull looking pot a new lease on life. I thought I had taken a pic of one of my pots, will have to do a pic, so I can post it on this thread to show you how it came out.
Kelli ~ I like the turquoise droplets around the rim of your pot ~ anything with turquoise on it or in it gets an A+ from me! Good job!
Would you explain how you mend terra cotta pots with 'cement'? I guess the question is what kind of cement do you use? Cement brings to mind rubber cement and cement trucks!! :-)
Hi, I'm actually painting 9 of these 99 cent pots! I'm going to paint three each: blue, green and yellow. A friends husband is making me wooden pot holders to use on my back fence. I got the idea from Pinterest. I sealed the pots both inside and out first with JoSonja sealer (comes in a plastic bottle from Joanns or Michael s). I got Marsha Steward acrylic craft paint - will not get her band again, stick with DecoArt. Martha'd was too thick for my liking. I lightly sand with a paper bag between coats --just knocks off the little bubbles or whatnots that seem to appear. When I'm done, I will use spray sealer to seal them - spray sealer is much easier and faster!
I would show pictures, but apparently I have lot the capability of transferring from camera to PC,. it used to do it automatically when I plugged in the camera...will have to look into that! I am rather PC illiterate
Hi. I used the cement in the orange bag. Had some left over from another project. My LARGE terra cotta pot split down the side. I tried wrapping it with wire to keep it together, It worked, but the water kept running out. So I removed the plant and soil, and using gloved hands just patted on cement all around the pot, then used a slightly damp sponge to smooth it out--sort if like cleaning up grout. Then colored the cement using the stain they sell in the same area that they sell the cement. I actually did two of these pots this way, the first - I didn't think to smooth it out so it's rather shabby looking, but both are holding up really well as it's been about 3 yrs that I did it.
hey there keepingactive ~ regarding the camera to PC thing ~ I'm assuming that you shoot digital, right? Anytime I load my pics to my PC, I do it straight from the memory card. I don't even mess with that cable cord that comes with the camera for that purpose. I just put my memory card in the right slot on the computer & download to the computer after I create a folder in my photo section. Try it this way & see if it works for you. Then once you get the pics into the folder you create, then you can go in & rotate the pics if they need it.