So...its a far cry from the normal polka-dotted pattern, but I love it! I left the space in the middle just in case I wanted to add a rectangle box on the front and paint with the chalkboard paint. That way I could put the name of the plant on the front, or a sentiment, such as
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!" or "HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!", etc.
SO, here is how I did this!
(Project is completed using Deco Art's Patio Paints. They are fantastic on these terra cotta pots!)
2. With a 1" brush (or similar) paint the entire surface with Azalea. I like to paint the inner lip of the pot, and down just enough so that it will look completely painted once a plant is inserted. You don't have to paint it all the way down, though. I typically also leave the bottom of the pot unpainted, as well. If you have the saucer for the bottom of the planter, match it up with the same paint, as well. Doesn't it just look so pretty?!
Cloud White then dab off on your paper, to avoid an excess, and make your dots randomly all over the surface of the pot. Repeat on the saucer, as well.
4. Using a script brush, pull long thin lines from the tip of the strokes to the bottom of the pot, making random curved lines like reed, using Burgundy Rose. You can thin the paint down with a small amount of water, to ink consistency. This will help it flow better. Allow to dry.
5. Using Wrought Iron Black and a scrap of material or old sponge, randomly sponge randomly to add that "grunge look". Once you have it the way you want it, pull more lines just like you did with the Burgundy Rose, this time using the Black. Continue until you have it the way you like it!
I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I did! If you do make it, I'd love to see your pictures too!
If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to ask : )