I don’t know what exactly it is about succulents, but I can’t resist buying them. I don’t think I’ve ever made it in and out of Home Depot without picking up at least one little cactus or succulent. This past summer I also started a little propagation project. It’s going pretty well, but very slowly.
Well ever since I saw these beads by the very talented Fran of Fall for DIY, I’ve been wanting to try something similar. Fran used glaze and acrylic paint to create a faux ceramic look, but I wanted to try the same general idea with Mod Podge to create a faux glazed effect.
What you need:
- A terra cotta pot
- White acrylic paint
- Watercolor paint (acrylic would work too)
- Gloss Mod Podge
- A medium sized paint brush
What you do:
Start by prepping your terra cotta pot. I painted mine with two coats of white acrylic paint and gave it plenty of time to dry.
Pour Mod Podge into a bowl next to your watercolor paint. I used some paint straight out of the tube without adding any water and it worked beautifully. You could also play around with different techniques to get slightly different looks.
If you want to create an ombre look like I did, start by painting the pot with clear Mod Podge, and then slowly start mixing some watercolor in as you paint. I also wanted to create a brushy look.
Keep adding more watercolor to the Mod Podge and keep painting horizontal brushstrokes across the pot. Add some dark strokes at the bottom.
Especially if you used a lot of watercolor paint near the bottom, I would recommend adding another clear coat of Mod Podge after the first one has fully dried.
I’m so pleased with how this little guy turned out. I only made one for now, but I’m definitely planning on making a few more as well. The pictures don’t quite capture the pretty glossiness that makes them look like beautiful hand painted ceramic art.
This post was originally a contributor post at Mod Podge Rocks.