Dripped Watercolor Terracotta Pot Tutorial

Dripped Watercolor Terracotta Pot Tutorial

I love watercolors so much that I had to use some on a terracotta flower pot for my deck. Ok, it's not actual watercolor paints........... just watered down acrylics, but the effect is the same. Here's how it's made:

Materials:
  • Terracotta Pot
  • White Paint for your base- you can use acrylic, latex wall paint or even spray paint.
  • Several tubes of acrylic paint in the colors of your choice- use these for the watercolor dripping
  • Paint brush, palette, and water
  • Spray sealer (optional) Krylon Clear Acrylic Coating Spray works well

Step 1:  Paint the entire outside of your pot with your base color.  I used white because I wanted the watercolors on top to really stand out, but you can use other colors too.  Just keep 'em light. Let dry and paint the top part of the inside of the pot.  Let dry completely.

Step 2: On your palette, mix some acrylic paint with water.  Water it down really well so that it will drip. Then with the pot upside down, drip paint with your brush.  Just apply it to the top and let it run.  If the paint doesn't run when you put it on, just add a little water to in on the pot and it will go!

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Step 3:  Add more colors on top of the first, letting the drips run where they may.  I stuck with just three colors here.  They tend to mix as you apply them, so I wouldn't do more than four.

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Dripped Watercolor Terracotta Pot DIY

Step 4:  Let the paint dry completely, then take it outside to give it a good coat of sealer spray if desired. Your beautiful paint job will last longer than way.

Dripped Watercolor Terracotta Pot DIY

All that's left is to fill your artwork with some pretty flowers and enjoy!

Dripped Watercolor Terracotta Pot DIY
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Dripped Watercolor Terracotta Pot Tutorial

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