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Painting Terracotta Pots with Acrylic Paint

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Difficulty Level Intermediate

Aren't these terracotta vases so pretty and ethnic looking? The colours have taken them to another level altogether. Place them in your verandah or balconies or merely as décor pieces in your living room, it's sure to add that positivity to the ambience. These art and craft ideas are easy to make that will help you to beautify your home.

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Terracotta Vase Painting

STEP 1:- Beginning to paint the terracotta vases

Painting Terracotta Pots with Acrylic Paint - Step 1 | Hobbyideas

Take plain terracotta vases of different shapes and sizes. We need to first give a base coat of of Acrylic Colour - White 27; with this the colour would stay brilliant and dense and also give a good finishing. Let this base coat dry completely, before you paint with your desired colour. We have used Acrylic Colour – Teal 68.

STEP 2:- Tracing the pattern / design on the terracotta vases

Painting Terracotta Pots with Acrylic Paint - Step 2 | Hobbyideas

We have chosen varied floral and geometrical patterns for the vases. Draw and trace the patterns on the vases placing them aesthetically all around and on the periphery of the vases with the help of black carbon paper.

STEP 3:- Adding colour to the vases

Painting Terracotta Pots with Acrylic Paint - Step 3 | Hobbyideas

Paint the motifs traced on the vases with Acrylic Colours – Black 02 and Coral Red 66 as you can see in the image. Let the paint dry completely.

STEP 4:- Painting a different shape of terracotta vase

Painting Terracotta Pots with Acrylic Paint - Step 4 | Hobbyideas

Now the next vase that we chose, paint it entirely using Acrylic Colour – Salmon Pink 65. Let the paint dry completely and then trace the motifs in a similar manner using black carbon paper.

STEP 5:- Painting the motifs

Painting Terracotta Pots with Acrylic Paint - Step 5 | Hobbyideas

Using Acrylic Colours – Maroon 14, White 27 and Greenery 67 paint the motifs in an aesthetic manner, like you see in the image. Leave it to dry completely.

At the end you may apply a coat of varnish for durability. Let it dry.

you will need

Fevicryl Acrylic Colours - Black 02, Maroon 14, White 27, Salmon Pink 65, Coral Red 66, Greenery 67, Teal Blue 68, Fine Art Brushes, Terracotta Vases, Colour Palette, Water Container, A4 Paper, Black Carbon Paper, Pencil