Painted Pots

Painted Pots - Gardening Book

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Painted Pots
Over 20 inspirational projects for the home and garden

by Simona Hill

ISBN 0754804607
64 pages; 8.2 X 8.2
Full-color photographs and illustrations throughout

Personalize a whole range of containers, pots and planters for both home and garden using fun and easy paint techniques. Try color washing, stamping, marbling, sponging, gilding, and stenciling using easy-to-follow instructions, then learn how to transform plain ceramic, glass, terracotta, plastic, metal and wood containers into original, hand-crafted designer accessories to decorate the interior and exterior of your home.

Painted Pots presents a fun way to personalize home and garden pots using paints that don't require kiln setting. The results are durable painted garden ornaments will withstand heat and frost, so even when your plants have died back for the winter you can pick up the planters and boxes and rearrange them into a permanent eye-catching display.

For the home, there are plenty of ideas for bold, colorful accessories such as the citrus fruit bowl and the kitchen herb jars. Try your hand at gilding and aging terracotta plant pots, or create a simple spongeware jug for a home with a country look. Complete beginners could tackle the stamped Grape Jug with ease, while those with more experience might like to try hand painting a sunflower vase.

Whatever your style and taste, whether it is bright and colorful designs, country-style spongeware, opulent gilding, or simple and elegant designs, Painted Pots contains something for everyone.

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