Hand Painted Black-Eyed Susan Flower Pots
I wanted to decorate my side porch with items that reflect our surroundings. I have a gorgeous patch of Black-Eyed Susans along the brick walk up that leads to our side porch. What could be more fun than hand-painting a few bright yellow flowers on some hunter green pots?
- clay flower pots and trays (mine were 4” tall)
- acrylic gloss spray
- 1/4 angle brush 50602 Plaid
- 0/10 spotter brush 50600 Plaid
- 1/8 angle brush 50602 Plaid
- 1” foam brush
- Black-Eyed Susan coloring sheet- get yours here
- paints- American Yellow Ochre and Asphaltum, Folk Art True Burgundy and Vintage White, Apple Barrel 20360 Light Yellow Gloss, 20407 Hunter Green, and 20472 Leaf Green
- baby wipe
- colored chalk (a color that will contrast with the flower pot color)
Paint the flower pots and trays with several coats of Hunter Green using the 1″ sponge brush. Let dry. You can use a hair dryer to hurry things along.
Print a copy of the Black-Eyed Susan Coloring Sheet. Turn the paper over and rub colored chalk on the back. I used purple, but any color will work against the darkness of the Hunter Green.
Lay the coloring sheet on the flower pot and trace the flowers with a pencil. The chalk on the back of the coloring sheet will create a lovely flower pattern for you to paint.
Paint the flowers Yellow Ochre using the 1/4 angle brush. This will take several coats of paint. Rinse the brush, then paint the flower centers Asphaltum. Let dry.
Use the 1/8 angle brush to paint Light Yellow highlights on the flower petals (this step is pictured above, as well as below). Rinse the brush, then use True Burgundy to paint a circle in the middle of the Asphaltum flower centers. Let dry.
Use the 0/10 spotter brush to make a circle of Light Yellow dots around the True Burgundy flower centers. Make a few Light Yellow highlights along the right side of the flower centers as well. Let dry. Next, use the 1/8 angle brush to paint a few Antique White highlights on the flower petals, and on one side of the flower centers. Let dry.
Wiggle in some green vine squiggies (use the 0/10 spotter to make the squiggies), stems, and leaves using a mixture of the Hunter Green and Leaf Green paints and the 1/8 angle brush. Let dry. I always finish my projects by painting my initials and the year somewhere near the bottom of the painted surface. Wipe off any leftover chalk gently with a baby wipe.
Take the pots outdoors, and spray with acrylic gloss sealer.
You’re done! Time to put some plants in those pots!
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