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Clay Pot Snail with FolkArt Paint

By: Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis was destined to be an artist…at least that was what she was told from Kindergarten on. Born outside of Cleveland, Ohio, she was blessed to have been given an incredible art education all through her school years and from her creative and talented parents. Growing up in a world where every day brought some new creative adventure, it was no surprise that she went on to graduate from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a B.F.A. in graphic design. Her professional life included working in many fields from industrial advertising to American Greetings. Most gratifying was working as a designer for the largest craft company, Plaid Enterprises in Georgia where she now resides.She paints and creates felt soft sculptures inspired by said paintings and now sells them through her shop STELLALOLA on Etsy. She is inspired by many things around her…most importantly, a wonderful family, an insanely happy German Shepherd and one stoic Alaskan Malamut.
A smiling snail is cleverly created with clay pots.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Pink, 2 oz.
Item #413
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Patina, 2 oz.
Item #444
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Medium Yellow, 2 oz.
Item #455
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Yellow Citron, 2 oz.
Item #503
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Calypso Sky, 2 oz.
Item #524
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 2 oz.
Item #901
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home decor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Licorice, 2 oz.
Item #938
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

Other Supplies
Ashland™ 2” clay pots – ten
Ashland™ 1 ½” clay pots – three
Floracraft® 1 ½” foam balls - three
Jute
Wire
Flat brush ½”
Liner brush #1
Stencil brush 1/8”
Glue or hot glue
Brush basin
Foam plates
Paper towels
Craft knife
Wire cutters

Instructions

  1. Base coat two each of the 2” clay pots with Pink, Medium Yellow, Yellow Citron, Calypso Sky and Wicker White. Let dry. 
  2. Paint bodies of the three 1 ½” pots Patina. Also paint two foam balls Patina and let dry. 
  3. Cut the third foam ball into quarters. Insert one piece into smaller clay pot and glue. Stack second clay pot inside first at an angle and glue. Repeat with third pot to create neck of snail. 
  4. Glue painted foam ball to end of neck. Create eyes by dipping opposite end of paint brush into paint. Stencil cheeks with Pink and paint mouth with liner brush.
  5. Glue matching colors of larger pots together rim to rim. Place glued pots on one end to create a circle. Glue together at rims and turn to place them upright as shown. 
  6. Cut a length of wire and bend at tone end to create a needle. Thread a long piece of jute through eye of “needle” and weave jute in and out of pot openings until a star is created. Glue two ends of jute to rim of bottom front pot where neck will be placed. 
  7. Cut two lengths of wire and curl at ends. Insert into snail head with glue. 
  8. Flatten one side of last painted foam ball and glue round side into last pot of neck. Glue flat side to rim of pot with glued jute ends. 
Tip: Embellish pots of snail “shell” with paint, trims or rhinestones for a more decorative look.
Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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