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Ladybug Flower Pot

By: Chris Myer Williams
Chris Myer Williams
Chris Myer Williams
I have always found comfort and happiness when I was busy designing and creating. I have many interests and talents and often I am torn when deciding which art medium to work creatively in. Decorative painting is my first love; however, I also enjoy stenciling, jewelry making, sewing, crochet, needlework of all kinds, cooking, card making, faux finishes, decorating and gardening. Working in the craft and hobby industry for many years, I have enjoyed the pleasures of traveling, teaching, and sharing with others basic crafting how-tos! Currently, I am employed as the Marketing Education Director at Plaid. My career journey to this day, is still allowing me the gift of sharing with others the joys of crafting and finding their creative spirits! I hope that our creative paths may cross one day. Until then... happy creating!
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Supplies

FolkArt ® One Stroke™ Brushes - Brush Sets - Basic
Item #1171
These brushes are specifically designed to work with the FolkArt ® One Stroke painting technique to produce accurate, beautiful results. How-to and care information are featured on the back of the package.

$13.49

FolkArt ® Outdoor™ Acrylic Colors - Engine Red, 2 oz.
Item #1614
Rich and creamy premium quality acrylic paint formula formulated for use outdoors. UV and weather resistant, FolkArt Outdoor is self-sealing and dries to a satin sheen. Paint on a variety of surfaces, including: unpainted or painted metal, tin, terra cotta, wood, stone and concrete. Use for traditional stroke work, stenciling or sponging, colors blend like regular FolkArt acrylic paints. Cures in 48 hours.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Outdoor™ Acrylic Colors - Licorice, 2 oz.
Item #1640
Rich and creamy premium quality acrylic paint formula formulated for use outdoors. UV and weather resistant, FolkArt Outdoor is self-sealing and dries to a satin sheen. Paint on a variety of surfaces, including: unpainted or painted metal, tin, terra cotta, wood, stone and concrete. Use for traditional stroke work, stenciling or sponging, colors blend like regular FolkArt acrylic paints. Cures in 48 hours.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Outdoor™ Acrylic Colors - Lemon Custard, 2 oz.
Item #1661
Rich and creamy premium quality acrylic paint formula formulated for use outdoors. UV and weather resistant, FolkArt Outdoor is self-sealing and dries to a satin sheen. Paint on a variety of surfaces, including: unpainted or painted metal, tin, terra cotta, wood, stone and concrete. Use for traditional stroke work, stenciling or sponging, colors blend like regular FolkArt acrylic paints. Cures in 48 hours.

$2.59

Folkart ® Paint Tools - Detail Painters
Item #4156
Small format tools makes painting small stencil details easy and provide even and smooth coverage. Painters are perfect for use with adhesive stencils, minimizing paint bleeding under stencils. Set includes two 5/8" and three 1/4".

$4.89

Other Supplies
5/8” Daubers
1/4” Daubers
Terra cotta flower pot
Terra cotta saucer
Container for water
Paper towels
Foam plate
Scissors
Craft ribbon with ladybug design
White craft glue

Instructions


Surface Preparation: Wipe off flower pot and saucer with a paper towel.

Painting Instructions: 

  1. Colorbook paint/basecoat paint the following areas: Flower Pot Base – Lemon Custard,  Flower Pot Rim and Base of Saucer – Licorice
  2. Allow to dry and reapply a second coat if necessary.
  3. Using the 1/4” dauber, dip the sponge end in Engine Red paint and randomly dab the flower pot to create the bodies of the ladybugs.
  4. Load Licorice on the handle end of the No. 2 Script Liner Brush; paint a dot next to the Engine Red body to create the ladybug head.
  5. Thin Licorice paint; using the No. 2 Script Liner Brush, paint a line down the center of the body of each ladybug and paint the antennae. Add dots of Licorice to the ends of the antennae using the handle end of the No. 2 Script Liner Brush.
  6. Paint the curving flight path behind each ladybug adding descending dots using the handle end of the No. 2 Script Liner Brush dipped in Licorice paint. Begin dotting closest to the ladybug, continue dotting without reloading.
  7. Measure craft ribbon long enough to wrap around the flower pot rim and glue in place. Tie a bow with remaining ribbon, trim and glue bow in place on rim.
  8. Don’t forget to sign your name.
  9. Fill your flower pot gift with a special surprise for your favorite gardener. Enjoy!
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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