Customizing a plain container adds the color and appeal of special effects. Layers of paint supply even more texture to our grooved resin pot. Choose paint in several hues (we used light gray, dark gray, and black). The secret to the crackly finish is white crafts glue that’s extra-easy to apply when thinned with a splash of water. Use doilies to stamp on patterns. Two coats of spar urethane protect the painted finishes from moisture.
Brush a coat of dark gray exterior paint onto the pot. If you are using a textured pot, make sure to put plenty of paint on the brush to get into the crevices. Let dry.
Brush on white crafts glue. When the glue has begun to dry but still feels tacky, brush on a coat of light gray exterior paint. Let the crackle finish dry.
Pour black enamel paint onto a disposable plate. Lightly dip one side of a doily into the paint and press it onto the pot. Remove the doily, being careful not to smudge the edge of the transferred paint, and let dry.
Repeat step 4 around the exterior of the pot, reapplying paint to the doily as needed. Let the paint dry. You can also use another doily or stencil and dark gray exterior paint to repeat the process and create a one-of-a-kind pattern. Spray on two coats of spar urethane, letting dry between coats.
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