I'm obsessed with my windowsill plants. They're my babies. I think I'm so obsessed with them because they're the only plants I haven't straight-up tortured to death (a moment of silence for those lost thanks to my forgetting that plants actually need water). I've even has some success propagating my succulent plant (see Instagram for proof), which I'm giddy over. Hooray for small wins.
Since these greens are essentially my children, I like playing dress-up with them. They were wearing fun lettering before, & now they're all stripes! I've been in a mad black & white mood lately. Rubber bands made the stripe-painting a breeze. I want to try this same technique with glass-etching soon!
To start seeing stripes, you'll need:
- Terra-cotta pot
- Flat-sidded rubber bands (like the ones pictured above)
- Two colors of acrylic paint
Step 1 | Paint the entire terra-cotta pot with a base color, i.e. the color that will show up as the lines. Wait until dry.
Step 2 | Wrap rubber bands around the pot.
Step 3 | Paint over the terra-cotta pot with top color. If you are going from dark to light, you will need to use more than one coat of the light-colored paint. Wait until dry, & remove rubber bands.
P.S. RIP to these little plant babies seen in a previous project. Yep, they're dead too.