The pots I painted ahead of time. If you are going to use these outside, you will want to use exterior paints. After painting the pots, I grabbed my supplies, and got inky! First I did NOT put my Cocoa Mouse images (both from the Feeling Fruity Cocoa Set) on a block. This way they are easier to "wrap around" the pot. Next I inked them up with some StazOn ink, and pressed them carefully onto the pot. Now...I will be honest...I messed the first one up...lol. BUT, a little repainting, and it was all fixed. So...I guess a tip will be...make sure you have the base paint handy. Next I let them dry totally. Here is what they looked like. Hidden under that red trimmed pot is one more little pot...which I used the "Sweet" sentiment from the So Sweet Cocoa set to stamp on that one.
Last, I used my watercolor crayons to color in each of the images. Here is how it turned out. I just love the way this turned out. Super cute, and really fun to make too. Now if you are going to hang them outside, you will need to seal them/waterproof them. You can just get a can of spray from you local hardware store to seal them up. These guys are going in my bay window for now, so I did not seal them...yet.
Well that is what I came up with for this week's Crazy 4 Cocoa challenge...now head on over to the Crazy 4 Cocoa blog and see what the other ladies have come up with. Then grab a Cocoa image either one you have, or check out the Sweet 'n Sassy store if you don't have one, and link up your creation for us to see!