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Paint the saucer - I used some leftover chalk paint which covers really nicely. The tester pots cover just as well, so any paint will do! (Remember to paint at least part of the inside - as some will still be visible even with the pot on top). Once you have finished painting, set it to one side to dry completely.

SECURE TWO STRIPS OF WASHI TAPE FOR YOUR SHAPE, MAKE SURE IT’S FIRMLY PRESSED DOWN AGAINST THE LINE YOU’LL BE PAINTING. WRAP IT RIGHT OVER THE INSIDE LIP, YOU’LL WANT TO PAINT A FEW CENTIMETERS INTO THE POT TOO. USE A THICK COAT OF PAINT AND MAKE SURE YOUR BRUSH STROKES ARE ALL GOING THE SAME WAY. REMOVE THE WASHI TAPE JUST BEFORE THE PAINT IS COMPLETELY DRY FOR BEST RESULTS.

CONTINUE TO BLOCK OUT SHAPES WITH THE WASHI TAPE (ONE AT A TIME) AND PAINT WITH CONTRASTING COLOURS. LET EACH ADJOINING BLOCK DRY BEFORE YOU START THE NEXT ONE. REMEMBER TO TAPE ALL THE SIDES TO EACH INDIVIDUAL BLOCK FOR STRONG, NEAT EDGES. REPEAT UNTIL THE WHOLE POT IS COVERED, WITH NO TERRACOTTA SHOWING ON THE OUTSIDE.

TIME TO ADD THE DETAILS. SWITCH TO A MUCH SMALLER BRUSH TO ADD RANDOM PATTERNS AND SHAPES TO DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE POT. YOU CAN USE LITTLE CONFETTI SHAPED BRUSH STROKES, OR LARGER SPLODGES OF PAINT - EVEN A GRID PATTERN IF YOU’RE FEELING BRAVE! USE A CONTRASTING COLOUR TO THE SECTION YOU’RE PAINTING AND PRACTICE THE PATTERN ON SOME SCRAP PAPER IF YOU NEED TO!

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