When I got home I put another coat of paint of the pots from yesterday.
I remembered some Italian terracotta pots that I had years ago. They had designs on them that almost looked like they were made of rope. I decided that it could be done in miniature with #5 pearl cotton. I dug around and found some brown. With white glue, I made raised designs on the larger pots. The two on your left are with just the thread. The larger one at the rear is with one coat of paint over the thread.
I then put two coats of paint over the thread, letting it dry between coats.
Last, I did a wash with burn sienna Ceramcoat. They look kind of raggedy and old. that's the way I wanted them. I have decided to let them be until I decide what to put in them.
If you want some examples of aged pots, go over to Nikki's blog Witch and Wizard Miniatures. http://nikkinikkinikki72.blogspot.com/ She sent everyone to a website for real aged pots yesterday. There are some wonderful ideas there.
I will probably put some other aging and moss on these after I decide what I am going to use them for.
I know where one is going. Tessie didn't even ask. She grabbed the one with the swirl design on the sides. She informed me that it was going to have spiderwort planted in it and It was going to......
Do I have to say it???
Spiderwort Manor.....She wants matching pots for either side of the front door. Is she serious??? Dream on, Tessie!
See you tomorrow.