Terra Cotta Pottery – From Ordinary to Extraordinary
I love this project for several reasons. One, that it is so fun and two that you can use an everyday ordinary object and turn it into something that is so charming and pretty. Normally you would use your Terra Cotta pots outside but after you create this vintage cafe look they become something you want to keep in your interior home decor. I just love the look. I think you also.
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Here is the list of supplies you will need:
Terra Cotta Pots
I printed the labels I then prepare my pots by giving them a light white wash look with acrylic paint. It will dry quickly.
Now time for the transfer image.
These are the mirrored images. Cut out as close to the design as possible.
I reduced the cafe label to fit the pot, I believe I reduced by 50% but you can play around with this.
The label needs to be printed in mirror mode (reversed) so that when put on the pot it will be correct. I have included the mirror reduced label below. I found the cafe label on Graphic Fairy – Free Printables, if you haven’t checked out her site you need to. CafeFrenchTypographyGraphicsFairy2
Now its time for the Mod Podge
Next place your image onto the mod podge covered area. Make sure to put it on straight. Do not slide around once you have it on. Press down firmly on all of the label to help with transfer of ink. See how it is smooth and fixed on the pot firmly.
Dry over night or longer. Once the pots are completely dry, run water over the surface of the paper. Completely soak the paper then gently remove from the pot. If the paper becomes dry re-wet the pot and continue. I had to re-wet the paper area a couple of times to get all the paper removed.
When finished you should have all the paper removed from the pot label. Once you can’t see any remnants of the paper label you know you have it all removed. Here is the finished look.
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