I’m not gonna lie – I love painting on paper and then putting it on pottery. I love how interesting the final result is, how not perfectly perfect each item turns out, and how messy I get.
I also love the state of Alabama, and how beautiful it is. I decided to do a tree design inside the state – well, you can see!
This is painted on a fun item – it’s an oversized bottle cap.
Here’s how we made it – hope you can see how fun this is!
And the finished piece!
Now here is a more detailed video of how we do the texture technique. You can listen to me blather on while I paint!
Or you can see it on our YouTube page https://youtu.be/vX_xjwtk4-o
Now, I say at the end of this that I am (a) not tech savvy and (2) I’ll be back to show the unveiling. Wellll… the first part of that made the second part not possible. But! Here are the pictures of the mug after I took the paper off.
I went back and added more color to the places where it didn’t take, and added some dark purple to give it the cosmic sky look I wanted.
I love how it turned out! Like so many darkly-painted items, it looks much better in person than it does in pictures. You’ll have to check it out the next time you are in the shop.
I hope you will come try the paper texture technique with me soon!