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(the burlap is irrelevant …we made coasters with our “aged” terra cotta. we want you to pay attention to the cool look of the terra cotta!”)
We know aging terra cotta has been done 25,000 times in the blogging world. But you all only visit us, so you probably haven’t seen it yet. And even if you’ve seen it before, we’re better at explaining. And more fun. I mean, have you seen our Rubber Ducky Races? Point proven.
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So we thought we’d show you how to do it.
- white paint
- terra cotta
- paper towel
- Put just a dab of white paint on a paper towel.
- Rub that paint into the terra cotta vigorously.
- Repeat several times (as in about 50)
Start with white paint and terra cotta. Everything else in this picture is useless. We were doing another project at the same time, so we have extras. Ignore them.
Put just a dab of white paint on a paper towel. Less is more. You will do this repeatedly. Over and over and over. But start out with a teeny bit.
Rub that paint in vigorously. It doesn’t need to look perfect, just make sure that you rub it in as much as you can. Then get another dab of white. Then rub it in again. Over and over.
Then, if you’re really fancy, you can do the same thing with gold and make your pot all shimmery. oooooh!
And, if you want to see how our Caribou Coffee looks on our coasters…pretty darn cute, pretty darn cute…