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Bird Bath
by Tracia Ledford Williams

Bird Bath

Create a wonderful perch for your feathered freinds from painted clay pots.
You will need:

  • Acrylic Paint - Ivory, Spring Green, Green, Magenta, Black, Periwinkle Blue, and Yellow
  • Interior-exterior varnish
  • 5" x 5" compressed sponge
  • Scissors
  • Pencil with new eraser
  • #5 Round brush
  • Small stencil brush
  • 1" Sponge brush
  • Silicone Glue

Large Leaf, patternFlower Petal, patternLadybug, patternSmall Leaf, pattern


  1. Use the sponge brush to basecoat the bottom and sides of the saucer yellow, the bottom and sides of the pot blue and the top edge of the pot green.
  2. Transfer the shapes to the compressed sponge and cut out. Dip the shapes in the water to expand then wring out excess.
  3. Turn the flower pot upside down. Dip the flower petal sponge in ivory paint and make side view and full view daisies around the sides of the pot. Paint flower centers yellow then add ivory highlights and tiny black dots around the centers.
  4. Dip leaf shapes in green paint and add leaves around the flowers. Use the round brush to paint stems and blades of grass.
  5. Dip pencil eraser in yellow and magenta and scatter dots around the pot.
  6. Print magenta ladybugs on flower stems and around the base of the pot. Using a round brush, paint the head, antennae, feet and body dots with black. Let dry.
  7. Brush on 3 coats of matte varnish, allowing each coat to dry between applications.
  8. Glue the saucer on top of the pot with silicone glue.
    Note: Bring your birdbath indoors during freezing weather to prevent cracking.

Delta Ceramcoat® Acrylic Paint and Matte Interior-Exterior Varnish; Eagle® Golden Taklon Brushes; Fiskars® Scissors


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