Vintage Mossy Pots
1. 2. 3. PRESTO! Antique Mossy Pots. Aged terra cotta pots naturally enhance any garden design. Instead of waiting for Mother Nature, create your own in a matter of minutes! This technique was used in a featured episode on uBloom.com : Vintage Meadow Moss
Design Master Olive Bright 790
Design Master Clear Finish Matte 169 (optional)
Terra Cotta Pot
Water Misting Bottle
Baking Soda and Table Salt
1. Working in sections, spray an area of the terra cotta pot with water until water droplets form on the surface.
2. Immediately spray Basil over the water. Then dab or gently wipe excess moisture from the pot. Irregular patterns of color are created.
3. Repeat the above process to randomly cover the entire pot.
4. In a desired area closely spray Basil in a random fashion. While paint is still wet, dust it with baking soda.
5. With a protected hand, rub baking soda into the paint and dust off any excess. Then, repeat the process, applying more Basil in another section of the pot.
6. Followed by dusting and wiping away the baking soda. In selected areas mist bursts of Olive Bright to give a variation of green to the finish.
7. Near the base of the pot, spray Basil closely to create a wet band of paint.
8. Sprinkle with table salt and pat salt into the paint. Let the pot dry then knock of any excess salt. If desired seal with Clear Finish Matte.
SPRAY TIP: The steps can be repeated over treated areas to produce more layers of moss if desired.