3 ½" Dia. x 3" H (Surface Area of all paintable sides: 104 sq. in.): Perhaps no holiday has more iconic imagery than the Day of the Dead, or, Día de Muertos, a Mexican National Holiday! Take part in this complex, religious, and colorful celebration with the Day of the Dead Planter! The planting pot is based on the calaveras, an artist's interpretation of the human skull. This unique bisque piece will bring vibrancy and culture to any home, and it makes a great gift! The Day of the Dead has a complicated history. It is believed that the holiday began as an Aztec tradition dedicated to the goddess, the Lady of the Dead, but, later on, many of the traditions were adopted by the Church. The holiday takes place over three days: October 31st (All Hallows Eve) is a time to invite the angelitos (spirits of dead children) to come back for a visit. November 1st (All Saints Day) is when the adult spirits will come to visit. Finally, November 2nd (All Souls Day) is when families go to the cemetery to decorate the graves and tombs of their relatives. The three-day fiesta is celebrated with marigolds, flowers, candy, costumes, and more! When painting the Day of the Dead Planter, make use of the bizarre patterns in the pottery! Try out intense and eye-catching colors like marigold orange, wine red, arctic blue, or a flamingo pink!
Finish options and important paint considerations: When choosing your paints and finish options, please keep the following information in mind:
1 oz of paint covers approximately 166 sq. inches.
Extra Glossy Finish: -Our proprietary solution to achieve a kiln-fired, glass-like appearance that is also food-safe when applied properly. -Required for items that need to be food-safe -The entire piece MUST be covered in acrylic paint before applying this finish. The finish will not adhere to unpainted bisque. Please calculate the amount of paint you will need for a base coat and order accordingly.
Satin Finish: A satin, non-food-safe finish appropriate for all pieces where food-safety is not required. A base coat is not required, though it is recommended.
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