5" Dia. x 5" H (Surface Area of all paintable sides: 236 sq. in.): The Hoot Planter is a playful bisque project that is perfect for young children or those adults that consider themselves artistically challenged! This planter pot has a clean and easy to decorate design with a cylindrical shape, rounded feet acting as the base, two cartoony oval eyes, a tiny circle for a beak, and two flat tufts rising above the rim! This fun Hoot Planter would be a great first project!
The beauty of the small hand-painted Hoot Planter is that it’s a lovely decoration on its own, and it can fit gorgeous and functional plants for most any space! Maybe you’d like to start an herb garden! Plant some Italian basil, cilantro, or chives into the Hoot Planter! An aloe vera plant would thrive in a pot this size, and a Chinese money plant would look fantastic in any apartment or home!
For the beginner, here is a simple paint scheme to get you going on the Hoot Planter! First, keep the paint style simple! Sometimes simple is best. Use walnut brown for the body, and use a tan to paint the feet and tufts. Paint the little dotted beak a yellow-gold, the eyes white, of course, and the irises an emerald green! Finally, paint the interior of the pot the same yellow-gold color you chose for the beak. This will make the inside of this pot pop, though few will see it with plants in it.
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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