Showing posts with label red cross. Show all posts
Showing posts with label red cross. Show all posts

Monday, 28 October 2013

Painted Watering Can


Since June this year, I've been spending a huge amount of time with my watering can(s), trying to keep my vegetable garden and pot plants alive. 

It occurred to me this week that I am the ‘bringer’ of emergency supplies to my vegies and pot plants - they wait patiently for me to give them water every day. So I thought it might be nice to decorate my watering can to suit. 

Yes, you start to think all sorts of strange thoughts when you’re in a drought!

This project was very simple, and hardly took any time at all.
Firstly I used a side plate and traced it onto baking paper, to get the right size for my circle.

For my cross, I just got a ruler and drew onto the baking paper, and made every line 4cm long – very easy.

Then I cut both the shapes out with scissors.

I traced around the shapes directly onto the watering can, just using a pencil. However, I did have to go over the pencil lines a couple of times to get enough of a line to see.

Then I simply painted it! 

I used Aquanamel in white for the background, and a sample tube of paint that I had in my cupboard for the cross. I had to do a couple of coats of both colours. The paint dried very quickly between coats on the metal, so this made the process very easy.

And that was it! I've been enjoying using my ‘new’ watering can, and it looks so funky now that I don’t even mind if I just leave it lying around on the verandah instead of putting it away when I've finished.

Happy painting, and enjoy your week!