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Tropical Hawaiian Clay Pot and Saucer

Patio Paint Outdoor™

Tropical Hawaiian Clay Pot and Saucer
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Tropical Hawaiian Clay Pot and Saucer

designed by Beth Gilliam

Bring a touch of Hawaii to an outdoor or indoor space with this tropically-decorated pot.

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Patio Paint Outdoor™

  • Carnation Pink (DCP41)
  • Cloud White (DCP14)
  • Desert Turquoise (DCP79)
  • Marigold (DCP57)
  • Woodland Brown (DCP18)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • stylus or pencil
  • 1" flat brush
  • #2 liner brush
  • #8 round brush
  • old toothbrush
  • terra cotta pot
  • white transfer paper
  • white graphite paper


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Mix Carnation Pink, Marigold, and Cloud White on a palette or plastic plate to create a peachy orange color. Apply three coats to the terra cotta pot with the 1” flat brush, allowing drying time between applications.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Transfer the palm trees pattern onto the clay pot using the tracing and transfer papers and a stylus. Using the #2 liner brush, fill in the tree trunk with two coats of Woodland Brown and a Woodland Brown/Cloud White (tan) using the stroke technique. Save Woodland Brown/Cloud White mix for later step.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Fill in the palm tree foliage using the #8 round brush and two coats each of Desert Turquoise and a mix of Cloud White and Desert Turquoise. Use the Cloud White/Desert Turquoise mix on different trees.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Lighten the Desert Turquoise with a little more Cloud White and create the lines of the limbs with the #2 liner brush. Using the dry-brush technique and the #8 round brush, add a few highlights to the foliage with Cloud White. Add little coconuts near the foliage with Woodland Brown and the Woodland Brown/Cloud White mix from step 2. Add the birds using the #2 liner brush and Cloud White.
  5. Trace and trace the words to the rim of the pot with the stylus and the tracing and transfer papers. Fill in the words using two coats of Woodland Brown and the #2 liner brush. Add a highlight to the words using Cloud White.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Dip the toothbrush in Cloud White and lightly splatter the entire pot. Clean the brush and dip into Woodland Brown and lightly splatter the entire pot again.
  7. Mix Woodland Brown and Cloud White to create a tan or sand color and apply three coats to the saucer using the 1” flat brush. Splatter on Cloud White using the toothbrush; repeat splattering with Woodland Brown.
    Step 6 Example
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