I love live plants, flowers and trees. I have a deep admiration for my friends with green thumbs and beautiful gardens. I try. I really do. Sometimes I get spectacularly lucky and things grow. The truth is that I have had the best luck with geraniums on the front porch. While I was at SNAP a couple of weeks ago, I was the lucky recipient of these adorable artificial succulent plants from FloraCraft. I knew right away that I could turn them into something pretty for my home and so I happily accepted them with a smile (and a plan).
With my new found love for painting ceramics and learning the tricks of firing in my Skutt kiln, I got to work. This is how it all started.
I painted the flower pot and added the heart with French Dimensions. It is so cool the way it acts as a cement to adhere pieces together than completes the process in the firing. I love the way it came out.
I used the printed burlap (also from FloraCraft) rolled up in the base of the pot to create a place for the stems to be held in place then added the stems. I put some yard rocks on top to add weight and set it all. Ta Da!
I am pretty sure it looks real! I think so anyway and since it is going in my kitchen that is what matters. The message GROW will remind me that every moment is a new one filled with opportunity and possibility.
If you want to know more about succulent plants, there is tons of information on Wikipedia right HERE!
Cheers and Happy Creating,