This fish bowl was made using a plain terracotta clay pot and saucer. I washed the pot first and let it dry good, then coated it twice with acrylic gesso and let it dry over night. The next day I painted it with aqua color acrylic paint for the lower part of the pot and bottom of the saucer(two coats) and beige for rim of the pot and the upper part saucer(two coats). Next, using the tips of a stiff paint brush I dabbed on various colors of brown and black to make a sand like affect on the rim and edges of the saucer. I let it dry between each color so it wouldn't all blend together and then let it all dry overnight. I then sprayed and acrylic sealer over everything (again two coats) and let this dry well. With pot turned upside down I added some stickers I had laying around and with tacky glue added some small seashells I had laying around. I also glued the bottom of the pot to the bottom of the saucer to make it more stable for use as a fish bowl. I did not glue the fish bowl down so it is easy to take off and clean out once I get the fish. Right now it is just adding moisture to our very dry air in the room. I made this as a gift for a friend for Christmas and decided to keep it once it was done and make her another one for her birthday later in the year. This idea came from an old craft book I used to have (Sorry I don't remember the name).
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