Transform your plain and simple Outdoor Planters using beautiful Iridescent Paint colors to give it a unique and beautiful finish. This will surely make your Outdoor space ready for Spring.
I think it is safe to say I am ready for Spring and to be outside and just to be able to soak in some Sun. Where I live it has been constantly raining but that has still not stopped me for making my home ready for Spring.
In my last post I created a stunning Spring Inspired Vase and today I am showing you guys a Planter Makeover Idea which will look great in your Outdoor/ Patio space.
I went with a fun Tribal/ Herringbone/Aztec Inspired Pattern for this Planter. I remember this design being such a trend a few years ago.
If you like this design then you will surely love all these Aztec Inspired projects I have done in the past.
Supplies Needed for Aztec Inspired Painted Planter
Tutorial for Aztec Inspired Painted Planter
So this was the faux planer I was working with and I actually loved the simple black color before but now after it had collected so much dust from being outside it really needed a fun colorful update.
And I had the perfect Idea which was to Dazzle with these beautiful Americana Enchanted Paint Colors.
The colors I went for this project was Blue, Green, Violet and Gold. These gorgeous colors are also now available at Michaels.
The key to using Irdiscent paint colors is to use it on a darker base as it gives the most dramatic results.
The planter I was using already had a black basecoat so It was the perfect blank canvas for these paints.
Shake the bottle well before using it.
I started off with the Violet Enchanted Paint using a soft thin-tipped paintbrush. The design is pretty simple as you need to make a V shape more so like an Arrow but you just don’t connect it.
I thought I was able to do it freehand at first but Boy was I wrong since my lines were becoming all crooked.
So I used a ruler and a white pencil to mark off the pattern equally all around the planter.
My Idea was to alternate between all three colors and I found it best to use one color at a time. This made the project go by faster and quicker as well.
I kept an equal amount of space for the Green and Blue colors.
What I also like about these paints is that these beautiful translucent colors change in appearance depending on the light angle.
The next step was to use the Blue Enchanted Paint Color and basically repeat the same pattern all around the planter, keeping space for the third Green Color.
The way to avoid any streaky finish when using this product is to brush in long vertical strokes and while still wet brush over in long horizontal strokes for a beautiful uniform finish.
When I had completed the Blue Paint I went in with the last color for the Aztec part which was the Green.
These paints are all water-based, fast-drying and permanent.
I am already planning on creating a floral pattern onto another Outdoor planter that I have since I loved the finish of these paints.
Last but not least I had to finish off the design using the Gold paint color.
I just added a few strokes in the middle of all the Herringbone patterns.
And there you have it.
What do you guys think?