Monday, 31 July 2017

Decorating flower pots with uni-Posca Pastel pens

You might remember that I've written before about crafting with Posca pens. At Christmas I decorated some wooden Christmas ornaments, and I've also used Posca pens to decorate notebooks and stones. The lovely Pastel Posca PC-5M pens come in a great range of colours for some summer crafting, and I've been using them to decorate some simple plastic flower pots.

Posca Pastels pens for decorating flower pots craft

I was sent a range of lovely pastel colours, which all work really well together in different colour combinations.

Posca Pastels pens for decorating flower pots craft

I used the pens to decorate some simple plastic flower pots. First I cleaned the pots thoroughly, and then I gave them a light sanding to make sure that the colour would stick. Posca pens are really good at covering different surfaces though, and to be honest this wasn't needed!

The colour goes on from the pen with a really smooth application and dries very quickly to a matt finish. It dries quickly enough that you can use another colour next to it almost straight away. The colours go on top of each other really well too, even if you are using a lighter colour on top of a darker colour, meaning that it's easy to touch up your design and make sure that the lines between different colours remain smooth. It's also easy to embellish your design after putting down a base colour.

Posca Pastels pens for decorating flower pots craft

I have three little cactii in my bathroom that were previously sitting in plain white pots, popping them inside my new brightly coloured pots has really brightened them up!

Posca Pastels pens for decorating flower pots craft

These plant pots will withstand a small amount of water, but if you think that the pot will get very wet then it would be a good idea to varnish them. Alternatively you could just use them for storage around the home, perhaps for pens or paintbrushes! This would also be a great craft for children to make as a gift which could be planted with a flower or even just filled with sweets or other treats.

Posca Pastels pens for decorating flower pots craft

This post was written in collaboration with Posca pens.

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