Copper-embossed ivy leaves, complete with tendrils, encircle the rim of a
What You Need:
White, turquoise, and light gray acrylic paint
Small sponge brush
6-1/2"-diameter terra-cotta flowerpot
Ivy-leaf foam stamp
9x12" piece of thin copper or other metal
Stylus or a dowel with one sharpened end
Verdigris kit or aqua acrylic paint
1/8- to 1/4"-diameter dowel
Glue for metal and clothespins
1. Mix white and turquoise paint about 2:1. Add a small amount of water to
ink consistency. Using a sponge brush, apply the "wash" mixture on the sides
of the terra-cotta flowerpot; let the paint dry.
2. Sponge light-gray paint onto the ivy-leaf foam stamp and stamp the leaf
motifs on a thin sheet of copper. Continue stamping 20 to 25 leaves.
3. Use a stylus or the sharpened end of a dowel to draw over the lines of the
design. Press down firmly on the copper as you work, creating indents in the
copper. After outlining shapes, turn the copper over and create raised areas.
4. Cut out the leaves and brush verdigris or aqua paint on the stamped sides
of the leaves; let the paint dry.
5. Cut several 1/16"- to 1/8"-wide strips of copper from the remaining
copper, and curl them around a thin dowel for tendrils. Glue the leaves and
tendrils to the rim of the pot. Hold in place with clothespins until dry.