I used deep terracotta dishes you put plant pots in (without the hole in the middle).
These are the paints that I use to paint the bowls.
This is the varnish that I use to seal the bowl. I varish the whole bowl, even the bottom. Use a high gloss varnish that is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. I put on three layers so it is nice and protected against water and so it can be easily washed up.
Prime or paint them using a good paint. I used white, but any colour will do if its a good quality paint.
Add your detail and extra colour etc. I used a fan brush and a little paint to try and chieve a "washed" effect around the bowl.
Finished painted bowls with the names of my piggies inside as well as some veggies!
Linda Lee's painted bowl: Linda Lee's first attempt at making a hand-painted bowl. Corn, grapes, and a cute guinea pig decorate the inside of the bowl.
Side view of Linda Lee's bowl. Linda used complimentary colors of blue and orange with a touch of yellow and green.
Jillian painted her terra cotta cactus planter with acrylic paints.