Those who know me, know that I'm a hippie. I was born just a few years too late to really be an authentic old hippie, and where I grew up wasn't exactly Hippie Central.
I love tyedye. If you want me to buy your T-shirt, make it in 2X tyedye, and I'm there, cash in hand.
I had a bunch of succulents that needed to be repotted so that I could put them on the ultra cool old plant stand I picked up at Egge Nursery in Coburg a while back. I had seen on various gardening website how to make marbleized pots, and thought, why not? Done right, it could look tyedye.
Of course, I didn't do it exactly right. It was my first attempt, using whatever I had on hand. I had a bunch of perfect fine, 4" black plastic round pots that I washed, dried and primed with Kilz spray primer. Then, I poured out some exterior house paint I had laying about, mixed up two different colours, added a third just for fun, and had at it.
I have some ideas for the next time around that I think will work out even better. But for a first attempt, it wasn't that hard, and didn't turn out that bad.
Primed and ready to dip
A shallow bowl of water, with paint dribbled on the surface, then swirled about. A lot of the initial paint sank to the bottom, but eventually, enough seemed to be on the surface to give it a go
First pot. Using a shallow bowl made it easy to dip all the pots to the same level
After a day drying, the plants went in. The colours show up better now too