When i was in my school they taught me this on paper to make greeting cards...after many yrs when i started to take craft classes i thought i can try this on pots. and it turned out great:) ...after couple of years i found many people have started teaching this method and i was not the only one :(
Will try to get my photos or get a pot here and do one.. but problem is i did not see any beautiful small pots here:(
Enamel Paints (Different Colours)
1)Smooth the pot with sand paper.
2)Paint with primer.
3)Colour your earthen pot with any enamel paint.(i prefer light colours)
4)Now take a container filled with water( three-fourth) .
5) Put drops of different colours of enamel paints into it.(they will float)
6)With some stick swirl the paint(to get different patterns)
7)Now hold the pot at its edge and dip it into the water and slowly take it out of the container.
8)Dry the pot.
9)If you wish you can also apply varnish.
NOTE:Instead of swirling the paint in water u can also put the paint and then dip the pot and twist it around in the water. You will get different effect.