How to Make Terra Cotta Pots Chippy 1. Similar to method 1, paint a thick layer of paint over the top area of pot and allow to dry. 2. Using various shades of green, stipple paint over pot. This will create the look of moos. 3. While paint is still drying, rub it off with your fingers and repeat steps 1 and 2 (if needed) until you achieve an old mossy look.