Three of the fabrics were painted before the pot shapes were cut out to give them a little variation in appearance. I used setacolor paints for this mixed with a little bit of aloe vera gel.
After the pot shapes were cut out I used paints to add some shading and highlights so they had some three dimensionality. I thought I needed to do this since the flowers have a more realistic appearance.
Here is a close up of the pitcher showing the painting I have done on the lip, handle and side for highlights, and the darker paint I used inside the lip.