If you want to learn painting clay pots acrylic paint, you should learn the following steps. You have to paint an entire exterior of the clay pot using the acrylic paint in a light shade. Trace a picture found in a greeting card, coloring book or seed packet or other sources. Tape a pattern on the clay pot by using a charcoal transfer paper and trace the designs you have in the pot. Paint these design using acrylic paint of different colors. Repeat these designs on the pot and you can embellish such design with patterns, lines and dots. You can preserve your paintings by adding acrylic varnish on the painted pot.