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Apple Barrel Monogram Letter

It is so fun to personalize your craft projects! Display an initial of your last name on a gallery wall or a grouping on your mantel. And the kids love to see a decorated initial in their own bedrooms. This project is simple, fun, elegant and can be created in an afternoon!

At a Glance:

Project #16398 Skill Level: Intermediate

This project features these great brands:

  • Apple Barrel Logo
supplies

Plaid Supplies

A/B ESSENTIALS PAINT SET (12 COLORS)

Number Needed: 1 $11.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Cardinal Crimson, 2 oz. - 20590

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Pink Parfait, 8 oz. - 21049

Number Needed: 1 $3.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Apple Barrel ® Colors - White, 8 oz. - 20403

Number Needed: 1 $3.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Plaid ® Brush Sets - Foam Brush Set of 4 - 44246

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Plaid ® Brush Sets - Basic Brush Set, White Nylon - 44220

Number Needed: 1 $3.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Other Supplies

  • Papier Mache or Wood Initial
  • Brush Basin or container for water
  • Paper Towels
  • a pencil

instructions

“M” Initial Instructions

  1. Create an ombre effect on the papier mache letter of your choice.  We used White, Pink Parfait and Cardinal Crimson.  Using a 1” foam brush, begin at the top of the letter painting White and then transition to Pink Parfait working towards Cardinal Crimson at the bottom of the letter.  Blend well where two colors meet. Allow to dry.
  2. When dry, pencil a tall daisy flower pattern directly on the painted ombre background.  Paint over the pencil lines using a No. 1 Liner brush loaded with thinned Black paint.  Let dry.

resources

Related Videos

Learn more about Apple Barrel Craft Paint!

Learn all about Apple Barrel craft paint by watching this video!

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Learn all about Apple Barrel craft paint by watching this video!

Learn about Apple Barrel Multi-Surface Paint

Find out more about Apple Barrel Multi-Surface Paint by watching this video!

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Find out more about Apple Barrel Multi-Surface Paint by watching this video!

Learn about Apple Barrel Gloss Acrylic Paint

Find out more about Apple Barrel Gloss Acrylic Paint by watching this video.

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Find out more about Apple Barrel Gloss Acrylic Paint by watching this video.

Related Resources

Apple Barrel Paints FAQ

Apple Barrel Paints FAQ

Learn how to use Apple Barrel Paints!

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Related FAQs

No, FolkArt® Shinys are not the same as Apple Barrel Gloss. FolkArt® Shinys were developed to have a higher gloss finish than Apple Barrel Gloss. Also, FolkArt® Shinys are color matched to the corresponding FolkArt® Acrylic Color and have the same high pigment load and intense color.
Yes, Apple Barrels paints can be mixed to create a new color value or hue. 
Yes, you can use both FolkArt paint on plaster. However, because plaster is very porous and sometimes dusty, you will need to first seal the piece with a clear acrylic matte spray sealer.
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Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

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