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Be Kind Plaque, Vase, & Painted Pot

Have fun being creative with a couple of new or repurposed surfaces and along with a few colors of Apple Barrel paints to provide a pop of spring color to any area of your home!

At a Glance:

Project #16393 Skill Level: Intermediate

This project features these great brands:

  • Apple Barrel Logo
supplies

Plaid Supplies

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

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

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Bright Yellow, 8 oz. - 20471

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

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Spring Green, 8 oz. - 20713

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

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Caribbean, 8 oz. - K2613

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

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Black, 8 oz. - 20404

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.

Folkart ® Brush Sets - Artist Variety Set, 10 pc. - 50536

Number Needed: 1 $8.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Plaques - Heart Sign, 11.81" x 10.59" - 44938

Number Needed: 1 $5.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Other Supplies

  • Unfinished Wood Heart Pallet Sign
  • Jug
  • Terra Cotta Pot
  • Brush Basin or container for water
  • Paper Towels
  • Medium grit sandpaper
  • 1” Foam brush
  • Paintbrushes – 3/4” and No. 8 Flat
  • “Be Kind” stencil, stencil brush
     

instructions

“Be Kind” Plaque Instructions

  1. Using a 1” foam brush, paint an ombre background over the heart pallet sign.  Begin with Spring Green at the top of the heart blending into Caribbean at the bottom.  Allow to dry.  Sand smooth once dry and repeat if necessary.
  2. Using a stencil of your choice, stencil a greeting, phrase, or word of your choice.  We used White to create the message.
 
Vase Instructions
  1. Using a 1” foam brush, paint the entire jug White.  Allow to dry and then reapply the base color so that it is opaque White.  Allow to dry.
  2. Once dry, load a No. 8 Flat brush with Black and paint an overall pattern of flat lines over the entire vase.  Allow to dry.
 
Terra Cotta Pot Instructions
  1. Paint the entire terra cotta pot Bright Yellow.  Let dry.  Then reapply a second coat and possibly a third coat for a bright, opaque coverage.  Let dry.
  2. Using a No. 8 Flat brush, paint stripes resembling paint drips in varying heights on approximately three quarters of the flower pot.  Paint these stripes both Spring Green and Caribbean.  Allow to dry.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

resources

Related Videos

Learn more about Apple Barrel Craft Paint!

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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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