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"Hello" Canvas, Lamp, and Painted Pots

Spruce up any area of your home this spring using Apple Barrel paints and a few repurposed surfaces!

At a Glance:

Project #16394 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 - Pink Parfait, 8 oz. - 21049

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

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Bright Red, 8 oz. - j20401

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 - Caribbean, 8 oz. - K2613

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

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Purple Iris, 8 oz. - 21062

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.

Other Supplies

  • 12” x 16” Stretched Artist Canvas (or desired size)
  • Repurposed Lamp
  • Assorted Flower Pots
  • Brush Basin or container for water
  • Paper Towels
  • Medium grit sandpaper
  • 1” Foam brush
  • Paintbrushes – 3/4” and No. 8 Flat
  • “Hello” stencil
  • stencil brush

 

instructions

“Hello” Canvas Instructions

  1. Create a fun abstract design, where colors abstractly merge or blend into one another with a Flat 3/4" brush, vertically on the canvas.  The paint colors used here are White, Pink Parfait, Caribbean, Purple Iris and Bright Yellow.  It is best to lift your brush carefully when blending into the next color.  You may also find it best to wash and dry your brush well between applying colors.  Be careful not to overstroke which can muddy the colors.  Allow to dry.
  2. Once dry, either stencil or paint a word of welcome, your favorite phrase, or perhaps a name to personalize. We used Black to stencil the word “HELLO”.
 
Repurposed Lamp Instructions
  1. Choose an Apple Barrel color to match or accent your décor; we chose Caribbean.  Using a 1” foam brush, apply a coat of paint to the lamp base.  Allow to dry.  Reapply a second coat for opaque coverage.  Let dry.
  2. Load a No. 8 Flat brush with White and paint horizontal straight brush marks in a random pattern on the lamp base.
 
Flower Pot Instructions
  1. Select Apple Barrel colors of your choice and paint over a ceramic flower pot.  Allow to dry and then reapply the base color.  Have fun and create an ombre effect layering one color of another or simply create an opaque one color base.
  2. If desired, decorate the flower pots as desired using a paint brush and an Apple Barrel accent color.
 
 
 

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!

View PDF

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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