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Sunshine Canvas with Pot

This project is perfect for any farmhouse style décor. These soft muted colors accent each other and are unified within this project perfect for any wall décor or grouping on a mantel.

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At a Glance:

Project #16402 Skill Level: Intermediate

Plaid Supplies

Apple Barrel ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Warm Buff, 2 oz. - 21980E

Number Needed: 1 $1.49
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Apple Barrel ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Summer Sky, 2 oz. - 21973E

Number Needed: 1 $1.49
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Number Needed: 1 $1.49
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Plaid ® Brush Sets - Wood Brush Set, Brown Nylon - 44221

Number Needed: 1 $3.99
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Other Supplies

  • 12” x 12” Artists Stretched Canvas
  • Pot
  • Brush Basin or container for water
  • Paper Towels
  • alphabet stencil
  • Stencil brush
  • Pencil



Sunshine Canvas Instructions

  1. Using a pencil, lightly sketch a half circle from the middle of the canvas upward. Add a half circle in the center and sketch “spokes” outward from the center half circle.
  2. Paint the center half circle Toasted Marshmallow.
  3. The “spokes” or “rays” of sunshine are painted left to right: Timeless Gray, Warm Buff, Summer Sky, Chocolate Sprinkle, Classic Caramel, Warm Buff, Timeless Gray, Classic Caramel, Summer Sky, Warm Buff, Chocolate Sprinkle, Warm Buff, Summer Sky, Timeless Gray, Classic Caramel, Chocolate Sprinkle, Warm Buff, and the last section is Classic Caramel.  Allow to dry and reapply colors if needed for opaque coverage.
  4. Paint the remaining canvas area Gray Fox, allow to dry and reapply if needed.
  5. Mask off a slender rectangle approximately 1.5” below the sunshine.  Paint the rectangle Classic Caramel opaquely.
  6. When dry, either stencil or paint the word “Sunshine” within the Classic Caramel rectangle.  Paint the word using Chocolate Sprinkle. 
Pot Instructions
  1. To create a “dipped” effect, draw an interesting diagonal mark across a stoneware jug / pot.  Paint one half of the diagonal marking Summer Sky.  Allow to dry.  Then reapply the base color for opaque coverage.  Let dry.


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Related FAQs

There are two types of curing methods that can be used with Apple Barrel Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint: baking and air drying. NOTE: Please use the bake method for items you intend to wash in the top rack of your dishwasher. 

Bake Method:
  1. Allow painted item to dry for 24 hours to be sure all layers of paint have dried.
  2. Place project in a cool oven, as the glass must heat gradually with the oven to avoid breakage; do not place glass in a hot oven.
  3. Set oven temperature to 350ºF.
  4. Once temperature has reached 350ºF, allow the project to bake for 30 minutes.
  5. After 30 minutes, turn the oven off and let glass cool down completely before removing from the oven.
  6. Do not use for 72 hours.
Air Dry Method: Paint is cured to the surface after 21 days; however, the air-dried projects are NOT suitable for use in the top rack of your dishwasher. 

Learn more about how to cure your painted glass projects.
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