Print Project

Farm Animal Bowls

Supplies

  • Contact paper
  • Animal patterns links in the post
  • Bowls or cups

Americana multi-surface satin paints:

  • Night Sky
  • Green Beret
  • Turquoise Waters
  • Paprika
  • Red Barn
  • School Bus

Instructions

  • Print the pattern(s). Place your printed animal pattern underneath the contact paper and trace it with a pen. Cut the inner section of the animal out.
  • Position your stencil onto the bowl, making sure its centered, and push out any air bubbles, especially around the stencil edges.
  • Use 2 mini paper plates, squeezing some paint out on one, dipping the sponge into the paint and dabbing it off a little. Use the second plate to dab off the remaining excess paint.
  • With a straight up and down motion to apply a thin layer (almost dry) over the stencil. Take a 1 minute break. Now add another layer to darken it up a bit.
  • Peel off the contact paper and set the bowl aside to dry. Repeat this process with all of your bowls (or mugs, plates, what have you).

Notes

If you are using these for decorative purposes only, you don't have to bake them. HOWEVER, baking them will give you the best grip, so here's the deal:
1. Let them dry for 4 days, undisturbed
2. Place bowls in a cold oven and shut the door
3. Turn the oven on to 325 F
4. Once the oven preheats, set the timer for 30 minutes
5. When the timer goes off, turn off the oven and crack open the door, do not remove the bowls yet
6. Allow them to cool for 30 minutes in the oven
7. Remove them from the oven and let them cool completely if they haven't already
Hand washing is best, but these paints, if cured as directed above, and dishwasher safe on the top rack