Acrylic paints in beach themed colors plus black and white
Beach themed foam stamps
Acrylic sealer spraymatte finish
Wash and dry each can then give the outside a coat of Gesso or primer. Allow it to dry completely before moving on to the next steps.
Paint each can with acrylic craft paint in the color of your choice then allow them to dry completely.
Using a contrasting color (we used a sand color), paint the foam side of the stamp then press onto the can to transfer the image. Allow the paint to dry completely.
For the “clam”, paint an elongated football shape onto the can with black paint.
Use the handle end of a large paintbrush to add white for the eyes to each stamped creature and to the black on the clam creature. Be sure to let the white paint dry completely before moving to the next step.
Use the handle end of a paintbrush to dot black paint on to the white eyes. Let everything dry before spraying cans with 2-3 coats of acrylic sealer, allowing the sealer to dry in between coats.
Expert Tips & FAQs
Note: Gesso is a paint medium similar to primer. It can be found in the artist section of your local craft supply store. I recommend opening cans with a safety can opener that eliminates the possibility of any sharp edges. If you don’t have a safety opener, use some high grit sand paper to sand down any sharp edges before starting.
This project for Sea Creature Sand Castle Cans was printed from CraftsbyAmanda.com - https://craftsbyamanda.com/sea-creature-sand-castle-cans/ and can only be printed for education or personal use.