10 FAT Paint Projects

Did you know there are a ton of things you can paint with FAT Paint not only furniture!!! I have listed below 10 FAT Paint projects you can do and they are pretty darn easy!!!

  1. Painted mason jars

Supplies needed

3 mason jars of different sizes

3 different colours of FAT Paint

Natural FAT Wax

220 grit sand paper

3 long pieces of jute

Soft colour fast lint free cloth

Paint brush

Wax brush

Painting mason jars in three different sizes and creating a little vignette with them is so quick and easy. Paint each jar with two coats of paint ensure each coat is thoroughly dry before moving to the next step. Once the paint is thoroughly dry take a piece of 220 girt sand paper and very gently sand the jar sanding off the paint anywhere there is writing to embossed details. Wipe away any paint dust. Apply a very thin coat of wax and let sit for more then 30 minutes to set up. Once the wax has set up and feels tacky gently buff with the soft cloth creating a soft sheen. Wrap your jute twine around the neck of each jar and tie in a bow.   Add flowers or dried branches into one of the jars (usually the tallest) and arrange on a dresser, side table, mantle or anywhere for a pretty vignette.

  1. Stenciled board with Extra FAT

Supplies Needed

Flat knot free board  an inch or two bigger then the stencil you are using ( I used a clear pine board approx. L 16” x W 10” x D 1”)

A decorative stencil (we rent stencils)

2 FAT Paint colours preferably contrasting or a light and dark complimentary colours

Extra FAT

Natural FAT Wax

Dark Wax (optional)

220 grit sandpaper / sanding block

Painters tape

Paper plate/ wax paper

Palette knife

Paint brush

Wax brush

Soft colour fast lint free cloth

Saw tooth hanger

Paint your wood board. Let dry.  Mix a heaping tablespoon of Extra FAT with that same colour you painted the board and mix thoroughly with palette knife. Add more paint or Extra FAT until you have the consistency of icing or peanut butter. It needs to keep form but be easily spreadable. Using painters tape, tape your stencil into position on the painted board. Gently spread the Extra FAT mixture over the stencil. Apply only thick enough to just cover the stencil. Gently remove stencil. Allow Extra FAT to dry. Paint second colour over the board. Allow to dry. Gently sand revealing the base colour and smoothing the design. Wipe dust away. Wax with natural wax and buff. Apply coloured wax and buff (optional). Flip board over and attach saw tooth hanger to centre of board approx. .5” front top.

  1. Paint a picture

Supplies needed

Canvas (your choice of size)

Any number of colours of paint

Painters tape (Frog Tape is what I prefer)

Paint brushes

Water

Your imagination and creativity

If you have never painted a picture before you may want to stick with something simple and graphic. Balance is important and keeping your canvas divided into thirds will help. The example below is basically blocked into thirds. One third is divided into lines and colour blocks and the other two thirds is basically one colour with a blended wave down the middle. Try taping off a third of the canvas and taping stripes and blocks into that section and painting them. Paint the other two thirds one solid colour. Have fun and play

 

  1. Stencil Pillows

Supplies needed

Canvas pillow cover no smaller then 16×16

Stencil

FAT Paint colours

Painters tape

Stencil brushes

Card stock/wax paper

Paper towel

Slide card stock or wax paper into the pillow cover. Tape stencil to the front of your pillow cover. Using the stencil brush apply paint. Remember to remove excess paint with paper towel before applying paint. Your brush should be almost dry.  Remove stencil. Let dry.  Insert pillow into cover.

 

  1. Stencil a sign

Supplies needed

Wood board or artist board (from Dollarama) Slightly bigger then your chosen stencil

Stencil

FAT Paint multiple colours

Stencil brush

Paint brush

FAT wax

220 grit sandpaper

Painter’s tape

Paper towel

Saw tooth hanger

Soft cloth

Paint or stain (with watered down FAT Paint) your board. Allow to dry. Tape stencil onto board. Using the colour of choice apply paint to stencil using a stencil brush. Remove stencil. Allow to dry. Lightly sand surface. Remove dust and wax. Attach saw hanger to back of board.

 

  1. Paint a basket for wall art

Supplies needed

Flat style basket appropriate to hang on a wall

FAT Paint

Water

Paint brush

This project is pretty darn simple. The basket I did was originally very orangey so I wanted to tone it down and tie it into more of today’s trending tones. Your can paint yours any colour you want. I took a soft grey and watered it down slightly to create a wash and painted the entire basket with it and that was it. You could use multiple colours and section it off. Have fun and get creative.

 

  1. Makeover old décor

Supplies needed

An old piece of décor that could use a face lift

220 grit sandpaper

FAT Paint

Paint brush

Wax brush

Natural wax (coloured wax optional)

Soft cloth

Make sure your item is clean and if possible give it a light sanding. Paint in your choice of FAT Paint colour. Wax with natural wax. If your item has details try using one of the coloured waxes to enhance the details. On the example below I painted the sea horses in the retired FAT Paint colour Ocean Spray then dry brushed Warm White over top and then seal with Natural FAT wax.

 

  1. Paint picture frames

Supplies needed

Cleaning vinegar and water mixture

Picture frame

1 to 2 FAT Paint colours

Paint brush(es)

Wax brush(es)

Natural Wax, coloured wax optional

Soft cloth

Paper towel

Scrubby sponge

Clean your frame with a vinegar and water solution to remove any greasiness and grime especially if it is ornate. Painting ornate frames really are the most fun but you can certainly update plain ones with a splash of colour. If you are painting a plain flat frame then it’s a pretty easy process. Paint a couple of coats onto the frame. Once the paint is dry give it a light sanding to smooth it out, remove dust and wax.

If you frame is ornate paint on a base coat and while it is still a little damp I like to give it wipe with an old cloth exposing some of the original colour (usually gold). Once it is thoroughly dry take your second colour and dry brush it onto the frame. You can again use your cloth or scrubby sponge to wipe away some of the paint. Once it is all dry wax your frame with natural wax. You can add dark or white wax to and more dimension and interest.

 

  1. Paint lamps & shades

Supplies needed

Vacuum

Spray bottle

An old lamp and shade

Preferably a light neutral FAT Paint colour for the shade and your colour of choice for the base

Vinegar and water solution

Water

Paint brushes

Wax brush

Clean soft lint free cloth

Natural FAT wax

220 grit sandpaper

Unplug the lamp and remove the shade and bulb. Vacuum the shade to remove any dust. Clean the base of the lamp with the vinegar and water solution and dry. If possible give the base a light sanding. Remove the dust and paint two coats of paint onto the base. If the base is detailed you could certainly use multiple colours and do dry brushing (as in the below example). Once dry seal with natural FAT wax. To paint the shade you will want to very lightly mist the shade and pour a little bit of your paint choice into another container (only the amount your expect to use). Add a little bit of water to thin it out a bit. Once you lightly misted the shade start painting. Do multiple thin coats. Don’t seal.

 

  1. Painted Vases

Supplies needed

Clear glass vases (I purchased a bunch from The Dollar Tree)

A selection of FAT Paint colours

Damp paper towel

This project is sooo simple. Pour your colour choice into the vase careful not to drip it down the outside then swirl the paint around until the entire inside to the rim is covered. Carefully turn the vase upside down on an angle propping it onto the rim of the paint can and let the excess paint drip back into the can. After about 5 minutes lift the vase and wipe the rim with a damp paper towel to remove any paint. Turn right side up and let dry.

 

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