Silhouette Patio Planter

Silhouette Patio Planter

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Plaid
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Additional Information



  • Plaid Vase Silhouette Stencil pack
  • Plaid FolkArt Outdoor Paint:
  • 1 bottle Yellow Citron, Engine Red, Maple Syrup
  • 2 bottles Pure Orange
  • 12" copper tub
  • 4 stencil brushes (one per color)
  • Pencil
  • Masking tape
  • Foam brush
  • Foam plate
  • Paper towels


  1. Basecoat tub with 2 coats of Pure Orange. Allow to dry.
  2. To determine placement of stencil motifs, trace selected design(s) on paper. Use masking tape to attach paper designs to project surface. Leave paper cutouts in place until ready to stencil.
  3. Work with 1 paint color at a time. Apply a small puddle of paint to a foam plate & thin paint with water before stenciling. Paint should be the consistency of cream.
  4. Traditional stenciling uses a dry brush technique as follows: Lightly dip stencil brush into diluted paint. Swirl brush on a paper towel until brush is almost dry, then swirl brush into stencil cutout. Apply more pressure to the brush to deepen color. Reload brush & repeat swirling motion until color intensity is achieved.
  5. Attach stencil to tub using masking tape. Stencil selected designs, using a clean brush for each paint color. If overlapping or layering designs, let the first layer dry before stenciling on top of it.
  6. Colors used in planter: Center flower: first layer, Yellow Citron; Center flower: second layer, Engine Red; Small flower: first layer, Engine Red; Small flower: second layer, Yellow Citron; Bird, Engine Red; Leaves, Maple Syrup.
  7. Dab a little Maple Syrup around edges of bird to shade; add a dot for the eye.