Paint

Mice Canisters

By  Margaret Hanson-Maddox 

sizes: 5" (around); 4" tall; 5" tall; 5" tall; 7" tall; 9" tall

  • Mice Canisters

Materials

  • Acrylic 5-piece canister set

Tools

  • Paint for Plastics: Black; Bright Yellow; Brown; Crimson; Fudge Brown; Gray; Light Pink; Tan; Tangerine; White (Plaid)
  • Robert Simmons (Daler-Rowney): Tolemaster: Shader, Series T60, #2; Round, Series T85, #4; Liner, Series T51, 10/0; Fabricmaster: Scrubber, Series 431R, #2, #4
  • Stylus
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Cotton balls

Pattern - Mice Canisters

  • General Preparation
  • 1. Wash and dry canisters thoroughly. Use cotton balls and alcohol to clean outside surfaces. (Note: Avoid touching surfaces with fingers to prevent transferring oils.) Print and cut out patterns. Tape patterns inside canisters.
  • Pretzel Mouse
  • 1. Basecoat pretzel mix of equal parts Fudge Brown + Tangerine; shade Fudge Brown; highlight Tan. Use stylus to dot White "salt". Line halo Bright Yellow. Use round brush to paint feet Lt. Pink; shade Gray; highlight White.
  • 2. Use fabric scrubber to tap White onto tummy and tap Gray to shade. Tape Gray onto arms, body, and head; tap Black to shade and White to highlight. Lightly tap Lt. Pink to center of ears. Use round brush to base hands Lt. Pink; shade Gray; highlight White.
  • 3. Use liner and Black to paint eyebrows, nose, and whiskers; use stylus to dot eyes.
  • Chip Mouse
  • 1. Paint chips Tan; shade Brown; highlight White. Line toothpick Brown and tail Gray; shade each Black and highlight White. Use round brush to paint feet and hands Lt. Pink; shade Gray and highlight White.
  • 2. Follow Pretzel Mouse instructions to tap in tummy, arms, body, head, and center of ears, to line eyebrows, nose, and whiskers, and to dot eyes. Use liner to paint tooth White.
  • Crackers Mouse
  • 1. Line fishing pole Brown; shade Black; highlight White. Line strings Black and hook Gray. Basecoat fish Bright Yellow; shade Brown. Add Fudge Brown details and dot eyes.
  • 2. Line tail Gray; shade Black; highlight White. Use round brush to paint feet and hands Lt. Pink; shade Gray; highlight White. Follow Pretzel Mouse instructions to tap in tummy, arms, body, head, and center of ears, to line eyebrows, nose, and whiskers, and to dot eyes. Use liner to paint tooth White.
  • Cookies Mouse
  • 1. Use shader to paint cookies Tan; shade Brown; highlight White. Paint chocolate chips Fudge Brown; shade Black; lightly highlight White.
  • 2. Line tail Gray; shade Black; highlight White. Use round brush to paint feet and hands Lt. Pink; shade Gray; highlight White. Follow instructions from Pretzel Mouse to tap in tummy, arms, body, head, and center of ears, to line eyebrows, nose, and whiskers, and to dot eyes.
  • Candy Mouse
  • 1. Use shader to paint candy stripes White and Crimson; shade Fudge Brown; highlight White. Line Crimson on white sections as shown.
  • 2. Line tail Gray; shade Black; highlight White. Use round brush to paint feet and hands Lt. Pink; shade Gray; highlight White. Tap Gray onto head; tap Black to shade and White to highlight. Lightly tap Lt. Pink to center of ears. Use Black to line eyebrows, nose, and whiskers, and to dot eyes.
  • Finishing
  • 1. Line all lettering Black.