How to Paint a Sunflower

SUPPLIES: – Craft paint (in two shades of yellow and two shades of brown) – Paintbrushes (see image for sizes and shapes needed)

Start by making a round center for your flower with the round sponge brush and the lighter of the two brown paints.

Load up your brush with a darker shade of yellow. Practice on paper until you can use the brush shape to make a petal. Just apply paint to the side of the brush and lay it down to get the shape of the brush on your surface.

Start adding those petal shapes all the way around your flower center on the mason jar. NOTE: It is okay if the flower center is still wet when you are doing this step.

Use a really fine brush to start adding some shading to your flower petals. Do this with a lighter yellow and a light brown while the petals are still wet.

To finish painting your flower, turn one of the brushes around to the opposite end and dip in the dark brown.

Use that end to make random dots over the top of your flower center. Then allow the entire thing to dry!

Be sure see more about making this mason jar in the blog post!!