I purchased the artichokes the day after Xmas at Hob Lob for half price. Why I waited so long to work on this project was because I kept thinking we would have some pretty weather but to no avail. I did finally get the artichoke out of the can and poured the rest of the paint into a bowl to roll the artichokes around in using tongs in order to coat them. WHEW!
It took several times of rolling the artichokes around in the paint to cover them this well. So here are the final results.