DecoArt Teacher Gift Jar

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by DecoArt Design Team

DecoArt Teacher Gift Jar

Start off the school year with a gift for Teacher, this handsome, handy storage jar made with Americana Gloss Enamels.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours + dry time

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Remove labels and lid before painting. Clean surface.
  • 2
    Place strip of tape across front of jar 1 ½ inch from bottom. Use ruler to mask off 2 ¼ inch x 2 ½ inch rectangle; secure edges of tape to avoid paint seepage.
  • 3
    Use large pouncer and Black to paint inside rectangular opening of tape; carefully remove tape while paint is wet.
  • 4
    Use round brush and Glorious Gold to paint border around Black rectangle for chalkboard frame; let dry.
  • 5
    Print pattern onto cardstock and trim it to within ½ inch of pattern edge. Cut out apple, leaf, and stem shapes to create stencil.
  • 6
    Refer to photo for placement and tape edge of stencil to glass area. (Do not tape over paint)
  • 7
    Holding stencil down with finger, use small pouncer dipped in Tuscan Red to apply thick coat of paint over apple shape. Repeat with Festive Green to paint leaf; let dry.
  • 8
    Use round brush and Dark Chocolate to paint stem on apple; let dry.
  • 9
    Use round brush and Cloud White to paint highlight on apple and A+ on chalkboard area; let dry.
  • 10
    Follow instructions on Americana Gloss Enamels package to heat-set paint.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours + dry time

Project Supplies

  • •DecoArt Americana Gloss Enamels Paint in White, Dark Chocolate, Black, Glorious Gold, Festive Green & Tuscan Red
  • •Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Round Size 3 & 1/2 Flat Brushes
  • •Ball Mason Jar Quart Smooth
  • •Martha Stewart Crafts Foam Pouncer Set
  • •Ruler, Cardstock, Scissors, Pencil, Foam Plate & Masking Tape
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