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:1-1/2 hours

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:1-1/2 hours

Project Supplies

  • DecoArt® Americana® Gloss Enamels® Paint 2 oz. White 104549502
  • DecoArt® Americana® Gloss Enamels® Paint 2 oz. Dark Chocolate 104549522
  • DecoArt® Americana® Gloss Enamels® Paint 2 oz. Black 104549524
  • DecoArt® Americana® Gloss Enamels® Paint 2 oz. Glorious Gold 104549528
  • DecoArt® Americana® Gloss Enamels® Paint 2 oz. Festive Green 104549514
  • DecoArt® Americana® Gloss Enamels® Paint 2 oz. Tuscan Red 104549508
  • Loew-Cornell® Paint Brush Flat 1/2 inch 104548674
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Round Size 3 104118922
  • Ball® Mason Jar Quart Smooth 104179536
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Foam Pouncer Set 6 pc. 104588767
  • Ruler
  • Cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Foam plate
  • Masking tape
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