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Handpainted Bluebird Mason Jar

Transform glass canning jars into trendy and decorative home decor with Donna Dewberry!

At a Glance:

#5788 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Home Decor Chalk Logo
  • Multi-Surface Paint Logo
supplies

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Bark Brown, 2 oz. - 2907

Number Needed: 1 $1.89
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Thicket, 2 oz. - 2918

Number Needed: 1 $1.89
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Ink Spot, 2 oz. - 2925

Number Needed: 1 $1.89
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Medium Blue, 2 oz. - 2927

Number Needed: 1 $1.89
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Fresh Foliage, 2 oz. - 2942

Number Needed: 1 $1.89
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FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Chalk - Vintage Mustard, 8 oz. - 34155

Number Needed: 1 $7.99
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FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Tools - Sanding Foam Block - 34912

Number Needed: 1 $3.99
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instructions

Other Supplies

Brush basin, Foam plate, Paper towels, Large flat brush, No. 12 Flat brush, Rubbing alcohol

Instructions

  1. Spread brown craft paper over the studio table offering a clean, dry crafting surface and then position your glass canning jars on the work surface. Next, gather some rubbing alcohol and a paper towel and wipe over the exterior of the glass canning jar to remove all dirt, dust, or grease film.
  2. Using a large flat brush, apply a basecoat of Vintage Mustard and allow it to dry.
  3. Paint the metal ring and lid insert and allow all three parts to thoroughly dry.
  4. Once dry, lightly sand to distress using a sanding foam block. You can see paint has been removed over the raised glass details as well as around the lid. The amount of distressing is determined by choice with either a lightly-distressed look or a heavily-distressed surface where more paint has been removed.
  5. Next, using the One Stroke painting technique, paint a bluebird using FolkArt Multi-Surface paints on the distressed Vintage Mustard jar. To begin, double load a No. 12 flat brush with Parchment and Bark Brown and paint two “C” strokes creating the left side of the bird’s head and then body.
  6. Double load the same brush with Parchment and Medium Blue. To the Medium Blue side of the brush, add just a small touch of Ink Spot. Then, paint the right side of the bird’s head and body.
  7. Keeping the brush double-loaded with Parchment and Medium Blue, next paint the bird’s tail feathers beginning at the feather tip and stroking into the bird’s body. Turn the jar upside down to make it easier to paint.
  8. Using the same double-loaded brush and same strokes, the bird’s wings are painted next.
  9. To that same double-loaded brush, add a touch more Parchment and paint a small “C” stroke on the bird’s head keeping the Parchment to the left. This will create the cheek!
  10. Using the same No. 12 flat brush, pick up Bark Brown and paint the tree branch keeping on the chisel edge of the brush.
  11. Basic One Stroke leaves are painted next. Double-load the same flat brush with Thicket and Fresh Foliage to paint leaves on the branch. Be sure to use the chisel edge to pull a vein into each leaf.
  12. Next, paint small clusters of blue flower blossoms. Double-load the same brush with Parchment and Medium Blue to paint the small flowers. Paint a Bark Brown beak and an Ink Spot dot eye!

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

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