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Woodland Wonderland Cookie Container with Deer

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

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Woodland Wonderland Cookie Container with Deer

designed by Donna Welter

That gift of holiday baked goods takes on a woodland theme with Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Decou-Page™

  • Matte Decou-Page (DS106)

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Black Tie (DA539)
  • Cactus (DA564)
  • Cocoa Bean (DA535)
  • Paprika (DA512)
  • Red Barn (DA507)
  • School Bus (DA515) — optional
  • Vanilla Shake (DA502)

Mediums

  • Weathered Wood® (DAS8)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • scissors
  • ruler (or measuring tape)
  • E6000 glue (E6000)
  • #3 round brush
  • 1" flat brush
  • #2 round brush
  • 1/4" flat brush
  • #0 liner brush
  • foam brush
  • pencil eraser (clean)
  • floral moss
  • clothespins
  • twine
  • scrapbook paper
  • needle nose pliers
  • plastic animal (deer)
  • basswood round (4: 2, same size as container lid; others, smaller)
  • polymer clay
  • container (round or bottle)
  • wooden cutouts (mushroom; fox; squirrel; owl)
  • acorn

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Empty, clean, and dry the container thoroughly. Measure a piece of the scrapbook paper to wrap container. (Cut an extra 1" or so to allow for overlap.)
  2. Brush a thin even coat of Americana Matte Decou-Page onto the back side of the scrapbook paper, using a foam brush. Apply the scrapbook paper to the container, smoothing out any wrinkles with fingertips. Apply a top coat of Decou-Page to the outside of the container.
  3. Cut scrapbook paper to fit the lid of the container. Adhere the paper to the lid using instructions from steps 1-2.
  4. Remove the springs from the clothespins, using small needle nose pliers. Set the springs aside. Paint the clothespins with two coats of Red Barn on all sides, letting each side dry before flipping to paint the back sides.
  5. Re-attach the springs to form completed clothespins.
  6. Paint the mushroom wooden cutout: Using a 1/4" flat brush, paint the stem in Vanilla Shake and the top in Red Barn. Let dry. Once dry, use the end of a clean pencil eraser to apply dots of Vanilla Shake.
  7. Using E6000 Glue, attach the mushroom onto a clothespin.
  8. Repeat the previous steps for the fox: Mix Cocoa Bean and Paprika to paint the entire wooden cutout. Save mix for next step. Let dry. Using a #2 round brush, paint the tail, ears, cheeks, eyes, and paws in Vanilla Shake. Using a liner brush and Black Tie, free-hand the nose and mouth area. (Refer to photo). Use the handle end of the brush to create pupils in Cocoa Bean.
  9. Paint the entire squirrel with the mix from step 8. Let dry. Mix a small amount of Cocoa Bean with Vanilla Shake and pounce onto the tail area with a 1/4" flat brush. Paint the feet and acorn area with the same mix using a #3 round brush. Add a small amount of Black Tie to the mix; use the new mix to paint in the top of the acorn, nose, and pupils.
  10. Make a small ball out of polymer clay. (This will be the top of the mushroom.) Set aside. Roll another piece of clay into a log shape with one end slightly pointed. Gently, flatten the other end.
  11. Lightly flatten the cap of the mushroom. Make an impression on the flattened side of the mushroom cap using an eraser. Gently place the pointed end of the stem inside the impression. Bake the clay according to clay packaging instructions; let cool completely.
  12. Using a 1/4" flat brush, paint the stem with two coats of Vanilla Shake. Paint the top of the mushroom in Red Barn. Let dry. Once dry, use a clean pencil eraser to add dots to the cap in Vanilla Shake.
  13. Choose two basswood rounds, approximately the same size as the top of the container. Paint the inside of one round with Cocoa Bean and the other with Cactus. (Leave a small border around the edges to allow natural wood to show through). Let dry. Once dry, apply a coat of Weathered Wood to each round. Let dry. Once dry, paint Cocoa Bean over the Cactus round and Cactus on the Cocoa Bean round. Set aside to dry and crackle.
  14. Using E6000 Glue, adhere the crackled wooden round on top of the can lid. Adhere a deer, dried moss, and a small basswood round. (Refer to photo for placement.)
  15. Using a foam pouncer, paint the owl cutouts in Cactus. (Optional) Highlight the features in School Bus using a liner brush. Let dry. Once dry, drill a hole in the top of the round. Wrap twine around container and tie on the other wooden round.
  16. Attach a smaller owl to an unpainted wooden round using E6000 Glue. Adhere onto the side of the container.
  17. If desired, adhere an acorn to the side of the container using E6000 Glue.