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Green Upcycled Easter Candy Jar with Rabbit

Americana® Gloss Enamels™

Green Upcycled Easter Candy Jar with Rabbit
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Green Upcycled Easter Candy Jar with Rabbit

designed by DecoArt Design Team

Easter candy takes on a whole new look when you add a colorful rabbit to a plain glass jar.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Sea Glass (DA297)

Americana® Crystal Gloss Enamels™

  • Black (DAGT02)
  • Blue (DAGT05)
  • Green (DAGT07)
  • Pink (DAGT09)
  • Red (DAGT04)
  • White (DAGT01)
  • Yellow (DAGT03)

Primers, Sealers, and Finishes

  • Americana® Primer & Sealer (DS17)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • paper towels
  • painter's tape
  • liner brush
  • soft bristle, full brush
  • clean glass jar (with lid)
  • soft bristle, shorter brush
  • chopsticks (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Print off the pattern and tape it to the inside of the jar with painter's tape.
  2. Outline the rabbit, features, and egg using a liner brush and Black Crystal.
  3. Mix Pink Crystal and White Crystal into a light pink. Dip a soft bristle, full brush into the mix, dipping generously. Add to the rabbit, working the paint around to all edges. (Save mix for later step.)
  4. When the paint is thoroughly dry, add another coat of the Pink Crystal/White Crystal mix from step 3. When the desired color is achieved, let dry again.
  5. Paint Pink Crystal for the inside of the rabbit's left ear. (You can mix Pink Crystal and Red Crystal for a darker pink and use it for the rabbit's nose as well.)
  6. For the eye, use Blue Crystal mixed with White Crystal for a lighter blue.
  7. For the whisker/cheek area, use Yellow Crystal.
  8. For the teeth, use White Crystal.
  9. Outline the egg using a liner brush and Black Crystal.
  10. Paint dots on the egg using the tip of a chopstick or the handle end of a paintbrush. When paint is thoroughly dry, paint the egg in a color of your choice.
  11. For textured dots, carefully use generous amounts of paint for a second coat and dry the jar flat.
  12. For a more defined, bolder border, trace the images with Black Crystal when finished painting the color.
  13. For the grass, dip a soft bristle, shorter brush generously into Green Crystal. Outline where you want to start painting the blades by blotting the brush onto the surface, making the mound for the rabbit.
  14. Mix Green Crystal and Yellow Crystal 1:1. Using a liner brush and the mix, paint the blades at the top of the Green Crystal mound around the rabbit, covering the mound.
  15. Using a liner brush and Green Crystal, paint the darker blades on top of the Green Crystal/Yellow Crystal mix. (If you would like even darker green blades, mix Green Crystal and Black Crystal.)
  16. Paint the lid in Sea Glass. Use the end of the paintbrush to create dotted flowers in coordinating colors on the rim. Coat the lid for protection with Americana Primer & Sealer.