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Springtime Watering Can

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

Springtime Watering Can
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Springtime Watering Can

designed by Cindy Jacobelli

Turn a plain watering can into a planter for spring flowers with Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.

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Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Apple Green (DA518)
  • Black Tie (DA539)
  • Cotton Ball (DA500)
  • Lemon Zest (DA513)

Americana® Stencils

  • Inspiration (6" x 8") (ASMM38)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • rubbing alcohol
  • painter's tape
  • cosmetic sponges
  • metal watering can
  • cotton swabs
  • paintbrushes


  1. Use painter's tape to tape off the middle section of the watering can.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Paint Cotton Ball stripes on either side of the painter's tape.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Add Apple Green stripes on either side of the Cotton Ball stripes. (Do this free-hand or use painter's tape to mark them off.)
    Step 2 Example
  4. Add small flowers along the Cotton Ball stripe using Lemon Zest.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Add Black Tie dots to the center of each Lemon Zest flower and stems with leaves connecting each flower in Apple Green.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Apply the "Be Happy" portion of the Inspiration stencil to the center of the can using Lemon Zest: Use a cosmetic sponge and a very small amount of paint to apply the stencil, dabbing some of it off of the sponge before applying it to the can to ensure a nice clean application and a very thin layer. Build up the layers until the proper coverage is achieved.
    Step 5 Example