Sparkling Holiday Gift Pails

Materials

  • Metal paint pails, 8” diameter, three
  • Americana*: Acrylic Paints: Dark Chocolate; Marigold; Primary Red; Snow White; Napa Red; Burnt Orange; Black; Winter Blue; Sapphire; Honey Brown; Celery Green; Light Avocado; Milk Chocolate; Cadmium Yellow; Fleshtone; Light Buttermilk; Multi Purpose Sealer; Dura Clear Satin Varnish; Star Lite Topcoat
  • Dazzling Metallics Elegant Finish Paints*: Splendid Gold; Festive Red

Tools

  • Acrylic brushes
  • Small roller brush
  • Freezer paper
  • Vinegar
  • Clean rag

Directions

STEP 1

  • Clean buckets with equal parts mix of vinegar and water. Dry thoroughly. Cover work surface with freezer paper and tape corners. Use small sponge roller to apply sealer to bucket fronts, from seam to seam. Print and cut out patterns.

STEP 2

  • For snowman, use small roller brush to paint bucket Dark Chocolate. While paint is still wet, load same brush with Marigold and apply randomly to bucket, creating a background texture. Transfer main pattern to bucket. Paint: snowman Snow White; hat and scarf Napa Red; jingle bell Splendid Gold; eyes and buttons Black; nose Burnt Orange; twig arms Dark Chocolate; bird Primary Red with Black eye and Marigold beak. Shade around snowman and all areas with Dark Chocolate. Apply Star Lite Top Coat to buttons. Outline design with Black. Apply varnish.

STEP 3

  • For penguin, use small roller brush to paint bucket Winter Blue. While paint is still wet, load same brush with Sapphire and apply randomly to bucket, creating a background texture. Transfer main pattern to bucket. Paint: penguin Snow White and Black; eyes Black; beak Marigold; earmuffs Festive Red. Shade penguin’s face Milk Chocolate. Shade around penguin with Sapphire Blue. Apply Star Lite Top Coat to earmuffs. Apply varnish.

STEP 4

  • For angel, use small roller brush to paint bucket Celery Green. While paint is still wet, load same brush with Light Avocado and apply randomly to bucket, creating a background texture. Transfer main pattern lines to bucket. Paint halo Splendid Gold; highlight Cadmium Yellow. Paint hair Honey Brown; highlight Marigold. Paint face Fleshtone and eyes Black. Use cotton-tip swab to apply blush to cheeks. Paint collar Snow White. Shade hair, face and collar with Milk Chocolate. Paint wings Light Buttermilk. Shade around wings with Light Avocado. Brush Star Lite Top Coat over wings. Outline with Black. Apply varnish.
by Meggan Maravich

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/4420/f3a45e04-57e7-4a1f-8e6f-8ff1e1f1dc3b.pdf



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