Farmhouse Chic Goldenrod Candle Jar

By  Debby Forshey-Choma 

  • Farmhouse Chic Goldenrod Candle Jar


  • Glass quart small mouth jar
  • Americana Acrylic Paints (DecoArt): Buttermilk; Evergreen; Golden Straw; Hauser Light Green; Honey Brown; Pineapple; Saffron Yellow
  • Votive candle cup
  • White votive candle
  • Natural raffia


  • DuraClear Matte Varnish (DecoArt)
  • DuraClear Matte Varnish (DecoArt)
  • Americana Matte Spray (DecoArt)
  • Weathered Wood (DecoArt)
  • Royal Paintbrushes: Debby Forshey's Texture Brush Series 1360 Medium; Oval Wash Combo Series 3080 #1; Majestic Square Shader Series 4150 #4, Liner Series 4585 #0, Glaze/Wash Series 4700 3/4"

Basic Supplies

  • newspaper (to cover work surface)

Pattern - Farmhouse Chic Goldenrod Candle Jar

  • 1. Before painting, clean jar with soap and water, then in white vinegar and warm water. Dry jar. Lightly mist outside of jar with matte spray. Print pattern.
  • 2. Basecoat outside of jar Evergreen using glaze/wash brush. Apply second and third coat for opaque coverage, letting dry between coats. Let dry and cure overnight. Follow manufacturer's instructions to apply (Note: For finer cracks, apply light coats of crackle medium and topcoat. For heavier cracks, apply heavy coats of crackle medium and topcoat. Apply topcoat of Buttermilk. Cracks will follow direction of topcoat brush strokes; avoid over brushing.) Let dry overnight. Lightly mist with matte spray. Transfer design to jar.
  • 3. For leaves and stems, double-load liner with Evergreen and Hauser Light Green; pull stems. Basecoat, shade, and highlight leaves in one stroke, using #4 shader in following manner: i.e. load brush with Hauser Light Green, side-load into Evergreen, and side-load other corner with Golden Straw, blending on palette. Pull one-stroke leaf starting at stem. (Note: Be sure when pulling stroke that highlight of Golden Straw is on top. Start the stroke on the chisel edge, apply pressure, pull on slight curve and lift brush, letting bristles return to chisel edge as you reach leaf's tip.)
  • 4. For goldenrod clusters, use texture brush. For base color of clusters, use Saffron Yellow, then highlight here and there with Pineapple.
  • 5. For butterflies, basecoat Golden Straw. To separate wings and body, shade with floats of Honey Brown along outside edges. Pull antennae with Honey Brown, using liner.
  • 6. After painting is complete, use oval wash combo to apply varnish to jar. Tie raffia bow around jar.