Cow Milk Bottle
One old milk bottle
Off-white or white flat (Latex) wall paint.
Old toothbrush for spattering
2" foam brushes
Clear gloss glaze
DecoArt-American Acrylic Paints:
Antique White Light Buttermilk
Soft Black Black
Country Red Rookwood Red
Forest Green Black Forest Green
Olive Green Burnt Umber
Tomato Red Black Plum
DecoArt-Americana- Dazzling Metallics:
Jar preparation: Using the 2" foam brush, base coat the jar with the flat wall paint. Allow to dry for at least eight hours, then apply a second coat of wall paint. This will dry much faster than the first coat.
If desired, use a hair dryer to help speed up this process.
When dry, apply one or two coats more of
the flat wall paint. When this is completely dry you need to base coat the bottle with Antique White.
Transfer the design onto the bottle.
Base coat the cow body with Light Buttermilk. Black spots are painted in with Soft Black.
The heart is base coated in with Country Red and shaded around the edges with Rookwood Red.
Cow utters: base coat with Gooseberry pink.
Add lines of soft black and Light Buttermilk to bottom of cow tail.
If you don't want to put the wreath on him, now is the time to spatter with an old tooth brush.
Spatter first with Light Buttermilk and then spatter again with Soft Black.
Float or don't float, Burnt Umber all around outside of cow for dimension!
Base coat in holly leaves with Forest Green. Highlight one side of each leaf with Olive green. Shade other side of leaf with Black Forest Green. Add vein line in each leaf with Black Forest Green.
Holly berries, base coat with Tomato Red. Outline with Black Plum and then highlight each with light buttermilk.
Band around cows neck, base coat with Antique White, shade around berries and leaves with Burnt Umber.
Cow Bell: base coat with Emperor's Gold. Shade around edges with Burnt Umber.
To finish: with a foam brush apply the Delta perm-enamel Clear Gloss Glaze.
Allow to dry. Add a raffia bow or leave plain!
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This Craft Project was submitted by
Cindy Trombley copyright 2001 from
Painting on Jars
By Shellie Wilson. Shellie is the chief creative editor for Craftbits.