Thursday, January 20, 2011

Finishing Up the Watering Can

As I said in the previous post I would be painting my watering cans and show you the results.

I like to use a thick paint on the paper projects when I accent with thread. The thick paint covers the thread quicker. For this job I use Delta's Perm Enamel, an oil base enamel would work also.

Let that "primer" coat dry.

Use Perm Enamel's colors if you have them or use craft acrylic paint to give the watering can a coat of color. You may want to give the cans 2 or three coats of the color depending on how your paint covers.

When the color coats are dry I use Delta's Perm Enamel Clear Gloss Glaze to finish off, I use 2 coats. Any acrylic finish will do, use the one you like.

You'll notice I have my cans on toothpicks to paint them. I use the sticky wax that miniature sites sell to stick accessories to miniature furniture. I scrape out a ball the size of a pea and stick it on a toothpick. This works well to paint small projects.

Here are my watering cans, there is one I haven't decided on a color for, yet.

Of course you can paint them in metal colored paint, age them, ding them up a bit.
All sorts of decorating can go on. . . .

Have fun, expand on it, make it better, just keep making minis ! ! !


  1. Perfecto tutorial como siempre. Muchisimas gracias. Un abrazo.

  2. Acabo de conocer tu blog y me han gustado mucho tus trabajos y tutos. Muchisimas gracias por compartirlos. Voy a hacerme tu seguidora!!! Saludos. Olga.

  3. Thank you very much for this beautifull tutorial

  4. Thank you sooooo much. This is fantastic. You are so very talented.

  5. All has been said before me. You are so generous with these great tutorials. Thank you and a warm hug

  6. Gracías por el tutto,es magnifico,ya tienes una seguidora más,y tu blog enlace al mio,es muy interesante,seguire visitandote.Te invito a mi blog.Saludos.

  7. a very useful tutorial, thanks! with colors is great!

  8. What a beautifull wateringcan. I would like to make some myself since they will fit very well in some of my projects

  9. Kris,

    What wonderful projects. I'm going to give the watering can a try. It's just what I have been looking for. Thank you for sharing your creativity with the rest of us miniholics.

  10. Absolutely love these ... one can never have too many watering cans, and yours are delightful! And, thanks to your generous, willing spirit for sharing your wonderful wee creations.