Friday, March 13, 2009

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This is how I make my cans:



* draw the pattern that you want to use on a piece of paper. I used 180 and 200 grams paper. Use a pair of scissors to cut out the parts.

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* start rolling - on a soft surface - the parts. I use my upper leg (see picture) Use a pen the get the correct shape.


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* glue the parts together

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* take a good look at the jug. make sure its round or else start over again using the pen. If it's ok, glue the jug to a piece of paper. Let it dry.

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* cut out the jug, using the bottom as a guide.

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* paint the inner side of the jug at least 2 times. If the paper you used has a white substrate, because you have a printed design, make sure you paint the inner side at least 2 time with plain white paint before you start with the color. This prevents the darker paint seeing through later went the jug gets varnished. It also strenghtens the paper. Let it dry

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* when the paint is dry glue the pouring spout to the jug and paint it in the same color as used for the inside of the jug. Also paint a strip a paper in the color of the handle of the jug.
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* now we are getting to the hardest part of this workshop, use a small brush with a little bit paint and strike along the pouring spout. There should appear a small edge on the outerside. Maybe this has to be done two times. Also do this with the bottom of the jug.
** An other option is to glue a small wire to the edge and paint that.

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* cut out the handle for the jug. I normally use 2 or 3 mm. And roll this also with the pen as before. You can choose to make the ends peak. Glue one side at the back-top side of the jug and let it dry. After that bend the handle down in the shape you like. Cut to fit (peak or not) and glue to jug.
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* when the jug is completely dry you can start to varnish. Use the gloss varnish or nailpolish will do. Repaet this several times but do not put on to thick. It depends on the paper how often you have to do this but make sure that between the layers the jug dries. And ready it is!!







You can paint your can also on the outside and use tranfers, like this.

Or an traditional ....
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If you have any questions, let me now! Have fun!

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54 comments:

  1. Marlies thank you so much for this tutorial. The little jugs are wonderful. I most have a go when I get 5 minutes..

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  2. Lovely instruction! I have made one can some time ago from copper, but not tested from carton..

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  3. Thank you Debbie and Maria.

    * I used 180 gr and 200 gr paper.

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  4. Amazing, great tutorial, thank you, they look so realistic.

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  5. These are really beautiful!!

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  6. Thank you so much Marlies. They are beautiful and your tutorial is so good and easy to follow. I just hope the jugs are as easy to make as it looks in your pictures. Great job.

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  7. I found your pages via Maria (Finland). You have very beautiful pages and nice ideas!
    I have a blog, too, only in Finnish, so far...

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  8. super!! dank je wel voor de workshop...
    ga morgen is kijken of ik het kan gaan maken
    vind het zooooo leuk......
    groetjes Marja

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  9. Thank you!
    Wonderful tutorial!

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  10. Thank you so much! The pattern is really helpful and the tutorial really good. We'll see what kind of cans we'll make all across the networld...

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  11. Thank you all for your lovely comments, if you do make cans, I want to see pictures!! :)
    * marlies

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  12. Marlies, that has to be one of the most amazing miniature workshops I have ever seen! You are too clever!
    Thank your daughter for the great translation.
    Prachtig!
    Mercedes

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  13. Cans are so sweet! Thanks for tutorials!

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  14. Heeel heel bedankt voor de tutorial.
    Ik dierf het niet meer te vragen (ik ben de taart nog niet vergeten hoor)
    Maar die kannen zijn zoo mooi!

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  15. WOW, I cannot believe those are made out of paper?!?!?!? Just beautiful! Thank you for sharing. :) Mini hugs, Marsha

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  16. These are beautiful, thank you so much for doing this tutorial!

    - Grace

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  17. Marlies, thanks for the tutorial!!! I'm going to try. Yours are so niece!!
    Meli

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  18. Beautiful.....and a wonderful tutorial.

    Thank you.

    ~ Jayne

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  19. So tiny, so realistic and so BEAUTIFUL ;)... must try as soon as possible !And thank you for visiting my site,
    Helena (Hertta ; )

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  20. Muchisimas gracias por el tutorial y los patrones. Estan geniales, me gustan mucho. Besos. Angeles.

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  21. Thanks you all for your lovely comments, If you have tried these and I want to see some pictures, :) I have a new workshop for the buckeds.

    Angeles, No hay de qué

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  22. muchas gracias por el tutorial de las jarritas estan preciosas
    he hecho dos y me han quedado bastante bien
    de nuevo muchas gracias
    juani
    las minis de eden

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  23. This is a fantastic tutorial! Thank you for sharing it.

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  24. Thank you very much, Marlies. I made too and they are beautifull look

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  25. Thank you for sharing this tutorial. I've been wanting to know how to make these jugs. Yeah!!! I just love them so much!
    Mini Hugs,
    Mary

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  26. All of these are so pretty! Tutorial is so wonderful! Thanks! I made some cans, not just like yours, but a bit like. :)

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  27. Hello Marlies! You have so lovely pages here and your tiny jugs you have done are soooo wonderful!!!! Thank you so much for the pattern.
    Best regards from Finland!
    Kristiina
    http://www.kinina.vuodatus.net

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  28. gracias por el tutorial, esta estupendo, un saludo.

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  29. Thank you for patterns and instruction of cans!

    Greetings from Finland. :)

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  30. Thanks for the tutorial! These cans of yours look great -have to try one...

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  31. Wow, great tutorial! .. and your sites too;)

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  32. Your cans are so beautiful. Thank you for the pattern and good instructions.

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  33. I want to say : "THANK YOU" for your lovely reactions, I'm glad you like it!
    Have fun with doing these,
    marlies

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  34. Thank you so much for the wonderful tutorial! I've often seen these little jugs and wondered where to get them and now I can make my own! You'd never know they were made with paper!

    I've had a peek through your blog as well and enjoyed my visit here!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Teresa

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  35. Tus jarritas son las mas famosas del mundo. Muchisimas gracias por el tutorial.
    Thanks for the tutorial. I'm going to try sure.

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  36. Thankyou very much for the tutorials.
    Las jarritas son preciosas, segurísimo lo intentaré.
    Muchas gracias por compartirlo.

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  37. I popped over here from Mercedes Liberty Biberty blog, where she made a lot of your beautiful pitchers. I am adding my thank you- what a great tutorial to share! I hope I can squeak out a little bit of time to try them out soon! You could never tell they are paper- very nice!

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  38. I have been watching these beautiful jugs beening made on Kiberty's and casey blog, and thought I'd give it a go, too! But I wanted to stop by here and thank you for the wonderful tutorial!! I will have pictures up in a couple of days of the ones I have made....first I must finish them:)
    Thanks again!
    Katie

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  39. Hi Marlies
    They are unbelievably cute:) I will try them for sure. Thanks for showing:)

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  40. thanks so much for this tutorial! i will definitely try to make one too!

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  41. HI! I just wanted to say thank-you for posting the pattern for these! I have had a lot of fun making them, and have gotten a little in over my head with them:) Here's the link to a few that I made...Come See:)
    http://katiesclaycorner.blogspot.com/2009/07/some-actual-minis-today-lol.html
    Thanks Again!!!!!!!
    Katie

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  42. Very beautiful! I love it!!!!!

    Your blog is on my site, if you don´t mind... :)

    Congratulations!
    Marina, from Portugal

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  43. Ohhhh. I want to make some of this..
    I am now a follower

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  44. What a wonderful tutorial -- thank you!

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  45. Hoi Marlies,

    Ik ben bezig met dit patroon van jouw kannen (staat een foto van op m'n blog).
    Ik ben blij dat met jullie alles goed is en dat jullie hoog en droog zitten nu met al die wateroverlast... vreselijk voor al die mensen die het helaas niet droog houden.

    Lieve groetjes, Jollie

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  46. I made pitchers of your textbook! I really enjoyed making them. But the first result is not as good as yours. I hope others will be my best:)
    Thank you very much!

    http://dalmar-miniatures.blogspot.com/2011/02/blog-post_4431.html

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  47. Thank you so much. These are perfect for something I am making as a gift and maybe some extras for me.

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  48. Dag Marlies,

    Wat een mooie miniaturen maak jij!
    Heel erg bedankt voor je workshop "emaille kan". Ik was al tijden op zoek naar zo'n beschrijving. Heb jij voor mij ook het patroon in schaal 1 op 12?
    En met wat voor verf schilder jij de kannen?
    veel groetjes
    Liduina

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  49. Thank you for the great tutorial. I am going to try this out! You have made very lovely cans. :)

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  50. Thank you Sari-Anne ♥ It is still so much fun to do, the more you make, the better they get :) Nice to see your comment after all that time I posted this :D

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