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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52 comments:

Debbie said...

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

Maria said...

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

marlies said...

Thank you Debbie and Maria.

* I used 180 gr and 200 gr paper.

Jean Day said...

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

Tuulia said...

These are really beautiful!!

Doreen said...

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.

eija said...

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...

Marja said...

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

Daisy said...

Thank you!
Wonderful tutorial!

hannajaleijona said...

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...

marlies said...

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

Liberty Biberty said...

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

Marja said...

Cans are so sweet! Thanks for tutorials!

pussman said...

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!

Sassy Mini Dolls said...

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

TreeFeathers said...

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

- Grace

Meli said...

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

Tallulah~Belle said...

Beautiful.....and a wonderful tutorial.

Thank you.

~ Jayne

Marja-Leena said...

Very sweet!

Hertta said...

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

BURBUJAT - ANGELES said...

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

marlies said...

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

juani said...

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

Mirja said...

these are so cute:))

MiniKat said...

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

Matxalen said...

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

Mary said...

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

Julianna said...

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

Kristiina said...

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

monikey said...

gracias por el tutorial, esta estupendo, un saludo.

Johanna said...

Thank you for patterns and instruction of cans!

Greetings from Finland. :)

wiiks said...

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

sirpa said...

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

Outi said...

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

marlies said...

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

MiniMadWoman said...

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

MOLI said...

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

MiniAlev said...

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

Kim said...

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!

Katie said...

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

Christel Jensen said...

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

Snowfern said...

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

Katie said...

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

Marina said...

Very beautiful! I love it!!!!!

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

Congratulations!
Marina, from Portugal

Bossa said...

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

The Dangerous Mezzo said...

What a wonderful tutorial -- thank you!

A Little More Minis said...

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

Helene Dalmar said...

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

Christine said...

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

Merja said...

Beautiful!

Liduina said...

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

M.Arta said...

Fantastic!!!!!
M.Arta