Farmhouse Milk Can Vase

Designer: Marcia Roullard



1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 Bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.

2. Slightly thin FN-009 Black. Pour inside the vase, turn to coat, pour out the excess and drain.

3. Use the Soft Fan to apply three coats of EL-145 Ginger Root to the top section of the milk can. Apply in a circular direction. Brush in thick coats to form a ridge of glaze with your brush. Don’t flatten the ridges; they will add interest to the glaze.

4. In the middle band, use the Soft Fan to apply two coats of EL-146 Rain Cloud and one coat of EL-144 Dark Amethyst.

5. For the remainder of the milk can, apply three coats of EL-144 Dark Amethyst in a circular direction leaving ridges in the glaze.

6. Use the pattern to trace the rectangle shape onto the can. Scratch off most of the glaze in the rectangular area. Leave some of the Elements glaze as it will give it an antique look.

7. Use the Script Liner to apply 2-3 coats of SC-86 Old Lace to the rectangular space.

8. Use a palette knife to thicken SC-15 Tuxedo with AC-310 Silkscreen Medium to the consistency of peanut butter. Place the silkscreen (shiny side down) onto the rectangular area and rub the thickened mixture over the screen.

9. Use the Liner to repaint the lines on the edges of the screen if necessary.

10. Fire to cone 06.



  • MB-1527 Milk Can Vase


  • EL-144 Dark Amethyst
  • EL-145 Ginger Root
  • EL-146 Rain Cloud
  • FN-009 Black
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-86 Old Lace

Decorating Accessories

  • AC-310 Silkscreen Medium
  • DSS-0153 Farmhouse Silkscreen
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Palette Knife
  • Scratching Tool