Mummy Paint Cans

Designer: Elizabeth Carey



  1. Pour CD-1404 Gallon Paint Can and CD-1405 Quart Paint Can molds ¼” thick. Refer to casting instructions.
  2. Once it is firm enough to handle, use the sponge to smooth down any casting lines.
  3. Place the patterns on the cans and trace with the pencil.
  4. Use the X-ACTO knife to cut out the faces. Smooth with a damp sponge.
  5. Use the needle tool to a poke hole where the handles attach.
  6. Rip the cotton fabric into thin strips. Around ½”-1” wide and 12” long. They do not need to be exact.
  7. Dip each strip into the slip and press onto the paint cans. Smooth them down with your fingers. Crisscross them to look like they are wrapping around the cans.
  8. Fire to cone 04.
  9. Use MC-002 12mm Low Track Masking Tape to tape over the eyes, mouth and handle holes.
  10. Pour about 1 cup of FN-009 Black into the disposable cup. Thin with water. Pour into the paint cans and rotate to completely cover the inside. Drain the excess glaze.
  11. Remove the tape.
  12. Pour a small amount of FN-009 Black onto the palette. Thin with water. Using the Soft Fan, apply a thin coat to the faces. Use a damp sponge to antique.
  13. Using the Script Liner with SC-86 Old Lace, apply 1 thick coat over the strips of fabric. Use the Script Liner with SC-92 Café Ole to shade the recessed areas around the strips.
  14. Using the Script Liner with FN-009 Black, apply 3 coats to the knobs where the handles insert and to the upper rims. Use the Soft Fan to apply 3 coats to the bottoms. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  15. Using the Soft Fan with S-2101 Clear Brushing Glaze apply 2 coats over the outside of the paint cans. Or dip into NT-CLR Clear Dipping Glaze.
  16. Fire to cone 06.
  17. Straighten out the metal coat hanger. Bend into the shape of a handle. Cut off excess with the wire cutters. Insert into the holes.



  • CD-1404 Gallon Paint Can
  • CD-1405 Quart Paint Can


  • FN-009 Black
  • NT-CLR Clear Dipping Glaze or S-2101 Clear Brushing Glaze
  • SC-86 Old Lace
  • SC-92 Café Ole

Decorating Accessories

  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
  • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • MC-002 12mm Low Track Masking Tape

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Pencil
  • Needle tool
  • Metal coat hanger
  • Wire cutters
  • Disposable cup (2)
  • Exacto knife
  • Pattern: Download