Vintage Milk Cans

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 each vase and turn to coat. Pour out the excess glaze and drain.
  3. Use the Soft Fan to apply three coats of CC-102 White Crackle in an uneven line on the vases as shown.
  4. Fire to cone 06.
  5. Use SS-138 Flat Black slightly thinned to brush over the crackle glaze. Wipe off to leave the black in the cracks of the glaze. Brush the remainder of the vase with a solid coat of the black acrylic.
  6. Pour MM-106 Steel Metallic in another container and stir thoroughly. Use an old soft brush to apply a heavy coat of the color onto the vase. While it is wet, screw on an MM-600 Spritzer cap to the Rapid Rust bottle and spray MM-305 Rapid Rust liberally over the Steel Metallic. Repeat the process of applying the Steel and Rapid Rust spray. To fully develop the rust may take overnight.



  • MB-1527 Milk Can Vase
  • MB-1526 Milk Can Bud Vase


  • FN-009 Black
  • CC-102 White Crackle
  • SS-138 Flat Black
  • MM-106 Steel Metallic
  • MM-305 Rapid Rust

Decorating Accessories

  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
  • MM-600 Spritzer Caps

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Old Brushes