by Tracia Ledford Williams
a useful bucket to store both seeds for the birds and salt for icy
You will need:
- Galvanized bucket
- Acrylic paint - White, Fuschia,
Black, Medium Blue, Tangerine, Yellow, Green, Light Green and
- Brush on metal primer
- Matte varnish
- Round paint brushes - #8
- 1" Sponge brush
- Tracing paper
- Paper Towel
over entire surface of bucket, inside and out, using the
sponge brush. Let dry.
- Trace and transfer
patterns onto each side of the bucket.
- Paint the snowman
white. Use medium blue to paint scarf around his neck and
tangerine paint for his nose. Using a small piece of crumpled
up paper towel, dip softly into white paint and add snowy
background around snowman. Add black eyes, mouth, outline
arms and buttons to the snowman. Using the opaque red paint,
add some red hearts.
- Using medium blue,
paint the blue bird on the opposite side of the bucket.
Add the beak and legs with yellow paint. Paint leaves and
vines using green, add lines of light green for highlights.
Add black dot to eyes. Mix a tiny bit of white to medium
blue paint and add strokes for feathers on the bird.
- Let paint dry. Finish
with 2 coats of varnish, allowing each coat to dry between
Delta Ceramcoat® Metal Primer, Ceramcoat® Exterior/Interior
Matte Varnish; Eagle® Brush Kid's Are Painter's Too
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