Friday, October 7, 2016

How To Make A Poison Ball Jar

From JoAnn Fabrics instructions here


  • Quart-size plain, clear jar
  • Small Styrofoam™ skull
  • Paint for jar: Dark & Light Gray Concrete, Dark & Light Moss, Black & Light Gray Acrylic
  • Paint for Skull: White, Ivory, Linen, Light Brown, Black
  • White scribbles paint (3-D fabric paint)
  • Sponge dauber
  • Natural sponge
  • Small detailing brush
  • Small stippling brush
  • Medium round brush
  • Painter’s tape
  • Spanish moss
  • Fabri-Tac glue


    Allow paints to dry thoroughly.
  1. To print the patterns, click on the "Download Project PDF" button (above). Enlarge patterns.
  2. Use painter’s tape to tape “poison” pattern to the INSIDE of the jar first, then tape the skull pattern in place above “poison”.
  3. Use the Scribbles paint to thickly draw the designs onto the OUTSIDE of the jar.
  4. Remove paper and tape from inside the jar and put the lid and cap on.
  5. Use a natural sponge to daub on the dark and light concrete paint on all over the jar and lid for a mottled effect.
  6. Use the stippling brush and black acrylic paint to shade around skull and “poison”.
  7. Use the small detail brush and light gray acrylic paint to highlight surface of skull and “poison”.
  8. Use the medium round brush and dark and light moss paint to create “dripping moss” effect.

    Styrofoam Skull:
  1. Use a round brush to paint the inside sockets of the eyes and nose black.
  2. Use natural sponge to daub on white, ivory and linen paint on all over the skull for a natural bone effect.
  3. Use the detailing brush and white and light brown acrylic to paint highlights onto skull.
  4. Use the small detail brush and white acrylic to paint teeth, then use black acrylic to darken around spaces between the teeth as desired.
  5. Glue skull on top of lid.

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