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All-American Jars

Whether you’re decorating for Fourth of July or you love a little all-American style, these mason jars are the perfect addition to your décor! Duncan® Satin Glazes® add a rustic charm with some patriotic flair.   


1. Wipe jars with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.

2. Pour some Clear Satin into a paper cup and add some water to thin to a heavy cream consistency. Pour into mason jars and swirl and tilt around to coat entire inside with glaze. Pour out any excess and wipe away any drips.

3. Trace letters onto shelf paper and cut out.

4. Determine placement of letters on each jar so they will line up evenly when placed side-by-side. Remove backing from letters and press each letter onto a jar, pressing firmly around all edges to seal from color.

5. Brush three coats of Neon Red onto outside of “U” jar.

6. Brush three coats of Satin Clear onto “S” jar.

7. Brush three coats of Neon Blue onto “A” jar. 

8. Remove all letter cutouts.

9. Use the No. 1 Liner to outline “S” with Neon Red, then fill in left side with Neon Red. Leave a space in center of “S” and paint the ride side Neon Blue, then fill in the center with Clear.

10. Use back end of paintbrush to dab Neon Blue and Neon Red dots around the white “S” jar. 

11. Brush two coats of Clear onto the “U” and “A.” Let dry completely.

12. Stilt jars and fire to cone 06.

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Posted by Suzie Shinseki

Suzie works as a Senior Designer at iLoveToCreate®. She has been involved with art since childhood, and her passion has continued throughout her life. She honed her natural talents by attending the Academy of Arts in San Francisco on scholarship, art classes at San Jose City College. She works with various media and substrates. You can find her masterpieces on painted signs, murals, people and animal portraiture, mold design, sculptures, ceramic projects and fabric paint designs. Her commercial endeavors include children’s coloring books, illustrative designs for bags, brochures and cards. Her exceptional illustration skills have brought her many jobs as a fashion illustrator for designers in Hong Kong and Hawaii.

What you need:


  • Clear adhesive-backed shelf paper
  • Paper cup
  • Foil or foam plate for palette
  • Craft knife or scissors
  • Pencil
  • Paper towels
  • Potter's sponge
  • Container for water