Remember a couple weeks ago when I picked these jugs up at a garage sale? The smaller one I just liked, but when we saw the larger one, we knew it looked exactly like The Old Mountain Jug. Go to the link to read all about the Battle for the Old Mountain Jug, an annual football game played between Appalachian State and Western Carolina (alma mater of Rachel from Big Brother - gag me). Anywho, we knew we needed to make a replica of it to take to the annual ASU vs. WCU game.
|First, I spray painted the whole thing with Krylon Indoor/Outdoor gloss spray paint in Sun Yellow.|
|Using the stencil, a stencil brush, and black ceramic paint to create Yosef on one side of the Jug.|
|The finished Yosef! I'm happy with it (as long as I don't look too closely).|
|Now, time for the opposing side of the Jug. I used this image for the WCU Catamount. A stencil was not going to work this time because of all the spots and separate pieces so I decided to use the graphite tracing technique for this side.|
|No need to trace perfectly. In fact, you don't even really have to trace, just rubbing pencil all over the back achieves the same effect. You only have to be careful about tracing on the right side.|
|The hardest part was getting the Catamount positioned in the same spot the Yosef was positioned on the other side. In the end, it should be about an inch to the left, but as long as we don't tell anyone, I don't think they'll notice.|
|The Catamount after being traced onto the Jug.|
|Positioning the letters proved to be a struggle too, but I just had to keep telling myself that I'm the only one who will ever notice if the C and the S aren't at the same height.|
And now, for the finished product...
And here's the "real life" Old Mountain Jug (excuse the crappy Internet pictures):
|Chancellor Peacock carrying the Jug after an ASU win!|
|And sadly, I guess WCU has to win sometimes. (This was the. only. picture of the Catamount side I could find on the net, so I can't really tell how good or bad of a job I did recreating it, but I like to think mine looks better than the real one.)|