Comical Easter Bunny Vase

 

Products Used

Bisque
  • MB-1144 Home Décor Vase
Color
  • CG-965 Mocha Marble
  • CG-966 Tiger Lily
  • CG-968 Peppermint Twist
  • FN-001 White
  • FN-011 Light Blue
  • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing
  • SC-1 Pink-A-Boo
  • SC-5 Tiger Tail
  • SC-11 Blue Yonder
  • SC-29 Blue Grass
  • SC-31 The Blues
  • SC-35 Gray Hare
  • SC-36 Irish Luck
  • SC-39 Army Surplus
  • SC-41 Brown Cow
  • SC-51 Poo Bear
  • SC-52 Toad-ily Green
  • SC-73 Candy Apply Red
  • SC-75 Orange-A-Peel
  • SC-92 Café Ole
  • SG-406 Brown

Decorating Accessories

  • Clay Carbon Paper

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Tile or Pallet
  • Plastic Cups for mixing
  • Two copies of the pattern: Download

 

bunny paint vase
 Designer: William Pulse
 
 

Instructions

  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.  Check the inside for any debris as well.
  2. Mix FN-036 Grape (approx. 2 oz.) with water to a melted ice cream consistency in a Plastic Cup. Pour the thinned glaze into the vase and while working quickly, rotate the vase to coat the inside of the vase.   Pour out excess glaze and invert vase to drain and dry. Use a moistened sponge to remove any drips from the outside of the vase.
  3. Apply 1 even coat of FN-001 White to the one side of the vase using CB-604 Soft Fan. Let dry.
  4. Print 2 copies of the pattern. Cut out the basic pattern shape on one copy of the bunny excluding the grassy areas around the bunny and eggs. Check to see that the pattern fits the side of the vase. Apply one generous, but even coat of FN-001 White to the back side of the cut out pattern with CB-604 Soft Fan. While working quickly as to not let the glaze dry on the paper, apply the pattern to the vase over the dried white glaze to adhere it to the vase.   Press and make sure all the edges have securely adhered to the vase. This will be your stencil.
  5. Apply 3 even coats of FN-011 Light Blue over the entire outside of the vase using CB-604 Soft Fan. Do not over apply glaze completely over the papered area. Just make sure that the glaze overlaps onto the paper around all edges of the pattern. After the last coat of glaze has been applied and is still damp, remove the paper stencil before it completely dries. Check to make sure no uneven areas are on the white glaze surface.   Finger smooth any uneven white glaze. Check and make sure all of the paper stencils has been removed. Let dry.
  6. Retrace the pattern onto the ware using a pencil and AC-230 Clay Carbon. Include the grass areas.
  7. Using CB-404 Pointed Round loaded with water and tipped with SC-92 Café Ole to shade the edges of the bunny. Pay attention to where the pattern shapes overlap one another.   Darken the shading where the shadows of the pattern overlap the Café Ole with SC-41 Brown Cow in the same manner.
  8. The inside of the ears are shaded with SC-1 Pink-A-Boo. Shade the top portions of the bunny’s cheeks also. Apply two coats to saturate the shading.Paint in the nose with 2-3 coats of Pink-A-Boo using CB-404 Pointed Round.
  9. Shade the tummy and tuff of hair on the tummy with SC-35 Gray Hare in the same manner and brush.
  10. Apply 1-2 coats of SC-31 The Blues to the brush handle using CB-404 Pointed Round. Shade the lower half of the handle with SC-29 Blue Grass. The bunny’s eyes are painted with The Blues and shaded lightly with Blue Grass as well. The pupil of the eye is SC-15 Tuxedo. Apply one coat of SC-60 to the brush and shade the lower half with SC-41 Brown Cow. Apply 1-2 coats of SC-51 Poo Bear to the bristles of the brush excluding the “paint” portion on the bristles.   Apply thinned SC-73 Candy Apple Red to the “paint” portion on the bristles.
  11. To the left egg, apply SC-51 Poo Bear to the crosshatch portion of the pattern using CB-110 Liner.   Use the end of the brush to apply dots with SC-75 Orange-A-Peel between the hatches. The middle egg has SC-11 Blue Yonder painted on the lines using CB-110 Liner and dots of SC-5 Tiger Tail.  The right egg has a thin coat of SC-73 Candy Apple Red to the two bands using CB-404 Pointed Round.  
  12. Stir and mix each one of the Jungle Gem glazes, CG-966 Tiger Lily, CG-965 Mocha Marble and CG-968 Peppermint Twist. Pour out some of each onto a tile or pallet. Apply 2 coats of each color with crystals to the respected eggs using CB-406 Pointed Round.  Do not over apply excess crystals. Monitor the placement of the crystals so they won't flow down onto the pattern during firing.  After the glazes have dried, you can remove some of the crystals as well.
  13. Shade over the eggs edges with a mixture of SC-41 Brown Cow and SC-15 Tuxedo to give contour to the eggs using CB-406 Pointed Round.
  14. Apply one heavy coat of SC-52 Toad-ily Green the grass blades using CB-110 Liner. Shade and darken some of the grass with one coat of SC-39 Army Surplus and SC-36 Irish Luck.
  15. Detail the bunny with SG-406 Brown Designer Liner keeping the line fine and even as you outline. Use the ridge of the blue background glaze to your advantage when applying the Designer Liner. You can add some outline detail to the eggs and grass, but do it sparingly for added reinforcement to the design. Keep any additional lines small and fine in width. Let Dry.
  16. Apply 1 coat of S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing over the entire outside of the vase excluding the egg areas where the crystal glazes were applied with CB-604 Soft Fan.
  17. Stilt and Fire the piece to Shelf Cone 05-06.

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