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Products Used

Bisque
  • MB-1353 8" x 10" Clay Canvas
Color
  • FN-001 White
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-26 Green Thumb
  • SC-31 The Blues
  • SC-30 Blue Dawn
  • SC-24 Dandelion
  • SC-74 Hot Tamale
  • SC-75 Orange A Peel
  • SG-302 Snowfall
  • SG-404 Blue
  • AC-310 Silkscreen Medium
  • SC-16 Cotton Tail

Decorating Accessories

  • DSS-106 Winter/Holiday
  • DSS-107 Season's Greetings
  • DSS-110 Botanical - Trees
  • CB-604 Soft Fan
  • CB-106 Script Liner
  • AC-211 Lg. Sponge on a Stick

Additional Materials

 

Designer: Marcia Roullard
 

Instructions

  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. With CB-604 Soft Fan, brush on FN-001 White to the top of the bisque. Apply 2 coats.
  3. Cut out the snowman pattern and position it on the canvas. Draw a pencil line for the snowbank, then cut a paper pattern to mimic the slope and snow.
  4. Wet the canvas lightly with water, place snowman and snowbank paper patterns, as shown, to bisque.
  5. Use a 2" foam roller to roll on SC-30 Blue Dawn to the exposed bisque. Roll on 3 coats.
  6. Roll on SC-31 The Blues to the top half of the bisque. Roll on 2 coats.
  7. Size the Evergreen tree from DSS-110 Botanical - Trees. Lightly pencil a guide where the top of the row of trees will align.
  8. Use AC-211 Large Sponge on a Stick to lightly sponge SC-26 Green Thumb to the tree area, while leaving some blue visable. Apply 1 coat. 
  9. Lightly brush remaining blue (sky) area with water. Place the Plaid 30622 Pebble Background stencil on the blue area of bisque. 
  10. Using the AC-211 Large Sponge on a Stick, lightly sponge on SC-16 Cotton Tail. Apply 2 coats.
  11. Realign the stencil and repeat process from above to finish the sky area.
  12. To the consistency of peanut butter, thicken SC-15 Tuxedo with AC-310 Silkscreen Medium using a palette knife.
  13. With the paper patterns still in place, align the evergreen tree screen (from DSS-110 Botnaical - Trees) to the top of the pencil line guide from Step 7. With a rib or your finger, rub the thickened color over the grain side of the screen.
    • Tip: Screen some of the trees with various heights to add depth. You can continue to use the screen several times before cleaning, as long as the prints remain true.
  14. Screen the words Peace and Joy (from DSS-107 Season's Greetings) with thickened SC-15 Tuxedo near the top left corner.
  15. Clean all screens by wiping off or laying in water.
  16. Remove the paper patterns. Using the Skiing Snowman from DSS-106 Winter Holiday, screen image with the thickened SC-15 Tuxedo.
  17. With a palette knife, apply SG-302 Snowfall to the snow bank, flipping it up around the skis. Allow some to drip over the edges of the bisque.
  18. Brush SC-74 Hot Tamale to the hat, SC-24 Dandelion to the scarf, SC-30 Blue Dawn to the skis, and SC-75 Orange A Peel to the nose.
  19. With CB-106 Script Liner, re-outline the hat with SC-15 Tuxedo.
  20. When the SG-302 Snowfall painted area is dry, thicken SG-404 Blue with AC-310 Silkscreen Medium to the consistency of peanut butter. Screen the ornament ball from DSS-107 Season's Greetings over the snowfall in the bottom right corner of the bisque.
  21. Delicately brush SC-30 Blue Dawn into the ridges and dents of the snowfall to add depth and shadows.
  22. With CB-604 Soft Fan, brush SC-30 Blue Dawn to all sides of the bisque. Apply 3 coats. *Be sure to avoid the SG-302 Snowfall painted areas.  
  23. Fire to cone 05/06.

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