- Last Updated: Friday, 03 November 2017 17:05
- CD-902 Chalkboard Gator
- SC-015 Tuxedo
- SC-16 Cotton Tail
- SC-26 Green Thumb
- SC-77 Glo-worm
- CB-110 # 10/0 Mini Liner
- CB-404 # 4 Pointed Round
- CB-604 # 4 Soft Fan
- AB-834 ¾” Base Coat (if using a brush-on chalkboard paint)
- MC-002 12mm Masking Tape
- small straw
- liquid dish soap
- Paper cup
- Chalk Board Paint, Aerosol or brush on
Designer: Timothy McPherson
- Pour the piece using low fire slip.
- When leather hard, remove from the mold and allow to dry.
- When dry, clean and fire to shelf cone 04 bisque.
- Mask off the teeth and recessed area using the MC-001 12mm Masking Tape.
- Using the CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of SC-77 Glo-worm to the body of the alligator, keeping color off the eye and the indented chalkboard area.
- Mix 1 part of SC-26 Green Thumb to 2 parts water and a few drops of liquid soap detergent, and mix.
- Blowing thru the straw, create bubbles and press the piece into the bubbles.
- Remove the masking tape.
- Wipe any color off the eye and chalkboard areas with a damp sponge.
- Using the CB-404 # 4 Pointed Round, apply 2 coats of SC-16 Cotton Tail to the teeth and the eye-opening.
- Using the CB-404 # 4 Pointed Round, add the iris to the eye using 2 coats of SC-26 Green Thumb.
- Using the CB-110 # 10/0 Mini Liner, outline the eye and apply 2 coats of Tuxedo to the pupil.
- Stilt and fire to shelf cone 05/06.
- If using the aerosol chalkboard paint, mask off the depressed area with MC-002 12mm Masking Tape, then spray 2 to 3 light coats. Remove the tape.
- If using a brush-on chalkboard paint, follow the label directions and apply using the AB-834 ¾” Base Coat brush.
- Allow to cure for 24 hours before using.