Santa Gourd


Products Used

  • MB-1358 Gourd
  • SC-1 Pink-A-Boo
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-16 Cotton Tail
  • SC-46 Rawhide
  • SC-86 Old Lace
  • SP-274 Speckled Hot Tamale
  • SG-302 Snowfall
  • SG-501 Sculpting Medium
Decorating Accessories
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-110 #10/0 Liner
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponges
  • AC-213 Sponge on a Stick
  • ST-107 Holly Boarder Stamp
Additional Materials
  • Pencil
Project Info
  • Designer: Tim Mcpherson
  • Skill Level: Basic
  • Time: 1½ hours


  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque.  Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. With a pencil, sketch on facial features.
  3. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of SP-274 Speckled Hot Tamale to the hat area.
  4. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 2 coats of SC-86 Old Lace to the beard and mustache area.
  5. Using a CB-106 # 6 Script Liner, apply 3 coats of SC-46 Rawhide to the face and lips.
  6. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 2 coats of SC-16 Cotton Tail to the hat band, pompom and eyebrows.
  7. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, side load in SC-1 Pink A Boo and add the cheeks.
  8. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, apply SC-1 Pink-A-Boo to the lips.
  9. Using the AC-213 Sponge on a Stick, apply to small areas of the ST-107 Holly Border Stamp, and stamp at random to the hat, reloading each time you stamp.
  10. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 1 to 2 coats of SG-302 Snowfall to the hat band, pompom and eyebrows.
  11. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, apply SG-501 Sculpting Medium adding spirals to the beard and mustache.
  12. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, load in SC-15 Tuxedo and outline and detail the entire piece, and add the eyes. Allow to dry.
  13. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 05/06.

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