Happy Pumpkin

 

 
 
Products Used

Bisque
  • CD-1146 - Large Gourd
Color
  • FN-002 - Yellow
  • FN-003 - Orange
  • FN-009 - Black
Decorating Accessories
  • BT-910 - Synthetic Sponges
  • CB-604 - #4 Soft Fan
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Additional Materials
  • Pencil
  • Exacto Knife
  • Small Clean-up Tool
 
Project Info
  • Designer: Marcia Roullard
  • Skill Level: Basic
  • Time - Casting & Carving: 2 hours
  • Time - Decorating: 1 hour
 

Instructions

Casting Directions:

  1. Begin by casting the CD-1146 Large Gourd mold. Remove from the mold.
  2. While still in the leather hard state, sketch on the pumpkin face and a wavey line around the top.
  3. Using a X-Acto knife, cut out the pumpkin face and around the wavy line to make a top.
  4. When cutting the top angle, use the X-Acto blade to cut on an angle so the top will not slide off. Optional: Cut a hole in the back to be able to light it up.
  5. Allow to completely dry.
  6. Clean the greenware using a small clean-up tool and a sponge, being careful around the cut outs. Bisque fire the piece to Shelf cone 04.

Decorating Directions:

  1. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of FN-002 Yellow to the inside of the pumpkin gourd. Allow to dry.
  3. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of FN-003 Orange to the oustide of the pumpkin body.
  4. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of FN-009 Black to the top of the gourd. Allow to dry.
  5. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06.

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