Indigo Irises


Products Used

  • MB-1145 Flat Tulip Vase
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-24 Dandelion
  • SC-32 Bluebeard
  • SC-53 purple Haze
  • SC-63 Popeyes's Favorite
  • SC-71 Purple-Licious
  • SC-79 It's Sage
  • FN-001 White
Decorating Accessories
  • CB-110 #10/0 Liner
  • CB-404 #4 Pointed Round
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponge
  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
indigo irises
Additional Materials
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. Place some FN-001 White into a small cup and add a little bit of water to slightly dilute it (about 3 parts glaze and 1 part water).  It should be the consistency of a coffee cream.  Pour this into the vase and roll around to completely coat the interior of the vase.  Drain out the excess glaze and keep the vase inverted until it has lost its shine. Wipe off any glaze from the outside using a damp sponge. Allow to dry.
  3. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 2 coats of FN-001 White to the outside of the vase. Allow to dry.
  4. With a pencil and AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper, trace on the pattern.
  5. Using a CB-404 #4 Pointed Round, apply 2 coats of SC-53 Purple Haze to the petals and bud.
  6. Using a CB-404 #4 Pointed Round, side load at random with SC-32 Bluebeard and SC-71 Purple-licious and shade the edges of each petal, blending so there are no sharp edges of color.
  7. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, apply 1 heavy coat of SC-24 Dandelion to the beard areas on the flowers.
  8. Using a CB-404 #4 Pointed Round, apply 2 coats of SC-79 It’s Sage to the stems and leaves.
  9. Using a CB-404 #4 Pointed Round, side load in SC-63 Popeye’s Favorite and shade the outside edges of the stems and leaves.
  10. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner loaded in SC-15 Tuxedo, outline and detail the entire piece.
  11. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 2 to 3 coats of SC-79 It’s Sage to the base area on the vase.  Allow to dry.
  12. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 05/06.

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