Green Leaf Gourd

Products Used

Bisque
  • MB-1358 Gourd
Color
  • SC-6 Sunkissed
  • SC-26 Green Thumb
  • SC-27 Sour Apple
  • SC-88 Tu Tu Tango
  • EL-135 Rare Earth
Decorating Accessories
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponges
  • AC-213 Sponge on a Stick
  • ST-341 Leaf Stamp
GreenLeafGourd
Additional Materials
  • Pencil
  • Low Fire White Moist Clay
  • Rolling Pin
  • Skewer
  • Epoxy Glue
Project Info

Instructions


  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque.  Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Roll out a small amount of Low Fire White Moist Clay. Cut out 2 to 3 leaf shapes, and add veins with a wooden skewer, and add some shape or twist to them. Allow to dry for several days then clean and fire to shelf cone 04.
  3. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 1 coat of SC-6 Sunkissed to the gourd, then blend in a 2nd coat with SC-6 Sunkissed, SC-88 Tu Tu Tango and SC-27 Sour Apple. Repeat a 2nd time. Allow to dry.
  4. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 3 coats of EL-135 Rare Earth to the stem.
  5. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 1 coat of SC-27 Sour apply to the entire clay leaf, For the 2nd coat, apply SC-27 Sour Apple from the tip about 1/2 way, then blend to the rest of the leaf SC-26 Green Thumb.
  6. Load the AC-213 Sponge on a Stick with SC-26 Green Thumb and apply to the desired leaves on the ST-341 Leaf Stamp, and apply to the gourd at random, reloading the stamp each time you use it.
  7. Stilt and fire the pieces separately to shelf cone 05/06
  8. Using Epoxy, glue on the leaves where desired.

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