Modern Fantasy Floral Vase

 

Products Used

Bisque
  • CD-814 Tall Flat Vase

Color
  • FN-037 Chartreuse
  • UG-51 China White
  • UG-82 Tucson Turquoise
  • UG-215 Blush
  • UG-218 Pear Green
  • SG-411 Purple Designer Liner
  • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing Glaze

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-110 #10/0 Liner
  • CB-404 #4 Pointed Round
  • CB-618 #8 Soft Fan
  • AC-219 Designer Bottle with Writer Tip
  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
  • AC-302 Wax Resist
  • AC-525 Brush Cleaner

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Download: Pattern
  • Pencil
  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponge
  • Blue Masking Tape (Painter's Tape)
  • Plastic Cup 

Modern Floral Fantasy Vase
Designer: William Pulse
 
 

Instructions

  1. Begin with properly cleaned Greenware by using a Clean Up Tool and Green Grit Pad.  Moisten a clean sponge and wipe Greenware to remove any dust. Check the inside for any debris as well.
  2. Using CB-618 Soft Fan to apply 3 coats of UG-51 China White to the entire outside surface. Let Dry.
  3. Transfer the pattern to the ware using a Pencil and AC-230 Clay Carbon.  Use Blue Masking Tape to secure the pattern while transferring.
  4. Paint in 3 coats of UG-216 Blush to the scallops in the flowers and to the line details on the other flowers using CB-110 Liner. The line detail in the one set of flowers are a “pressure point” stroke. The line detail should be fatter towards the outer edge tapering to a point towards the flower center.
  5. Paint in 3 coats of UG-82 Tucson Turquoise to the negative spaces in the scallop flowers and to the markings in the peacock eye shapes using CB-110 Liner and CB-404 Pointed Round.
  6. Using SG-411 Purple to paint in the purple details of the pattern.  More than one coat might be needed to alleviate any color variations. These markings should be solid coverage.
  7. Fill AC-219 Designer Bottle with Writer Tip with some UG-218 Pear Green and draw in the vertical line detail in the four leaves as noted in the pattern.
  8. Double check the pattern to make sure all necessary shapes and areas (steps 3,4 and 5) noted above are painted before moving onto the next step.
  9. Condition CB-110 Liner and CB-404 Pointed Round with AC-525 Brush Cleaner. Carefully paint 1 good coat over the pattern with AC-302 Wax Resist using a brush sized for the area being painted.  Paint around the outside edge of the pattern about ½” from the line over the background. Be careful not to get any drops of wax on the background areas where the green will be applied. The Wax Resist will facilitate the ease and speed of painting the background areas. Wash the brushes immediately after with warm water and AC-525 Brush Cleaner.
  10. Using CB-110 Liner and CB-404 Pointed Round to apply 4 coats of UG-218 Pear Green to the negative areas of the pattern.  If any color gets up onto the waxed areas, use a moistened brush with water to remove any unwanted beads of color.
  11. Fire the vase to Shelf Cone 04-05.
  12. Check the pattern for any loose spots of green color before glazing. Small dots of color may have been overlooked and fired onto the ware. Usually, a light wiping of a dampened sponge will remove any of these dots of errant color.
  13. Thin some FN-037 Chartreuse to melted ice cream consistency in a Plastic Cup. While working quickly, pour the color into the vase, rotating the piece to completely cover the inside of the vase. Pour out the excess glaze and invert to dry. Wipe off any drips to the outside with a moistened sponge.
  14. Apply 3 coats of S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing to the entire outside of the vase excluding any of the Pear Green background areas using a brush sized for the area being painted. Wipe off any unwanted glaze to the green background areas with a moistened brush.
  15. Stilt and Fire the vase to Shelf Cone 05-06.

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