Leafy Gourd

 

 

A unique fall home décor piece



 
Products Used

Mold
  • CD-1147 Chubby Gourd
Color
  • SC-5 Tiger Tail
  • SC-88 Tu Tu Tango
  • SC-89 Cutie Pie Coral
  • SC-91 Seabreeze
  • SC-93 Honeydew List
  • SC-94 Curry Around
  • FN-203 Dry Champagne
  • EL-135 Rare Earth
  • SG-401 Designer Liner
Decorating Accessories
  • CB-110 #10/0 Liner
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponges
  • AC-230 Clay Carbon
Leafy_Gourd
 
 
Additional Materials
 
Project Info
  • Designer: Tim McPherson
  • Skill Level: Basic
  • Time: 1½ hours
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Instructions

 

 

  1. Cast the CD-1147 Chubby Gourd mold with low fire slip.
  2. Clean and fire to shelf cone 04 bisque.
  3. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque.  Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  4. Using a pencil and AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper, trace on the leaves in a random manor.
  5. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, block in the larger light green leaves with 2 coats of SC-93 Honeydew List.
  6. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner loaded in SC-91 Seabreeze, add an accent stroke to the leaves.
  7. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, block in the soft blue leaves with 2 coats of SC-91 Seabreeze.
  8. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, block in the center areas of the red leaves with 2 coats of SC-89 Cutie Pie Coral and the outer areas with 2 coats of SC-88 Tu Tu Tango.
  9. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, block in the small leaves with 2 coats of SC-94 Curry Around.
  10. Using the SG-401 Designer Liner with the metal tip, outline all leaves and add stems to the small leaves.
  11. Side-load a CB-106 #6 Script Liner with SC-5 Tiger Tail and shade around the leaves and stems.
  12. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 3 coats of EL-135 Rare Earth to the stem.
  13. Place some SG-401 Designer Liner onto a glazed tile and thin slightly with water. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner loaded in SG-401 Designer Liner, add center veins and any desired detail to the leaves. Allow to dry.
  14. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 2 coats of FN-203 Dry Champagne to the gourd, excluding the stem. Be careful when applying the Sheers. Do not apply the glaze in stripes but in a crisscross fashion, keeping the glaze smooth and even.
  15. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 05/06.

 

 

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