Harvest Hedgehog Planter


Products Used

  • MB-1489 Hedgehog Planter
  • SC-6 Sunkissed
  • SC-14 Java Bean
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-24 Dandelion
  • SC-25 Crackerjack
  • SC-37 Ivory Tower
  • SC-48 Brown Cow
  • SC-70 Pink-A-Dot
  • SC-78 Lime Light
  • SC-94 Curry Around
  • FN-044 Yellow Orange
  • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing Glaze

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-110 Liner
  • CB-220 Detail Liner
  • CB-408 Pointed Round
  • CB-604 Soft Fan
  • AC-910 Synthetic Sponge

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Pencil
  • Plastic Cup
  • Pallet or Tile


fall hedgehogDesigner: William Pulse


  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust. Check the inside for any debris as well.

  2. In a Plastic Cup mix FN-044 Yellow Orange with some water to a melted ice cream consistency. Pour the thinned color into the planter. While working quickly, rotate the piece for complete coverage with the glaze. Pour out the excess glaze and invert to dry. Use a moistened sponge to remove any drips from the outside surface.

  3. Using CB-604 Soft Fan to apply 3 coats of SC-37 Ivory Tower to the entire outside of the planter.

  4. Use a pencil to sketch out the shapes of the leaves on the hedgehog fur areas. The leaves are made by incorporating two adjoining sections of fur with one below the two. Sketch in the leaf pattern along the top edge of the planter where no fur texture occurs.

  5. On a Tile or Pallet place some SC-6 Sunkissed, SC-24 Dandelion, SC-78 Lime Light and SC-94 Curry Around. Using CB-408 Pointed Round, load the brush with a yellow, tip one edge of the brush with any of the other colors and then paint one leaf section over the fur in a "pressure/ point" stroke. Without rinsing the brush, reload the brush with another color and tip with a different color painting in a different leaf. Repeat this painting process using various combinations of the four colors to complete all of the leaves (fur section) of the hedgehog. These brush strokes do not need to be perfect. Try to make sure there are few negative areas between the leaves.

  6. Using CB-110 Liner loaded with SC-48 Brown Cow and SC-25 Crackerjack to outline and detail the leaves.

  7. Moisten a sponge with water and remove excess water with a paper towel. Using the side of the sponge, dab the edge in SC-14 Java Bean. Pounce on a tile to blend the color. Holding the sponge to where the color is most concentrated to pounce on the color on the nose ( muzzle ) section. The brown should be darkest at the nose tip and fade out to nothing on the face. Let this color dry. Without rinsing the sponge, tap the edge in SC-15 Tuxedo where the brown color is heaviest. Pounce the sponge on a tile to blend the two colors together. Apply the color over the previously painted nose section to darken the muzzle. The black color should be heaviest at the tip of the nose blending into the brown color as it fades to nothing on the face.

  8. Paint in the eyes with SC-15 Tuxedo using CB-220 Detail Liner. Shade the inner ear with some SC-70 Pink-A-Dot. Add a bit of shading and detail around the ears with SC-14 Java Bean.

  9. Apply one coat of S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing to the outside surface using CB-604 Soft Fan.

  10. Stilt and Fire the piece to Shelf Cone 05-06.

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