Metallic Beetle Box


Products Used

  • MB-1412 Beetle Box,
  • SS-138 Flat Black, FN-219 Lustre Green,

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-404 # 4 Pointed Round, CB-604 # 4 Soft Fan, AB-834 3/4# Base Coat, BT-910 Synthetic Sponge

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Gold Leaf Adheasive, Variegated Gold Leaf, Matte or Gloss Sealer,



Designer: Tim McPherson


  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using both the CB-404 # 4 Pointed Round and the CB-604 # 4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of FN-219 Lustre Green to the inside and outside of the box and lid, staying off the beetle.
  3. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 05/06.
  4. Using the CB-404 # 4 Pointed Round, apply 1 coat of SS-138 Flack Black to the beedle.
  5. Using the CB-404 # 4 Pointed Round, apply 1 coat of the gold leaf adheasive, and allow to dry until "sticky" and clear.
  6. Gently place a sheet of the variegated Gold Leaf sheet over the adheasive, and smooth down with the AB- 834 3/4" Base Coat. Continue untill all the areas have been completed.
  7. Clean up where the gold leaf meets the glazed areas with a damp cotton swab.
  8. Seal with a Matte or Gloss sealer of your choice.

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