- MB-865 Ornament Box
- ADD-313 Fish Add-On (Chesapeake Ceramics - drill small hole in tail)
- SC-6 Sunkissed
- SC-15 Tuxedo
- SC-24 Dandelion
- SC-45 My Blue Heaven
- SC-74 Hot Tamale
- SC-75 Cara-Bein Blue
- NT-CLR Clear Dipping Glaze
- CB-406 #6 Round
- BT-910 Synthetic Sponge
- Paper fish cutouts (we used 6)
- Twisteez Wire (dickblick.com)
- Blue Painter's Tape
Tape off top section of box bottom (about 1” from top – this is where red paint will be). Smoothing edges to keep paint from going under tape edge.
Sponge paint 1 good coat on the bottom of box using SC45 My Blue Heaven all the way to the taped off area.
Wet fish cutouts in light blue paint/water and apply to painted area in a wave pattern (have one fish going up, next going down, etc.). Be sure to smooth out wrinkles to prevent paint from going underneath fish cutouts.
Sponge paint 12 good coats of SC75 Carabein blue. Paint just slightly above the fish cutouts, following the wave of the fish cutouts, leaving some of the SC45 My Blue Heaven paint to show.
Remove fish cutouts. Paint in the area, alternating between SC6 Sunkissed and SC24 Dandelion fish. Paint in fish details (fins) with opposite color…ex. SCSunkissed fish, SC 24 Dandelion details. Using SC15 Tuxedo paint, dot eye using end of paint brush or toothpick.
Remove tape and paint area taped 3 coats of SC74 Hot Tamale. Paint the box top red – 3 coats. Paint the “handle” on box top the SCS75 Carabein Blue used on the bottom.
Paint the fish addon combination of yellows.
Dip into NT-CLR clear glaze and fire to cone 06.
Fold the Twisteez wire in half.
Loop the wire thru the box top handle and run other 2 ends through the small hole in fish addon tail extending the end about 1” through the hole.
Using small paintbrush end, wrap the ends of the wire around end to make curlicue in the wire.
Bend the middle of the wire to make the fish appear to be floating off the bobber!