Heart Balloon Mug

 

Products Used

Bisque
  • MB-122 Venti Latte Cup
Color
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-27 Sour Apple
  • SC-30 Blue Dawn
  • SC-34 Down to Earth
  • SC-36 Irish Luck
  • SC-74 Hot Tamale
  • SC-76 Carabein Blue
  • FN-031 Cornflower Blue
  • SG-410 Bright Blue
  • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing

Decorating Accessories

  • AC-213 Large Sponge on a Stick
  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
  • AC-310 Silkscreen Medium
  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponge
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • DSS-0113 Bugs
  • DSS-0110 Botanical - Trees & Grass

Additional Materials

heart balloons

Designer: Marcia Roullard
 

Instructions

  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Thin FN-031 Cornflower Blue with water (3:1), pour inside MB-122 Venti Latte Cup to cover interior. Pour out excess and drain. Wipe away any drips with a damp BT-910 Synthetic Sponge.
  3. With a pencil, draw hearts (for the balloons), write the text "Love is in the Air" and indicate a place for the caterpillar.
  4. Using CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 1 coat of S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing to fill in the hearts. Allow to dry.
  5. Using CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 3 coats of SC-74 Hot Tamale to fill in the hearts. Allow glaze to dry completely between coats. 
  6. Mix blue food coloring with a small amount of S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing. Thicken colored S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing with AC-310 Silkscreen Medium to the consistency of peanut butter.
  7. Align the screen, smooth side down, and place the caterpillar image where the penciled marking is located. Rub the thickened, tinted S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing mixture to screen the caterpillar. This is for color placement only. Allow to dry.
  8. Using CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 2 coats of SC-27 Sour Apple to fill in the caterpillar. 
  9. Using AC-213 Large Sponge on a Stick, pounce SC-27 Sour Apple at the bottom of the mug for the grass area. Aligning the DSS-0110 Botanical - Tree, determine where the foliage of the tree will be and pounce SC-27 Sour Apple for the leaves of the tree. Then, pounce SC-26 Irish Luck for shading.
  10. With a palette knife, thicken SC-15 Tuxedo with AC-310 Silkscreen Medium to the consistency of peanut butter. Align the caterpillar image on DSS-0113 Bugs screen, shiny side down over the SC-27 Sour Apple painted area. Rub the thickened SC-15 Tuxedo mixture over caterpillar image. Remove screen and clean gently with water. Lay flat to dry.
    • Note: Review the Silkscreen Instructions for more information.
  11. With a palette knife, thicken SC-36 Irish Luck with AC-310 Silkscreen Medium to the consistency of peanut butter. Rub the thickened SC-36 Irish Luck mixture over the DSS-0110 Botanical - Grass to screen grass along the bottom of MB-122 Venti Latte Cup. Also screen a tree, aligning over the painted area for the tree.
  12. Using AC-213 Large Sponge on a Stick, pounce SC-30 Blue Dawn around the top of MB-122 Venti Latte Cup's exterior for the sky. Next pounce SC-76 Cara-bein Blue for shading.
  13. Using CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 1 coat of SC-34 Down to Earth to the screened branch under the caterpillar and the trunk of the tree and its' limbs.
  14. Using CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo, write the text.
  15. Using SG-410 Bright Blue, dot a line under the text, beginning and ending at the top rim of MB-122 Venti Latte Cup.
  16. Using CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 3 coats of SC-74 Hot Tamale to the handle of MB-122 Venti Latte Cup. Allow glaze to dry completely between coats.
  17. Using CB-604 #4 Soft fan, apply 2 coats of S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing to the body of MB-122 Venti Latte Cup.
  18. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06/05.

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