Love Bug Mug

 

Products Used

Bisque
  • MB-123 Pottery Mug
Color
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-74 Hot Tamale
  • SC-87 Ruby Slippers
  • SG-403 Red
  • FN-225 Watermelon
  • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing
Decorating Accessories
  • 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
Additional Materials
Love Bug Mug

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-225 Watermelon with water (3:1). Pour inside MB-123 Pottery Mug to coat interior and then pour out excess. Use a damp BT-910 Synthetic Sponge to wipe away any drips.
  3. Along the top of MB-123 Pottery Mug, draw two parallel lines for word placement. 
  4. Mix S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing with food coloring to tint. Using a palette knife, mix tinted S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing with AC-310 Silkscreen Medium to thicken to the consistency of peanut butter. 
  5. Align the ladybug from DSS-0113 Bugs onto MB-123 Pottery Mug. Rub the thickened S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing mixture over the ladybug image with your finger. Rinse screen and lay flat to dry. Screen an additional ladybug with the thickened S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing so the two bugs are "holding hands". Rinse screen and lay flat to dry. This step is used for color placement.
    • Note: Review the Silkscreen Instructions for further information and how to clean.
  6. Using CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 3 coats of SC-74 Hot Tamale to the backs of each of the ladybugs. Allow glaze to dry completely between coats. 
  7. With a palette knife, mix SC-15 Tuxedo with AC-310 Silkscreen Medium to thicken to the consistency of peanut butter. 
  8. Realign the ladybug screen over the previously painted ladybug. Rub the thickened SC-15 Tuxedo mixture to screen the ladybug. Rinse screen and lay flat to dry. Screen an additional ladybug using the thickened SC-15 Tuxedo mixture. Rinse screen and lay flat to dry.
  9. Write the words "You're My Love Bug" with a pencil along the previously drawn guidelines.
  10. Using CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner, trace the words with SC-15 Tuxedo.
  11. Using SG-403 Red, apply small dots along the penciled guidelines.
  12. Using CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 3 coats of SC-74 Hot Tamale to the handle of MB-123 Pottery Mug. Allow glaze to dry completely between coats. 
  13. Using CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 2 coats of S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing to the exterior of MB-123 Pottery Mug. Allow glaze to dry completely between coats. 
  14. Stilt and fire to cone 06/05.

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