Dry Brushed Peacock

Products Used

  • MB-1360 Peacock
  • SS-19 Country Sage
  • SS-24 Chocolate Fudge
  • SS-57 Accent Green
  • SS-130 Medium Gray
  • SS-135 White
  • SS-138 Flat Black
  • SS-276 Forest Green
  • SS-288 Bright Green
  • SS-317 Turquoise
  • SS-335 Rich Blue
  • SS-376 Limeburst
  • SS-113 White Iridescent
  • MM-102 Copper Metallic
  • AC-214 Matte Spray
Decorating Accessories
  • AB-703 #3 Round
  • AB-705 #5 Round
  • AB-708 #8 Round
  • AB-834 #/4" Base Coat
  • CB-110 #10/0 Liner
  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponges
Project Info


  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque.  Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using a AB-834 #3/4” Base Coat, basecoat the piece with SS-138 Flat Black. Allow to dry.
  3. Using a AB-708 #8 Round, dry brush the entire peacock with SS-57 Accent Green followed by SS-276 Forest Green.
  4. Dry brush the tail feathers and the feathers on the back of the peacock with SS-19 Country Sage then highlight with SS-376 Limeburst with feather tips highlighted lightly with SS-135 White.
  5. Using a AB-703 #3 Round, dry Brush the middle part of the tail eye with SS-317 Turquoise.
  6. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner paint the center of the eye on the tail with SS-335 Rich Blue and the outer ring with MM-102 Copper Metallic.
  7. Dry brush the chest, neck and head with SS-335 Rich Blue.  Highlight the head and the neck down to the chest with SS-317 Turquoise.
  8. Dry bush the wings and upper back feathers with SS-317 Turquoise
  9. Dry brush the head feathers with SS-335 Rich Blue and highlight with SS-135 White.
  10. Grass area is dry bushed with SS-276 Forest Green then highlight lightly with SS-19 Country Sage. The lower grass are is highlighted with SS-24 Chocolate Fudge.
  11. Feet and beak are dry brushed with SS-24 Chocolate Fudge then with SS-130 Medium Gray and highlight with SS-135 White.
  12. Dry brush highlight of SS-113 White Iridescent to the chest, neck, and head and lightly on the tail.
  13. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, paint the eye area with SS-130 Medium Gray.  Add a pupil with SS-138 Flat Black and a highlight with SS-135 White.
  14. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, paint the feathers above and below the eyes with SS-135 White. The toe nails are SS-138 Flat Black.
  15. Spay the piece with 2 light coats of AC-214 Matte Spray.

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