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Products Used

  • MB-1366 Bottle Cap
  • SC-6 Sunkissed
  • SC-8 Just Froggy
  • SC-11 Blue Yonder
  • SC-14 Java Bean
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-25 Crackerjack Brown
  • SC-29 Blue Grass
  • SC-48 Camel Back
  • SC-76 Cara-bein Blue
  • SC-77 Glow Worm
  • FN-001 White
  • SG-401 Black Designer Liner
  • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing
Decorating Accessories
  • AB-834 3/4" Base Coat
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-110 #10/0 Liner
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponges
  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
Additional Materials
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 CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 2 coats of FN-001 White to the top and sides of the piece. Allow to fully dry before beginning any further steps.
  3. Apply 2 coats of SC-11 Blue Yonder to the outside grooves of the bottle cap using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner.
  4. With a pencil and AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper, transfer the image onto the bottle cap.
  5. Using a AB-834 ¾” Base Coat Brush, load a very small amount of SC-76 Cara-bein Blue and dapple around the background in cloud like forms. While it is still damp repeat the process with SC-29 Bluegrass. It is best to do small sections at a time. Leave some of the FN-001 White in places to give more depth.
  6. Using CB-110 #10/0 Liner, 0utline the palm trunk using SC-15 Tuxedo. Once that is dry Use SC- 25 Crackerjack Brown in each section with the same brush. Go back through once dry with SC- 48 Camel Back on the outer edges of the palm. SC-6 Sunkissed is used for the highlights of the palm tree. Only choosing sections to highlight. Once those have dried you may choose to go back over with the CB-110 #10/0 Liner and SC-15 Tuxedo to create lines around the tree trunk.
  7. Following the pattern outline the palm leaves with SC-14 Java Bean and the CB-106 #6 Script Liner brush toward the outside line of the leaf.
  8. With the CB-106 #6 Script Liner alternate colors of SC-27 Sour Apple, SC-6 Sunkissed, SC-29 Bluegrass, SC-8 Just Froggy, and SC-77 Glo Worm. Do this while each layer is still damp to blend the colors together.
  9. Focus next only on the head of the bird. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply SC-8 Just Froggy to the bottom of the head. While it is still damp use SC-27 Sour Apple for the rest of the head. Use SC-77 Glo Worm and SC-6 Sunkissed on the highlights and eye ring of the parrot.
  10. Apply SC-77 Glo Worm on the wing using the same brush. You may highlight the SC-77 Glo Worm with SC-6 Sunkissed. Use your lightest to darkest colors as you move past the bright part of the top of the wing. You will use SC-27 Sour Apple, SC-77 Gloworm, SC-8 Just Froggy, and SC-29 Bluegrass for the remainder of the wing and continue onto the tail.
  11. For the breast of the parrot use SC-27 Sour Apple. Then pencil in the shape of the feathers.
  12. Make a wash using SC-8 Just Froggy and use on the top of each feather for shading. Make sure you leave the line at the bottom as SC-27 Sour Apple.
  13. Once the parrot is completely dry use the SG-401Black Designer Liner to outline the parrot. At this time is when you add the lines in the tail and the detail on the wing.
  14. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, apply SC-15 Tuxedo to the Lettering. Allow to dry.
  15. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06/05.

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