- Last Updated: Thursday, 21 December 2017 16:46
- MB-1415 Squirrel Mug
- FN-029 Rich Chocolate
- FN-227 Celery
- SC-14 Java Bean
- SC-15 Tuxedo
- SC-16 Cotton Tail
- SC-30 Blue Dawn
- SC-34 Down to Earth
- SC-41 Brown Cow
- SC-46 Rawhide
- SC-86 Old Lace
- CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
- CB-106 #6 Script Liner
- CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner
- DSS-0111 Leaves
- AC-310 Silkscreen Medium
- Palette Knife
Designer: Carmen Allen
- Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
- Place some SC-14 Java Bean on a platter or tile and sprinkle with AC-310 Silkscreen Medium. Using a palette knife mix color and medium to the consistency of thick peanut butter. If the mix is too thin add more AC-310 Silkscreen Medium or if it is too thick add more Stroke & Coat. Too thin of a mixture will bleed under the screen and give you a blurred image and too thick will prevent the color from penetrating the screen leaving blank spots. For more information on mixing the medium go to : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXnf9TYeJN0
- Position the DSS-0111 Leaves screen on the piece. Hold in place, starting from the center out, rub the mixture on the screen with your finger. Lift a corner of the screen to check if you're applying enough color. Quickly place screen on bisque a second time in a new position to leave another of the same image. Remove the screen and wash with water. Do not let the glaze dry onto the screen; this could cause damage. Be sure to cover the medium you mixed with plastic wrap so you may use it again later on in the project.
- Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, thin SC-34 Down to Earth and apply to the details on the squirrel; just enough to let the glaze settle in the cervices. Load the brush with water to remove any excess glaze that may be outside of the details.
- Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 2 coats of SC-86 Old Lace to the belly, inside of the ears, and the underside of the tail.
- Using the same brush, apply 2 coats of SC-41 Brown cow the the rest of the squirrel trying to avoid the eyes.
- Using a CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner, apply some brushstrokes near the lines of the squirrel to create some shading. Try to keep the brushstrokes in the same motion of the hair.
- Repeat the previous step, but use SC-86 Old Lace moving inward further with a higher concentration of brushstrokes.
- Using a CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner, apply 2 coats of SC-16 Cotton Tail to the eyes. Apply 1 coat of SC-30 Blue dawn to the iris and 1 coat of SC-15 Tuxedo to the pupil. Also, add 2 coats of SC-15 Tuxedo the the nose.
- Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 3 coats of FN-227 Celery to the outside of the mug. Be sure to brush in different directions to reduce the chances of getting bands from the brushstrokes since this is a sheer product.
- Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of FN-029 Rich Chocolate to the inside of the mug.
- Once the outside of the mug is dry, apply 2 more of the DSS-0111 Leaves Screen on top of the sheer glaze.
- Let dry completely.
- Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06/05.