Putz Style Snowman

 

Products Used

Bisque
  • Clay Magic #3709 Medium Putz Snowman

Color

  • SC-11 Blue Yonder
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-16 Cotton Tail
  • SC-26 Green Thumb
  • SC-36 Irish Luck
  • SC-34 Down To Earth
  • SC-74 Hot Tamale
  • SC-86 Aqu-ward
  • SC-97 Cant-elope 
  • SG-302 Snowfall
  • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner
  • CB-404 #4 Pointed Round
  • CB-602 #2 Soft Fan
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • DSS-0106 Winter/Holiday
  • AC-310 Silkscreen Medium
  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponge

Additional Materials

putz snowman

Designer: Bob Moreni
 
 

Instructions

  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using CB-404 #4 Pointed Round, apply 1 coat of SC-36 Irish Luck to the tree. Using a damp BT-910 Synthetic Sponge, wipe back leaving the color in the crevices. Be careful not to get color on the snowman's body.
  3. Using CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 2-3 coats of SC-16 Cotton Tail to the snowman's body and the top of the hat. Allow glaze to dry completely between coats.
  4. With a small snowflake paper punch and plain paper, punch out about 10 snowflakes. Dip in water and stick on the top part of the hat. Blot with a paper towel to absorb any excess water.
  5. Using CB-602 #2 Soft Fan, apply 2-3 coats of SC-15 Tuxedo to the hat. Allow glaze to dry completely between coats. Remove the snowflakes when the SC-15 Tuxedo loses its shine.
  6. Using CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 3 coats of SC-74 Hot Tamale to the bow. Allow glaze to dry completely between coats. Side load the brush with SC-15 Tuxedo and shade the bow in the crevices.
  7. Using CB-404 #4 Soft Fan, apply 2 coats of SC-36 Irish Luck to the tree. Allow glaze to dry completely between coats.
  8. With a palette knife, thicken SC-34 Down to Earth with AC-310 Silkscreen Medium to the consistency of peanut butter.
    • Review the Silkscreen Instructions and the video for further information about Mayco's Designer Silkscreens
  9. With a palette knife, thicken SC-36 Irish Luck with AC-310 Silkscreen Medium to the consistency of 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. Too thick of a mixture will make it hard for the product to penetrate through the holes in the screen and give blank areas in your screen.
  10. Position the screen shiny side down on the piece. Hold in place. Rub the SC-34 Down To Earth mixture on the pine cones of the screen with your finger. Repeat process with the SC-36 Irish Luck mixture for the pine needles. Lift a corner up to check if you are applying enough color. Remove the screen and wash with water. Do not let the color dry in the screen, this will cause damage to the screen. H
  11. Using CB-404 #4 Pointed Round, apply 3 coats of SC-97 Cant-elope to the nose then shade slightly with SC-74 Hot Tamale.
  12. Using CB-404 #4 Pointed Round, shade the eye area with SC-11 Blue Yonder. Apply 2 coats of SC-15 Tuxedo to the eye and button Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, outline the eyes and the mouth with SC-15 Tuxedo. Highlight the eye with SC-16 Cotton Tail.
  13. Using CB-106 #6 Script Liner, side load with SC-96 Aqu-ward and shade all the crevices of the snowman's body.
  14. Using CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 2-3 coats of SG-302 Snowfall to the edges tree as well as the edges of the hat. Allow glaze to dry completely between coats.
  15. Using CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 1 coat of S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing to the piece or dip in Clear Glaze of choice. Allow to dry.
  16. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06/05.

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