Happy Holly Days

 

Products Used

Bisque
  • MB-891 14" Asian Flair Square Plate
Color
  • SC-8 Just Froggy
  • SC-11 Blue Yonder
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-16 Cotton Tail
  • SC-27 Sour Apple
  • SC-35 Gray Hare
  • SC-52 Toad-ily Green
  • SC-74 Hot Tamale
  • SC-76 Cara-bein Blue
  • SC-81 Cinnamon Stix
  • FN-001 White
  • FN-010 Tree Green

Decorating Accessories

  • AB-834 ¾” Base Coat
  • AC-213 Sponge on a Stick
  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponge
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner
  • CB-310 #10 Flat Shader
  • CB-408 #8 Pointed Round
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan 
  • ST-107 Holly Border Stamp

Additional Materials

  • Pencil
  • 1/8" Masking Tape
  • Download: Pattern
HappyHollyDays

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 a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 2 – 3 coats of FN-001 White to the top of the plate. Allow glaze to dry after each coat.
  3. Using a pencil and AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper, transfer the pattern to the MB-891 14” Asian Flair Plate.
  4. Using a CB-408 #8 Pointed Round, apply 3 coats of SC-74 Hot Tamale to the red ornament, 3 coats of SC-27 Sour Apple to the green ornament, and 3 coats of SC-11 Blue Yonder to the blue ornament. Allow glaze to dry after each coat.
  5. Using AB-834 ¾” Base Coat brush, shade the red ornament with SC-81 Cinnamon Stix, the green ornament with SC-8 Just Froggy and the blue ornament with SC-76 Cara-bein Blue. Allow glaze to dry after each coat.
  6. Using a pencil, sketch the detail on each ornament using the photo for a reference, or substitute your own design.
  7. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner, paint the detail and dots on the red ornament with SC-16 Cotton Tail. Detail the green ornament with SC-8 Just Froggy, and detail the blue ornament with SC-76 Cara-bein Blue and SC-16 Cotton Tail dots.
  8. Using CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 3 coats of SC-52 Toad-ily Green to the holly leaves with the CB-106 #6 Script Liner. Allow glaze to dry after each coat.
  9. Using CB-310 #10 Flat Shader, shade each holly leaf with SC-8 Just Froggy.
  10. Using CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner, add SC-8 Just Froggy to the vine stems.
  11. Using CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner, apply 3 coats of SC-35 Gray Hare to the wire loops at the top of each ornament.
  12. Using CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner, outline and add veins to the holly with SC-15 Tuxedo. Also add very fine outlines to the ornaments using SC-15 Tuxedo.
  13. Apply a boarder of 1/8” masking tape around the design. Apply MC-002 1/2” Masking Tape on each side of the 1/8” tape. Finally, remove the 1/8” masking tape.
  14. Using CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 3 coats of SC-74 Hot Tamale to the 1/8” area. Remove the masking tape when the final coat of SC-74 Hot Tamale has lost its shine.
  15. Load AC-213 Sponge on a Stick with SC-8 Just Froggy. Tap the color onto the ST-107 Holly Border stamp, then press the stamp gently onto the rim of the plate. Continue stamping around the rim until the boarder is complete. Allow to dry.
  16. Using the end of the brush handle, dot the holly berries with SC-74 Hot Tamale. Allow to dry.
  17. Using CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of FN-010 Tree Green to the back of the plate. Allow glaze to dry after each coat.
  18. Stilt and fire to cone 06/05.

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