Santa Hat

 

 

Products Used

Bisque
  • Clay Magic Molds: Lg. Top Hat 3818
Color
  • SC-11 Blue Yonder SC-20 Birthday Suit, SC-73 Candy Apple Red, SC-15 Tuxedo, SC-2 Melon Choly, FN-11 Light Blue, FN-20 Med. Green, SG-401 Black, SG-402 White S-2101 Clear

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-604 Soft Fan, CB-106 Script Fan, DSS-133 Merry Christmas, AC-310 Silkscreen Medium, BT-910 Synthetic Sponge

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Palette knife, gel food coloring

 

338.Santa Hat
Designer: Marcia Roullard
 
 

Instructions

  1. Begin with a properly fired shelf cone 04 Bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust .
  2. Place some FN-20 Medium Green into a small cup and add a little bit of water to slightly dilute it (about 3 parts glaze to 1 part water). It should be the consistency of a coffee cream. Pour this into the piece and roll around to completely coat the interior of the piece. Drain out the excess glaze and keep inverted until it has lost its shine. Wipe off any glaze from the outside using a damp sponge. Allow to dry. 
  3. Place some S-2101 Clear on a palette or tile and sprinkle with AC-310 Silkscreen Medium. Using a palette knife, mix color and 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.  Tint with a gel food coloring.
  4. Position the santa face screen from DSS-133 Merry Christmas, with the shiny side down, rub the thickened Clear glaze over the screen to transfer the image.  This step is for color placement.
  5. Using CB-106 Script Liner, apply 2 coats of SC-20 Birthday Suit to Santa's skin. Add SC-2 Melon Choly to the cheeks, nose and forehead to enhance.
  6. Brush the Santa's skin with two coats of SC-20 Birthday Suit, add SC-2 Melon Choly to the cheeks, nose, and forehead to blush, use CB-106 Script Liner.
  7. Using CB-106 Script Liner, apply 2 coats of SC-73 Candy Apple Red to the hat.
  8. Place some SC-15 Tuxedo on a palette or tile and sprinkle with AC-310 Silkscreen Medium. Using a palette knife, mix color and 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. Line up the santa face with the previous screen, rub the thickened SC-15 Tuxedo over the screen, remove, and gently wash.
  9. Using CB-604 Soft Fan and CB-106 Script Liner, apply 3 coats of FN-11 Light Blue to the hat, excpet the hat band. 
  10. Using CB-106 Script Liner, apply 1 coat of SC-11 Blue Yonder to shade around the Santa Face.
  11. Using CB-106 Script Liner, apply 2 coats of SC-15 Tuxedo to the hat band.
  12. When dry, use SG-401 Black to write Ho Ho Ho on the hat, and SG-402 White to write Merry Christmas on the hat band.
  13. Using CB-604 Soft Fan, apply 1 coat of S-2101 Clear to the outside of the hat.
  14. Stilt and fire to cone 05/06.

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