Antiqued Crackle Birds and Lantern


Products Used

  • CD-002 Woven Lantern 

  • CD-1362 Garden Bird (Looking Right)

  • CD-1363 Harden Bird (Looking Left)

  • CC-101 Transparent 

  • CC-102 White 

  • EL-119 Burnished Steel 

  • SG-401 Black 

  • SS-138 Black 

Decorating Accessories

  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan

  • RB-110 10/0 Detail Liner 

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge 

  • Water 

  • Palette 

  • X-ACTO knife 

  • Paper Towel 


CD002 CD1362 CD1363 crackle
Designer: Elizabeth Carey


1. Pour CD-002 Woven Lantern, CD-1362 Garden Bird (Looking Right) and CD-1363 Harden Bird (Looking Left) molds 1/4" thick. Refer to casting instructions. 

2. Once they are firm enough to handle, use the sponge and water to smooth down any casting lines in the greenware. Cut the holes out of the lantern using the X-ACTO knife. Smooth down the edges with the sponge.

3. Fire to cone 04. 

4. Squeeze around 1 TBS of SG-401 Black onto the palette. Thin with water. Use the soft fan to brush over the details on each piece. Wet the sponge and wipe over each piece to remove the excess. 

5. Using the Detail Liner with SG-401 Black, outline the eyes on the birds. 

6. Using the Soft Fan with CC-101 Transparent, apply 1 coat to each bird and over the center section of the lantern. Allow glaze to dry.

7. Using the Soft Fan with CC-102 White, apply 2 coats to each bird and over the center section of the lantern. Allow glaze to dry between coats. 

8. Using the Soft Fan with EL-119 Burnished Steel, apply 3 coats to the top and bottom sections of the lantern. Allow glaze to dry between coats. 

9. Fire to cone 06. 

10. The day after firing, wash the crackle portion of each piece with SS-138 Black and wipe off with a paper towel. 

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