Bluebirds Bath

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Products Used

Bisque
  • MB-1300 Bird Feeder/Water
  • MB-1301 Birds
Color
  • FN-001 - White
  • FN-019 - Dark Blue
  • SC-12 - Moody Blue
  • SC-15 - Tuxedo
  • SC-30 - Blue Dawn
Decorating Accessories
  • AC-213 - Sponge on a Stick - 1¼"Diameter
  • AC-222 - Medium Writer Tip
  • CB-110 - #10/0 Liner
  • CB-404 - #4 Pointed Round
  • CB-604 - #4 Soft Fan
  • ST-114 - Starry Swirls

  • BT-910 - Synthetic Sponges
Bluebirds_Bath
Additional Materials
  • Paper
  • 1 ¾” Dot Paper Punch
  • 1” Dot Paper Punch
  • ¾” Dot Paper Punch
Project Info

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 area of the Bird Feeder/Bath. Allow to dry.
  3. Sketch a line about ¾” down from the inside edge of the bowl.
  4. Punch out about 19 1” Paper Dots.
  5. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 1 coat of SC-12 Moody Blue to the 1” Dot and place in bowl touching each other, just below the traced line. Refer to photo.
  6. Punch out about 18 ¾” Paper Dots.
  7. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 1 coat of SC-12 Moody Blue to the ¾” Dot and place in bowl leaving space around them. Refer to photo.
  8. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, paint circles around each of the ¾” dots with SC-12 Moody Blue.
  9. Remove all dots and apply 2 coats of SC-12 Moody Blue to the area where each of the dots were applied.
  10. Punch out about 17 1 ¾” Paper Dots.
  11. Wet the 1 ¾” Paper Dot and place around the rim of the bowl slightly overlapping not going below the traced line.
  12. Stamp some areas with the ST-114 Starry Swirls using SC-12 Moody Blue with a AC-213 Sponge on a Stick. Other areas add lines and or circles with a AC-222 Medium Writer Tip or a brush.
  13. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, apply a line of SC-12 Moody Blue around each dot slightly overlapping onto the paper.
  14. Remove the 1 ¾” dots.
  15. Using the AC-222 Medium Writer Tip with SC-12 Moody Blue, add lines from the edge of the dot to the line just above the blue dots.
  16. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of FN-019 Dark Blue to the back of the bowl and to the base.
  17. Birds: Apply 3 coats of FN-001 White to the birds.
  18. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply a thin coat of SC-30 Blue Dawn to the heads, tails and wings. Shade with SC-12 Moody Blue.
  19. Using a CB-404 #4 Pointed Round, make feathers to the remainder of the body with a pressure stroke.
  20. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, apply SC-30 Blue Dawn to the iris of the eye.
  21. Apply SC-15 Tuxedo to the pupil and line the eye lid also the beaks.
  22. Do Not apply clear Glaze.
  23. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06. Note: You can fire the pieces together or glue after firing.

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