Spring Floral Rabbit

CD020 Astro 01 crop

Products Used

Bisque
  • CD020+ Sitting Carved Rabbit
  • CD778 Flowers & Leaves Press Mold

 Color

  • SC-8 Just Froggy
  • SC-14 Java Bean
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-16 Cotton Tail
  • SC-17 Cheeky Pinky
  • SC-24 Dandelion
  • SC-27 Sour Apple
  • SC-70 Pink-A-Dot
  • AS-510 White Opal
  • AS-513 Golden Sand
  • UG-30 Sand
  • UG-215 Blush
  • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-110 # 10/0Liner
  • CB-220 #2/0 Detail Liner
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Low Fire Slip (cone 04)
  • Low Fire Moist Clay
  • Fettling Knife
  • Cleaning Tool
  • Sponge
  • Paper Towel
Designer: Bob Moreni

Instructions

  1. Cast the CD020 Sitting Carved Bunny in Low Fire cone 04 slip. Attach the head of the Bunny after removing the greenware from the mold.

  2. Carefully clean the seams from the bunny casting. Cover the bunny with a plastic bag to keep it moist.

  3. Using the CD778 Flowers & Leaves mold. With a piece of moist clay, press the clay into the large rose. Using the fettling knife trim excess clay from the rose. Using a ball of clay, press on to the rose to remove from the mold. Place on a damp paper towel to keep moist. Repeat for the small rose, daisy’s and leaves.

  4. Press out 5 large roses, 2 small roses, 4 daisy’s 11 large leaves and 8 small leaves.

  5. Score and slip attach the large rose and daisy around the neck of the bunny adding leaves in between the flowers. Attach 1 large and 2 small roses to the head with some of the leaves. Clean up any excess slip with a damp brush. Allow to dry.

  6. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan and a CB-220 #2 Detail Liner, apply 3 coats of AS-513 Golden Sand to the body of the bunny. Do not apply to the tail inside the ears, nose. Also do not apply to the bottom of the bunny to prevent the Astro Gem scratching any surface it is placed on.

  7. Using the Script Liner, Apply 3 coats of AS-510 White opal to the tail and inside of the ears. Allow to dry.

  8. Using the Script Liner, shade inside of the ears with UG-215 Blush. Using the Detail Liner, apply 3 coats of UG-215 Blush to the nose.

  9. Using the Script Liner, apply, shade the deep crevices of the bunny, around the flowers, leaves, around the nose on the body side and tail with UG-30 Sand. Allow to dry.

  10. Bisque Fire to one 04.

  11. Using the Script Liner, apply 1 coat of SC-17 Cheeky Pinky. With a damp sponge wipe back leaving the color in the deep crevices. Allow to dry!

  12. Using the Script Liner, apply 1 coat of SC-17 Cheeky Pinky. With a damp sponge wipe back leaving the color in the deep crevices. Allow to dry.

  13. Using the CB-106#6 Script Liner, apply 1 coat of SC-8 Just Froggy to all the leaves. With a damp sponge wipe back the centers of each leaf leaving the color in the veins and outer edges.

  14. Using the Script Liner, apply 3 coats of SC-70 Pink-A-Dot to all the roses.

  15. Using the Script Liner, apply 2 coats of SC-27 Sour Apple to all the leaves.

  16. Using the Script Liner, apply 3 coats of SC-16 Cotton Tail to the daisy petals.

  17. Using the Detail Liner, Apply 3 coats of SC-24 Dandelion to the daisy centers. Shade the daisy centers and in between the petals with SC-27 Sour Apple.

  18. Using the Detail Liner, apply 2 coats of SC-16 Cotton Tail to the eyes. Apply 2 coats of SC-14 Java Bean to the iris of the eye. Apply 2 coats of SC-15 Tuxedo to the pupil of the eye. Using a Liner, brush outline the eyes. Add a dot of SC-16 Cotton tail to the eye for a highlight. Allow to dry.

  19. Using the Script Liner, apply 1 coat of S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing to all the flowers, leaves eyes and nose. Allow to dry.

  20. Fire to shelf cone 06.

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