Dragonfly Stoneware Teapot

 

Products Used

Bisque
  • SB-127 Stoneware Teapot
Color
  • SC15 Tuxedo
  • SW-002 Matte Clear
  • SW-137 Storm Gray
  • SG-402 White Designer Liner
  • UG-198 Dark Grey

Decorating Accessories

  • AC-310 Silkscreen Medium
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponge
  • DSS-0113 Bugs Silkscreen

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Palette Knife
  • Isopropyl Alcohol, 70% by Volume

 

205.DragonSWTeapot
Designer: Marcia Roullard
 
 

Instructions

 

1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove dust.

2. Thin the SW-002 Matte Clear to a rolling constancy, and roll glaze the inside of the teapot and lid. Remove any drips with a damp sponge.

3. Using the CB-604 # 4 Soft Fan, apply 3 smooth coats of UG-198 Dark Grey to the body of the teapot and lid, staying off the handle, spout, bottom and knob.

4. In a small cup place about 1 teaspoon of SG-402 White Designer Liner and thin with water to a milk consistency.

5. Working in a 3 to 4" wide area at a time, using the CB-604 # 4 Soft Fan apply the thinned SG-402 White Designer Liner mixture, and while still wet, dab on dots of the Isopropyl Alcohol using the CB-106 # 6 Script Liner towards the top, as this will make the wet color run. Continue until the teapot and lid are completed, and allow to dry. Elevating the teapot and lid or placing on paper towels will make this part of the project easier than holding it.

6. Using both the CB-106 Script Liner and CB-604 # 4 Soft Fan, apply 2 coats only of the SW-137 Storm Grey to the handle, spout and knob.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.

7. Position the screen shiny side down on the piece. Hold in place, starting from the center out, Rub the mixture on the screen with your finger. Lift a corner up to check if you are applying enough color. Remove the screen and wash with water.  Do not let the color dry in the screen. this will cause damage to the screen. How to Silkscreen Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXnf9tyeJN0

8. Using the DSS-0113 Bugs, use the Dragonfly shiny side up ,and rub the thickened color thru the silkscreen. Wash the Silkscreen when done so the holes do not clog.

9. Remove any color from the bottom of the teapot and lid with a damp sponge.

10. Place on a well kiln washed shelf and fire to shelf cone 5/6.

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