Acrylic Christmas Vintage Tub

Designer: Bob Moreni



  1. Cast the mold in usual manner. Allow to dry! Clean the greenware with a Clean-Up Tool. Bisque fire to cone 04.
  2. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  3. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 2 coats of S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing to the inside of the Vintage Tub. Allow to dry.
  4. Bisque Fire to cone 06.
  5. Basecoat the outside of the Vintage Tub with 1-2 coats of SS-415 Buttermilk. Allow to dry!
  6. Place some SS-194 Medium Taupe onto your pallet, thin with some water. Apply some of the thinned SS-194 Medium Taupe to a small area of the piece at a time. Wipe back with a soft cloth to antique the piece. Allow to dry!
  7. Place some SS-138 Flat Black on a palette. Sprinkle some AC-310 Silkscreen Medium on top of the SS-138 Flat Black. Mix well with a Palette Knife to the consistency of peanut butter.
  8. Place the Merry Christmas on the center of the Vintage Tub. Using your finger tip, apply some of the SS-138 Flat black mix rubbing from the center out. Remove the silkscreen and place immediately into a bowl of water to prevent the mix drying on the silkscreen.
  9. Using your choice of Holly Silkscreens, apply the same way as the step above. NOTE: you can use the silkscreen on all four corners before washing the silkscreen. Allow to dry!
  10. Using a CB-110#100 Liner, color the Holly Leaves with thinned SS-19 Country Sage. Add dots of SS-176 Christmas Red to the berries then highlight with SS-210 Orange.
  11. Allow to dry!
  12. Apply 1-2 coats of AC-502 Matte Sealer to the piece.



  • CD031 Vintage Tub


  • SS-45 Buttermilk
  • SS-19 Country Sage
  • SS-138 Flat Black
  • SS-176 Christmas Red
  • SS-194 Medium Taupe
  • SS-210 Orange
  • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing

Decorating Accessories

  • Basecoat Brush
  • Various Stain Brushes – Rounds & Flats
  • CB-110 #10/0 Liner
  • AC-502 Matte Sealer
  • AC-310 Silkscreen Medium
  • DSS-0133 Holiday

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Foam Plates or Aluminum Foil for Palette
  • Paper Towels
  • Water Bowl
  • Soft Cloth
  • Clean-Up Tool
  • Palette Knife