Gnome Face Vase

Designer: Marcia Roullard



  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Slightly thin FN-051 Strawberry, pour inside the vase and rotate to coat. Pour out and drain excess glaze.
  3. Use the Soft Fan to apply two coats of FN-001 White to the top section of the vase.
  4. Punch out the various sizes of snowflakes. Brush water over the area for the paper snowflake then press the paper onto the wet surface. Gently press with a paper towel to remove excess water and to ensure the edges are sealed. Count the snowflakes so you are sure to remove them all later in the decorating process.
  5. Use the Soft Fan to apply three coats of FN-051 Strawberry to the top section of the vase, going over the snowflakes. Remove the paper snowflakes before the last coat of glaze is completely dry.
  6. Pencil on the nose and beard section on the front side of the vase. Brush the beard area with one coat of SC-16 Cotton Tail. Next, add streaks of SC-16 Cotton Tail with long strokes of color. Add SC-35 Gray Hare to the brush to create light grey streaks into the beard for shadow.
  7. Use the Script Liner to apply two or three coats of SC-20 Cashew Later to the nose. Add brush strokes of SC-2 Melon-Choly to redden the nose.
  8. Shade on both sides of the nose using SC-35 Gray Hare.
  9. Use the Soft Fan and Script Liner to add SC-35 Gray Hare to the remainder of the vase around the beard. Add FN-001 White to the brush sporadically to lighten the Gray Hare so it isn’t all the same color. Apply two coats in a vertical direction.
  10. Use the Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo to outline the nose and mark lines in the beard as shown.
  11. Use the Soft Fan to apply one coat of SG-701 Star Dust to the red area of the vase. Use the same brush to apply NT-BR Clear Brushing Glaze to the remainder of the vase.
  12. Fire to cone 05/06.
  13. Add a white pom pom to the top of the vase for a fun look!



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  • FN-001 White
  • FN-051 Strawberry
  • SC-2 Melon-Choly
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-16 Cotton Tail
  • SC-20 Cashew Later
  • SC-35 Gray Hare
  • SG-701 Star Dust
  • NT-BR Clear Brushing Glaze

Decorating Accessories

  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
  • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • RB-110 #10/0 Liner

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Snowflake Paper Punches (large, medium & small)