1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
2. Using the CB-604 #4 Soft Fan apply two coats of FN-001 White to the center of the canvas – approximately 3 1/2″ square.
3. Cut out the square pattern provided. Place it on the canvas and trace around the shape. After tracing the pattern, use the Soft Fan brush and wet the glaze with water. Place the pattern into the damp glaze and press down with a paper towel. The paper towel helps seal the paper down and removes excess moisture.
4. Using the Soft Fan, apply two coats of FN-009 Black to the canvas, including the sides.
5. Apply a third coat of FN-009 Black.Place the lace into the wet glaze then brush another coat of FN-009 Black over the lace. Make a fold with the lace at the corners so it will lay down flat. By applying the coat of glaze over the lace it seals down the lace and keeps the next layer of color from seeping under the lace. This will give you a crisp lace image. As the Black begins to dry, press on a paper towel to absorb excess glaze, this will help speed the drying time.
5. After about 5 minutes, remove excess glaze with paper towel.
6. When the shine is gone from the FN-009 Black, use the Soft Fan to apply two coats of FN-001 White. Always wait until the shine is off the glaze before applying a second coat.
7. When the gloss leaves the second coat of FN-001 White remove the lace and the paper. This process can be done with any color combination you like (not just black and white).
8. Place the rose pattern onto the square area. Trace the outside edges of the rose, stem and leaves to the center of the square.
7. Use the CB-106 #6 Script Liner to apply two coats of SC-24 Dandelion to the rose. Apply a few strokes here and there with SC-97 Cant-elope, this will give the rose added dimension.
8. Use the same brush to apply two coats of SC-26 Green Thumb to the leaves and stem.
9. Place 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 thick 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. For tips on creating the mixture watch the Silkscreening video on the Mayco YouTube channel.
10. Line up the Large Rose silkscreen with the rose you just painted. Place it shiny side down, hold in place and then apply the thickened Stroke & Coat. Once screened, remove the silkscreen and place it in water to soak for easier cleaning.
13. Dry foot or evenly stilt and fire to cone 05/06.