Mo Willems Inspired Frame

Designer: Kaitlyn Miller

Instructions

Build:

  1. Roll out a slab that is about 1/8” thick
  2. Compress slab with rib on both sides
  3. Cut out frame shape (ours is a rectangle) be sure that the frame is at least 2” thick
  4. Smooth down cut edges with sponge or fingers
  5. Cut out various geometric shapes to attach to frame
  6. Attach shapes to frame face buy slipping and scoring pieces together
  7. Smooth out edges
  8. Make two holes to hang string from at the top of the frame at least 3” apart
    1. To make hole, push a straw though the clay
  9. Cover with plastic and let piece dry slowly to prevent warping
  10. Once fully dry bisque fire to Cone 04

Glaze:

  1. Wipe bisque with a damp sponge to remove dust
  2. Use a soft fan brush to apply 2 coats of My Blue Heaven (SC-45) to the base frame being sure that coats are fully dry in between
  3. Apply 2 coats of color to each shape alternating between the remaining colors Pink-A-Boo (SC-1), Yella Bout It (SC-55), and Honeydew List (SC-93)
  4. Allow glaze to dry
  5. Select your favorite doodles from lunch doodles with Mo to transfer to your frame
  6. Trace doodles using tissue paper and pencil
  7. Cut out traced doodles and place them in desired spots on frame
  8. Transfer image by tracing over pencil lines with magic maker allowing marker to bleed though and leave image on glazed surface
  9. With a detail liner brush, apply Tuxedo (SC-15) to your doodles
  10. Allow to dry completely
  11. Fire piece to Cone 06

Assemble:

  1. Hang using your favorite string, string though holes
  2. Tape your favorite Mo doodle in your frame
  3. Hang and enjoy

Supplies

Form

  • Low-Fire White Clay

Colors

  • SC-1 Pink-A-Boo
  • SC-5 Tuxedo
  • SC-45 My Blue Heaven
  • SC-55 Yella Bout It
  • SC-93 Honeydew List

Decorating Accessories

  • Slab Roller or Rolling Pin
  • Rib
  • Fettling Knife
  • Shape stencils (or objects to trace)
  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Brushes for glazing
  • Tissue paper
  • Pencil
  • Magic marker
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