Songbird Topper and Greenery Lid

Designer: Bob Moreni



  1. Cast the molds in usual manner. Allow Greenware to dry. Clean the greenware with a Clean-Up Tool. 
  2. Bisque fire to cone 04.
  3. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  4. Using a Basecoat Brush, basecoat the Bird with 1 – 2 coats of SS-138 Flat Black.
  5. Basecoat the Pine Boughs with SS-57 Accent Green and the Pine Cones with SS-24 Chocolate Fudge.
  6. Basecoat the Greenery Lid with SS-57 Accent Green. Allow to dry!
  7. Using various size Drybrush’s, drybrush as follows:
    1. Birds body: OS-480 Garnet Red then OS-483 Real Red followed by OS-455 Holly Red. Highlight with OS-484 Persimmon.  Highlight the Chest, Tail, cheeks and beak with SS-210 Orange.
    2. Drybrush the Scarf with OS-468 Deep Turquoise then SS-217 Turquoise followed by lightly with OS-469 Light Turquoise then highlight with SS-135 White.
    3. Drybrush the Tail & Top of Head with SS-138 Black.
  8. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, add stripes on Scarf with SS-135 White.
  9. Drybrush the Pine Cones with SS-234 Medium Mocha then with OS-471 Medium Brown. Highlight with OS-471 Medium Mocha and SS-45 Buttermilk in the brush.
  10. Drybrush the Pine Boughs with SS-276 Forest Green then OS-488 Christmas Green followed by OS-466 Avocado. Highlight with SS-19 Country Sage.
  11. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, paint the Legs/Feet & Eyes with SS-138 Flat Black with a little SS-135 White.
  12. Greenery Lid – Drybrush Pine Boughs & Small Leaves with SS-276 Forest Green then SS-276 Forest Green with a little OS-488 Christmas Green in the brush. Drybrush the outer edges of Pine with OS488 Christmas Green followed by OS-466 Avocado. Highlight with SS-19 Country Sage.
  13. Drybrush the Small Leaves with OS-466 Avocado then OS-466 Avocado with SS-45 Buttermilk in the brush.
  14. Apply 2 coats of AC-502 Matte Sealer to both Songbird and Greenery Lid. Allow to dry!
  15. Apply 2 coats of AC-501 Gloss Sealer to the Bird Eyes. Allow to dry!
  16. Do Not Fire!



  • CD-038 Greenery Lid
  • CD-039 Songbird Lid Topper


  • Softees Acrylic Stains
    • SS-19 Country Sage
    • SS-24 Chocolate Fudge
    • SS-45 Buttermilk
    • SS-57 Accent Green
    • SS-135 White
    • SS-138  Flat Black
    • SS-210 Orange
    • SS-217 Turquoise
    • SS-234 Medium Mocha
    • SS-276 Forest Green
  • Duncan Bisq-Stain
    • OS-455 Holly Red
    • OS-466 Avocado
    • OS-468 Deep Turquoise
    • OS-469 Light Turquoise
    • OS-471 Medium Brown
    • OS-480 Garnet Red
    • OS-483 Real Red
    • OS-484 Persimmon
    • OS-488 Christmas Green
  • Sealer
    • AC-501 Gloss Sealer
    • AC-502 Matte Sealer

Decorating Accessories

  • Basecoat Brush
  • Various Dry Brushes
  • CB-110 #10/0 Liner
  • CB-202 #2 Detail Liner
  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponge

Miscellaneous Accessories

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