Before you begin, wipe a damp sponge over entire bisque to remove dust and contaminants.
Optional: Mix 4-5 ounces of Pure Brilliance brushing with 1-2 ounces water in a cup. Mix well with a palette knife. Pour mixture into vase and roll the inside-slowly pouring excess clear glaze out when complete. This will allow the vase to hold water if desired. Allow to dry upside down to eliminate drips. Clean the lip to create a neat edge with a damp sponge.
1. Pour 1-2 ounces of True Matte Glaze onto your palette. Pour 1-2 ounces of water in your cup. Slowly add water to the glaze while mixing with your palette knife. Add enough water to get the consistency of the glaze to a heavy cream. Commonly referred to as a scrub coat, this thin first coat lays down a great foundation for the following three coats.
2. Using your SB807 Fan Glaze Brush use the thinned True Matte Glaze to create an organic, wavy ring around and to the bottom third of the vase . Utilize a cross-hatch stroke. Make fairly large ‘V’ strokes along the piece to minimize the appearance of your brush strokes.
3. Let this first scrub coat dry completely before moving on to the next step.
4. Pour out another 2-3 ounces of True Matte Glaze and use your fan brush to apply a second coat to the entire vase with the same cross-hatch stroke. Thin with water if needed. Allow to dry completely before moving on.
5. Repeat step #5 for a third, and then fourth coat of True Matte Glaze. Let the piece dry completely before moving on.
6. Pour 2-3 ounces of Envision Glaze IN1018 onto your palette. Add a small amount of water to the glaze and mix. This will encourage a more flowing, organic application.
7. Use the TB733 3/4” Flat Shader to create an organic, wavy ring around and to the middle third of the vase. Overlap the previously applied True Matte Glaze approximately 1”-1.5”. Envision Glaze is semi-translucent so do not be afraid to cover your previous work. Overlapping will create a more organic and interesting break between the two glazes-not such a harsh line. Allow to dry completely.
8. Repeat step #7 and #8 for your second and third coat of Envision Glaze IN1018 .
Feel free to overrun your coats or allow your Envision Glaze to drip slightly to create a more interesting, layered look. Allow to dry completely.
9. Repeat step #7, #8 and #9 for the Envision Glaze IN1028. Apply to the upper third of the vase, handle and inner lip to meet with the previously completed Pure Brilliance.
10. No clear glaze is needed with this project. Stilt and fire to Cone 06.
11. Dremel all stilt marks after firing.