Picture of Enchantment

Enchantment

Instructions

  1. Lightly wipe ware with damp sponge to remove any bisque dust. Using a pencil, lightly sketch the grey sections on each half of the vase as shown, dividing at the outer edge of the vase, keeping the back section unmarked.
  2. Pour a puddle of Light Grey onto a piece of foil. Using the No. 6 Round and the Fan Glaze as needed, apply three flowing coats of Light Grey to the side sections on vase, letting dry thoroughly between coats.
  3. Pour a puddle of Black onto foil. Using the No. 1 Liner, the No. 6 Round and the Fan Glaze as needed, apply three flowing coats to the remaining areas of the vase, including entire backside, applying color inside the neck of the vase as well. Let dry thoroughly between coats.
  4. Place clay carbon paper on one grey half of vase with butterfly pattern on top. Trace over pattern to transfer butterfly design onto vase. Repeat on other side of vase, making sure designs are mirror images as shown.
  5. Thoroughly shake the French Dimensions™ Black Licorice. Apply Black Licorice to all lines on butterfly patterns. Refer to photo. Allow the color to dry thoroughly.
  6. Using the No. 1 Liner, apply two flowing coats of Black to the bodies and wing outlines of each butterfly, allowing color to dry thoroughly.
  7. Using the Palette Knife, gently mix the Blueberry Ice and Raspberry Ice glazes, being careful not to disturb large crystals at the bottom of container. Pour an amount of each color into paper cups.
  8. Using the No. 1 Liner, apply one coat of Blueberry Ice to the wing sections of one butterfly and one coat of Raspberry Ice to the wing sections on other butterfly. Let dry. Mix some larger crystals from each container into the glazes in each cup. Add another coat of color to each butterfly, carefully placing the crystals near the top of each individual wing section to avoid the crystal from running over the bottom edges during firing. Let dry.
  9. Using the No. 6 Round, add a coat of Blueberry Ice to the rim and lower portion of the vase for added color.
  10. Using the No. 6 Round and the Fan Glaze as needed, apply two coats of Pure Brilliance™ Clear Glaze to the Light Grey and Black Concepts® Underglazes sections on vase, avoiding French Dimensions™ and Crystals™ Glazes and being careful not to smear any of the colors previously applied.
  11. Stilt and fire to witness cone 06.
  12. Use a stilt stone to remove stilt marks.
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Posted by Suzie Shinseki

Suzie works as a Senior Designer at iLoveToCreate®. She has been involved with art since childhood, and her passion has continued throughout her life. She honed her natural talents by attending the Academy of Arts in San Francisco on scholarship, art classes at San Jose City College. She works with various media and substrates. You can find her masterpieces on painted signs, murals, people and animal portraiture, mold design, sculptures, ceramic projects and fabric paint designs. Her commercial endeavors include children’s coloring books, illustrative designs for bags, brochures and cards. Her exceptional illustration skills have brought her many jobs as a fashion illustrator for designers in Hong Kong and Hawaii.

What you need:


Miscellaneous:

  • Pen
  • Container for water
  • Sponge
  • Foil
  • Paper cups
  • Clay carbon paper