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Freeform Bouquet

Create a vibrant bouquet that lasts a lifetime with E-Z Stroke™ Translucent Underglazes and the Duncan Oh Four™ Free Form Bowl! Display anywhere for a little extra cheer!

Instructions

1.  Lightly wipe ware with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.
2.  Using the pencil, lightly sketch the freeform flowers onto entire bowl.
3.  On a piece of foil, pour an amount of each E-Z Stroke™ color. Using the No. 6 or No. 4 Round and the No. 1 Liner as needed, begin each flower as follows, adding the base color, then the shading and details and finally the black outlines as follows:

  • Yellow Flower:
    a. Neon Yellow: petals
    b. Neon Orange: shading on petals
    c. Neon Red: flower center
    d. Leaves: Ivy Green and Dark Olive
  • Pink Flower:
    a. Ruby Red: petals
    b. Royal Purple: shading on petals
    c. Neon Yellow: flower center
  • Purple Flower:
    a. Royal Purple: petals
    b. Neon Blue: around center of purple flower
    c. Roasted Chestnut: flower center
  • Orange Flower:
    a. Neon Orange: petals
    b. Neon Red: shading on petals around edge
    c. Neon Green: flower center
    d. Roasted Chestnut: dots in flower center
    e. Leaves: Neon Green, Ivy Green and Dark Olive
  • Blue Flowers:
    a. Neon Blue: petals
    b. Royal Purple: shading on petals
    c. Leaves: Ivy Green and Dark Olive
  • Small Lavender Flowers:
    a. Santa Fe Sunset: petals
    b. Neon Orange: flower centers
    c. Roasted Chestnut: dot in the flower center
    d. Leaves: Neon Green
  • Background between flowers and leaves: Azure Blue wash

4.  Outline and detail all flowers with the No. 1 Liner and Cobalt Jet Black. Paint Cobalt Jet Black into centers of Blue Flowers and very centers of Yellow Flowers.
5.  Fire to witness cone 04 to set all color.
6.  Using the No. 6 Fan Glaze, apply two flowing coats of Pure Brilliance™ Clear Glaze to the entire piece.
7.  Stilt and fire to witness cone 06.
8.  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:

  • Foil
  • Paper towels
  • Sponge
  • Pencil