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Jellybean Bandits

Dish up jellybeans and other kids’ candies in a display that’s just as fun as eating something sweet! With these adorable Duncan® Oh Four® Tiny Tot Monsters delectably decorated with Duncan® Concepts® Underglazes are nearby, it’s not just the treats they’ll be reaching for ...

Instructions

  1. Wipe all ware with a damp sponge to remove bisque dust.

SHELL BOWL:

  1. Using the Fan Glaze, brush three coats of Light Kiwi inside bowl, letting dry between coats.
  2. Using the No. 10 Round, apply a coat of Light Kiwi around top section (approximately an inch) on outside of bowl.
  3. Load brush in Bright Kiwi and add in the section below the Light Kiwi, blending up into the Light Kiwi. While Bright Kiwi still damp on bowl, load brush in Dark Kiwi and brush one coat on the bottom section of bowl, blending into the Bright Kiwi. Continue the Dark Kiwi on base of bowl.
  4. Repeat process twice more, making sure to blend colors as you gradate to the bottom of bowl.


MONSTERS:

CYCLOPS:

  1. Use the No. 1 Liner and No. 6 Round to brush three coats of Light Grape on body, avoiding horns, hands, feet, spots and facial features. Let dry between coats.
  2. Brush three coats of Bright Tangerine on the tips of horns, hands, feet and spots, using the No. 1 Liner and No. 6 Round as needed. Let dry between coats.
  3. Add fingernails and toenails with Light Grape as shown.
  4. Use the No. 1 Liner to paint in eyeball with three coats of Black. If desired, add a few eyelashes along the top of eye, then pull in a few lines on the top of head for hair. Fill in smile line. Let dry completely.

WIGGLES:

  1. Using the No. 6 Round or the No. 1 Liner as needed, brush three coats of Dark Straw on body, avoiding facial features, spots and feet. Let dry between coats.
  2. Use the No. 6 Round to fill in spots on body with Light Grape, then dip pencil eraser in Light Grape and add a spot to the center of forehead. Create smaller dots randomly around body with the No. 1 Liner brush handle dipped in Light Grape.
  3. Use the No. 6 Round to brush three coats of Bright Tangerine on feet, letting dry between coats. Pull in petal shapes around dot on forehead and extending from random dots on body, using the No. 6 Round and No. 1 Liner as needed.
  4. Fill in the eyes and mouth (avoiding teeth) with three coats of Black, using the No. 6 Round and No. 1 Liner as needed. Let dry completely.

SPIKE:

  1. Brush three coats of Light Kiwi onto body, avoiding the lips and horns. Let dry between coats.
  2. Paint lips, horns and spots with three coats of Light Grape, letting dry between coats. Add fingernails and toenails as shown.
  3. Make sure eraser on pencil is clean, then dip in Bright Tangerine and dab dots randomly onto body.
  4. Paint in eyes and background of mouth with three coats of Black and the No. 1 Liner. Add eyebrows above eyes if desired.


FINISHING:

  1. Use the Fan Glaze to brush two coats of Pure Brilliance® Clear Glaze onto each piece, letting dry between coats.
  2. Stilt pieces in kiln and fire to witness cone 06.
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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:

  • Pencil with unused eraser
  • Circle template
  • ¼” Masking tape
  • Container for water
  • Paper towels
  • Foil or foam plate for palette
  • Potter’s sponge