Welcome the arrival of April showers and budding May flowers with servingware that says “spring.” Dress the Duncan® Oh Four® Everyday Pitcher in lush colors from Duncan® Concepts® Underglazes and Duncan® E-Z Stroke™ Translucent Underglazes for tulips that are too pretty!
- Wipe ware with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.
- Use the Fan Glaze to apply three coats of White inside pitcher, drying after each coat.
- Repeat on outside of pitcher, including base and handle. Let dry.
- Place tulip pattern on top of graphite paper then place on pitcher, graphite side down. Trace over pattern with pencil to transfer design onto pitcher.
- Load the No. 10 Round in Bright Tangerine and pull one stroke from the top of one tulip to the bottom. Repeat with two or three more strokes, using a heavier concentration of Bright Tangerine at the top of tulip. Repeat on other random tulips and let dry.
- Repeat Step 6 for remaining tulips, using Light Purple.
- Use the No. 10 Round to brush one good coat of Light Kiwi down each leaf and the No. 4 Liner to apply one coat to stem. Let dry.
- Use the No. 10 Round to brush E-Z Strokes™ Orange along the sides and center of the orange tulips, leaving the bottom area lighter in color. Refer to photo.
- Add a little bit of Coral Red to the Orange and further detail tulips using the No. 6 Round and No. 4 Liner brushes.
- Using the No. 10 Round, pull strokes of Pecos Pink down purple petals, leaving some of the original Concepts® Light Grape showing through.
- Load the No. 6 Round with Violet and make a few strokes down purple tulips. Refer to photo.
- Load the No. 4 Liner in Violet and detail petal lines.
- Use the No. 6 Round to brush a few strokes of Leaf Green into the leaves to deepen color.
- Paint in veins and detailed areas where leaves twist or overlap with the No. 4 Liner and Grass Green. Add water to brush and float color to blend.
- Add a tiny amount of Cobalt Jet Black to the Grass Green and use the No. 4 Liner to paint a fine dark line on sides of stems and along shaded areas of leaves. Refer to photo. Let dry completely.
- Stilt pitcher in kiln and fire to witness cone 06.