Picture of True Matte & Crystals Footed Planter

True Matte & Crystals Footed Planter

For best results, please read all instructions before beginning project. Refer to photo for color and design placement.

1. Wipe a damp sponge over entire bisque to remove dust and contaminants.

2. Pour 3-4 ounces of Peacock onto your palette. Pour 2-3 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.

3. Using No. 6 Fan Glaze Brush apply the thinned Peacock on the entire planter, including 1” of the inside rim. Utilize a crosshatch stroke. Make fairly large ‘V’ strokes along the piece to minimize the appearance of your brush strokes. Let this first scrub coat dry completely before next step.

4. Pour out another 3-4 ounces of Peacock and use your fan brush to apply a second coat with the same cross-hatch stroke over the whole piece. Thin with water if needed. Allow to dry completely before moving on. Repeat this step for a third, then fourth coat of Peacock to only the bottom and lower half of the planter. Let piece dry completely before moving on.

TIP: The large white crystals in Ocean Mist melt and move a lot. Consider hand placing these into your still-wet third coat to plan for that movement.

5. Pour 1-2 ounces of Crystals Glaze onto your palette. Pour approximately 1/2 - 3/4 ounce of water into a cup. Slowly add water to the glaze while mixing with your palette knife. Thinning this first coat is important. It makes the Crystals Glaze more translucent, allowing the True Matte Glaze to show through, creating a more organic break between the two glazes, not such a harsh line.

6. Use the TB733 3/4” Flat Shader to create an organic, wavy ring around the planter. Extend halfway down the planter. True Matte Glazes are very rigid and stable, so do not plan on or worry about any movement in your design. Also apply the first coat of Crystals Glaze to 1” down inside the planter. Allow to dry completely.

7. Pour 1-2 ounces of Crystals Glaze onto your palette. Use the TB733 3/4” Flat Shader to create a second organic, wavy ring around the planter. Extend to approximately 3/4” above your first. Feel free to overrun your first to create a more interesting, layered look. At the same time, apply the second coat of Crystals Glaze to 1” down the planter. Allow piece to dry completely.

8. Using your palette knife stir the Crystals Glaze well to bring up crystals from the bottom of the jar. Repeat Step #6 for the final coat of Crystals Glaze to the outside and inside of planter.

9. Do not clear glaze. Stilt and fire to cone 06. Dremel stilt marks.

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