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True Matte & Envision Monochromatic Vase

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 No Way Rose 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 No Way Rose the entire vase. Be sure to glaze down inside the ‘neck’ of the vase. Utilize a cross-hatch stroke. Make fairly large ‘V’ strokes along the piece to minimize the appearance of your brush strokes.

4. Optional: Mix 5-7 ounces of Pure Brilliance with 2-3 ounces water in a cup. Mix well with a palette knife. Pour mixture into vase and roll the inside, slowly pouring excess clear glaze out when complete. This will allow the vase to hold water if desired. Allow to dry upside down, using your sponge to remove any drips of Pure Brilliance from the interior “neck” of the vase.

5. Pour another 3-4 ounces of No Way Rose and use the fan brush to apply a second coat to the entire vase with the same cross-hatch stroke. Thin with water if needed. Let dry completely.

6. Repeat step #4 for a third, and then fourth coat of No Way Rose to the upper 2/3 and inside neck of the vase only. Let piece dry completely before moving on.

7. Pour 1-2 ounces of Terra-Cotta onto your palette. Pour approximately 0.5 ounce of water into a cup. Slowly add water to the glaze while mixing with your pallete knife. Thinning this first coat is important. It makes the Envision Glaze more translucent and flowing, allowing the True Matte Glaze to show through, creating a more organic break between the two glazes.

8. Turn vase upside down. Use the TB733 3/4” Flat Shader to create an organic, wavy ring around the vase. Extend approximately 1/3 down the vase. Also include the bottom of the vase. Allow to dry completely.

9. Repeat step #6 and #7 for your second and third coat of Terra-Cotta. Extend each to approximately 3/4” above your previous band. Feel free to overrun your bands or allow your Envision Glaze to drip slightly to create a more interesting, layered look. Allow to dry completely.

10. No clear glaze needed. Stilt and fire to Cone 06. Dremel stilt marks after firing.

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Miscellaneous:

  • Cups for mixing
  • Palette knife
  • Water