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Wings of Glory

This winged wonder lets your creativity take flight on the Duncan® Oh Four® butterfly box when you capture the beauty of Concepts® Underglazes and French Dimensions™.


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

2.Use Fan Glaze brush to apply two coats Pure Brilliance to inside of box and bottom of lid. Let dry after each coat.

3.*If desired, trace and transfer wing designs using tracing paper. Or you may free hand designs. To transfer, trace wing design onto tracing paper. Turn over tracing paper to reverse side and pencil over lines. Position on wing. Draw over the lines using pencil to transfer pattern onto bisque.

4.Use No. 6 Round to paint three coats Bright Caribbean onto sides of box as well as inside the wing pattern and outer trim of wings. Let dry after each coat.

5.Use No. 6 Round to paint three coats Bright Caribbean onto bottom of box. Let dry after each coat.

6.Use No, 1 Liner to paint two good coats of Black on the raised butterfly’s body. Let dry after each coat.

7.Using opposite end of brush, dip in Black and make dots along the outer perimeter of wings. Let dry.

8.Test flow of Black Licorice French Dimensions on paper towel prior to using. If necessary, warm bottle in hands to aid flow.

9.Use French Dimensions to draw a line around the inner wing designs. Let dry.

10.Use Liner brush to apply a coat of Pure Brilliance only on the white, bisque portion in the wing. Let dry.

11.Use No. 6 Round to carefully brush a second coat on the entire lid and repeat with one light coat around bottom part of box as well as the base. Let dry.

12.Stilt 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:


  • Container for water
  • Potter’s sponge
  • Pencil
  • Clean, margarine size container
  • Paper towels
  • Foil or foam plate for palette
  • Tracing paper – one 8 x 10” piece*