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ACRYLIC BEADED PUMPKIN

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ACRYLIC BEADED PUMPKIN

Designer: Bob Moreni

SUPPLIES

Form

  • CD027 Large Beaded Pumpkin

Colors

  • MM-102 Copper Metallic
  • MM-105 Gold Metallic
  • MM-106 Steel Metallic
  • MM-202 Green Patina
  • MM-305 Rapid Rust
  • SS-24 Chocolate Fudge
  • SS-81 Shimmering Silver

Decorating Accessories

  • MM-600 Spritzer Cap
  • Basecoat Brush
  • Various Drybrush’s
  • RB-104 #4 Liner
  • RB-116 #6 Round
  • AC-502 Matte Sealer

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Foam Plates – Aluminum Foil for Palette
  • Paper Towels
  • Water Bowl
  • Clean-Up Tool
  • Sponge
  • 2 Small 2oz Cups
  • Measuring spoons

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Cast the mold in usual manner. Allow to dry. Clean the greenware with a Clean-Up Tool. Bisque fire to cone 04.
  2. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  3. Using a Basecoat Brush, basecoat the whole pumpkin with 1-2 coats of SS-24 Chocolate Fudge. Allow to dry.
  4. Using a Basecoat Brush, basecoat the whole pumpkin except the stem with 1 coat of MM-102 Copper Metallic. Allow to dry.
  5. Apply a 2nd coat of MM-103 Copper Metallic to the pumpkin, while the MM-102 Copper Metallic is still wet spritz the Copper Metallic with a heavy coat of MM-202 Green Patina that has a Spritzer Cap on the bottle. Allow to dry!
  6. When the Patina has reached the color you like, apply 1-2 coats of AC-502 Matte Sealer to stop the Patina action. Allow to dry.
  7. Drybrush the lower section of the pumpkin except the stem with1-2 coats of MM-102 Copper Metallic. Allow to dry.
  8. Using a Round brush, apply MM-105 Gold Metallic to all the beads on the pumpkin.
  9. In a small 2oz Cup, mix the following colors, 1/4tsp SS-81 Shimmering Silver and 1/4tsp MM-105 Gold Metallic to create a champagne gold. Highlight the beads with this mix. Allow to dry.
  10. Apply 1 coat of MM-106 Steel Metallic to the stem. When dry apply a 2nd coat of MM-106 Steel Metallic to the stem, while this coat is still wet apply a coat of MM-305 Rapid Rust to the stem. You may want to lay the pumpkin on its side so the MM-305 Rapid Rust does not drip onto the pumpkin. Allow to dry.
  11. Apply 1-2 coats of AC-502 Matte Sealer to the piece.
  12. DO NOT FIRE!