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Designer: Bob Moreni



  • MB-1477 Faceted Owl or CD1477 Faceted Owl


  • SS-3 Honey Toast
  • SS-24 Chocolate Fudge
  • SS-45 Buttermilk
  • SS-130 Medium Gray
  • SS-138 Flat Black
  • SS-135 White
  • SS-234 Medium Mocha
  • OS567 Ash
  • OS476 Black
  • OS487 Olive Moss
  • AC-501 Gloss Brush-On Sealer
  • AC-502 Matte Brush-On Sealer

Decorating Accessories

  • AB-702 #10/0 Liner
  • AB-705 #5 Round
  • AB-708 #10 Shader
  • AB-710 #3/4 Flat Shader
  • DB-802 #5 Round
  • DB-803 #8 Round

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Palette
  • Paper Towels


  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using an AB-710 ¾” Flat Shader, basecoat the owl with OS476 Black. Allow to dry!
  3. Using a DB-803 #8 Flat Round, drybrush the entire owl except the rock base with SS-24 Chocolate Fudge.
  4. Using a DB-803 #8 Flat Round, drybrush all feather areas with SS-234 Medium Mocha, try not to drybrush the facets, leaving the previous color showing.
  5. Using a DB-803 #8 Flat Round, drybrush the bottom sections of the chest, top of the head with SS-45 Buttermilk followed by SS-135 White then tip the bottom sections of the chest feathers with OS476 Black. The face is SS-45 Buttermilk then SS-135 White on the outer area and the inner area around the eyes is OS476 Black.
  6. The wings and the back of the head is the SS-45 Buttermilk on the top section of each wing feather and head feather followed by SS-135 White.
  7. The large section of the eye area is drybrushed with SS-45 Buttermilk then a couple of coats of SS-135 White.
  8. Using a DB-802 #5 Round, drybrush the beak and feet with couple coats of SS-3 Honey Toast then highlight with SS-45 Buttermilk.
  9. Using a DB-803 #8 Flat Round, drybrush the rock area with OS567 Ash then add some highlights of SS-130 Medium Gray followed by some OS487 Olive Moss and SS-24 Chocolate Fudge creating the look of a rock. Highlight the facets with OS476 Black.
  10. Using an AB-705 #5 Round, apply 2 coats of SS-3 Honey Toast lightened with some SS-45 Buttermilk.
  11. Using an AB-708 #10 Shader, shade around the outer edge of the eye with SS-3 Honey Toast.
  12. Using an AB-705 #5 Round, apply a coat of OS476 Black to create the pupil of the eye. Add a highlight of SS-135 White.
  13. Using an AB-702 #10/0 Liner, outline the facets on the beak and in the white are of the eye with SS-234 Medium Mocha also add lines to the feet.
  14. Using an AB-705 #5 Round, apply 2 coats of AC-502 Matte Brush-On Sealer to entire piece. Allow to dry!
  15. Using an AB-705 #5 Round, apply 2 coats of AC-501 Gloss Brush-On Sealer to the eyes and beak. Allow to dry!
  16. DO NOT FIRE!