Posted by Tony Tabor on


Designer: Bob Moreni



  • CD-1439 Faceted Turtle


  • SS-19 Country Sage
  • SS-24 Chocolate Fudge
  • SS-45 Buttermilk
  • SS-57 Accent Green
  • SS-111 Brightest Yellow
  • SS-135 White
  • SS-138 Black
  • SS-198 Chocolate
  • SS-212 Light Umber
  • SS-234 Medium Mocha
  • SS-254 Golden Ochre
  • SS-276 Forest Green
  • SS-376 Lime Burst
  • MM-102 Copper
  • MM-106 Steel
  • MM-305 Rapid Rust

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-110 #10/0 Liner
  • CB-202 #2 Detail Liner
  • Basecoat Brushes
  • Assorted Drybrush’s
  • MM-600 Spritzer Cap

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Foam Plates
  • Paper Towels
  • Water Bowl
  • Matte Sealer – Spray or Brush On


  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust. .
  2. Using a Basecoat Brush, apply 1-2 coats of SS-57 Accent Green to the body of the turtle.
  3. Drybrush the body with heavy coat ofSS-276 Forest then SS-19 Country Sage then lightly with SS-376 Lime Burst followed by some SS-111 Brightest Yellow, Highlight with some SS-135 White in the brush.
  4. Using a Basecoat Brush, apply 1-2 coats of SS-24 Chocolate Fudge to the shell.
  5. Drybrush a heavy coat of SS-198 Chocolate, then SS-234 Medium Mocha then SS-212 Light Umber. Highlight with SS-254 Golden Ochre then some SS-45 Buttermilk in the brush.
  6. Top of Shell (refer to photo) – Apply a coat of MM-102 Copper Metallic coming down form bellow the center into the side feathering it into the other colors.
  7. Apply a coat of MM-106 Steel Metallic to the top center of the shell (refer to photo) feathering into the Copper.
  8. Apply a second coat of the MM102 Copper Metallic and a coat of the MM-106 Steel Metallic. While the metallics are still wet, spritz with MM305 Rapid Rust. You will start getting a Patina and a Rust finish in about 20 – 30 minuets. Allow to dry!
  9. Shade all the deep crevices of the turtle body with SS-57 Accent Green.
  10. Shade the shell with SS-24 Chocolate.
  11. Using a CB-202 #2 Detail and a CB-110 #10/0 Line, apply SS-135 White to the eye area, Apply SS-254 Golden Ochre to the iris, shade with SS-57 Accent Green, Use SS-138 Black for the pupils and outlines. Add a highlight of SS-135 White.
  12. Apply Matte Sealer of choice to each piece. Allow to dry!
  13. Apply 2 coats of AC-501 Gloss Brush on Sealer to the eyes, nose and mouth.
  14. DO NOT FIRE!