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EZ BRUSHSTROKE STONEWARE MUG

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EZ BRUSHSTROKE STONEWARE MUG

Designer: Carmen Allen

SUPPLIES

Form

  • SB-135 Carmen Mug 

Colors

  • EZ-018 Chartreuse
  • EZ-027 Blue Turquoise
  • EZ-012 Cobalt Jet Black
  • EZ-013 White
  • SW-255 Gray Opal
  • SW-508 Black Gloss 

Decorating Accessories

  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner 

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Begin with soft fired stoneware bisque. 
  2. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust. 
  3. Use the script liner to load a brush with EZ-018 Chartreuse. Dip the tip in the EZ-027 Blue Turquoise. Apply by pressing the brush down onto the bisque and as you pull back, raise and twist the brush away from the bisque to create a tear drop shaped brush stroke. 
  4. Repeat as desired until design is filled in. It can be helpful to keep the design close to the top lip of the mug (see step #8). 
  5. Use the mini liner loaded with EZ-012 Cobalt Jet Black to outline the design. Once it is outlined, add the detail lines and thicken the outline.  
  6. Add dots of EZ-013 White as you please.  
  7. Once dry, use a script liner to apply SW-001 Stoneware Clear over the design.  
  8. Use a script liner to glaze around the design with 3 coats of SW-255 Gray Opal. Apply using a variety of brush strokes to prevent streaks. If the Gray Opal is applied heavily above the design, it may sag down. Applying you design closer to the top lip of the piece can help prevent this. 
  9. Use a soft fan to apply 3 coats of SW-508 Black Gloss to the inside and handle.  
  10. Use a clean sponge to wipe the excess glaze off of the foot. 
  11. Fire to cone 5/6. (Sample was fired to cone 6)