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JACK-O-LANTERN PUMPKIN TOPPER

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JACK-O-LANTERN PUMPKIN TOPPER

Designer: Bob Moreni

SUPPLIES

Form

  • CD022 Pumpkins w/Sunflower Topper

Colors

  • SS-3 Honey Toast
  • SS-19 Country Sage
  • SS-24 Chocolate Fudge
  • SS-45 Buttermilk
  • SS-57 Accent Green
  • SS-111 Brightest Yellow
  • SS-194 Medium Taupe
  • SS-198 Chocolate
  • SS-210 Orange
  • SS-211 Orange Rust
  • SS-254 Golden Ochre

Decorating Accessories

  • Basecoat Brush
  • Various Drybrush’s
  • CB-202 #2 Detail Liner
  • AC-502 Matte Sealer

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Foam Plates or Aluminum Foil for Palette
  • Paper Towels
  • Water Bowl
  • XActo Knife
  • Clean-Up Tool

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Cast the mold in usual manner. While the casting is in the leather hard stage cut out the faces on the pumpkins. 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 various size drybrush’s, drybrush the pieces as follows.
  4. Basecoat the outside of the piece with SS-24 Chocolate Fudge 2 coats. Allow to dry!
  5. Basecoat the inside of the piece with SS-111 Brightest Yellow. Allow to dry!
  6. Drybrush the pumpkins with SS-211 Orange Rust then with SS-210 Orange, highlight the tops of the pumpkins with SS-111 Brightest Yellow. Do not wash your brush between the colors, this gives a better blend of the colors.
  7. Drybrush the stems with SS-198 Chocolate then SS-194 Medium Taupe, highlight with SS-45 Buttermilk.
  8. Drybrush the sunflowers with SS-3 Honey Toast then SS-111 Brightest Yellow, Highlight with SS-45 Buttermilk.
  9. Drybrush the flower centers with SS-198 Chocolate then SS-194 Medium Taupe, highlight with SS-45 Buttermilk.
  10. Drybrush the hay with SS-194 Medium Taupe then SS-254 Golden Ochre, highlight with some SS-3 Honey Toast and SS-45 Buttermilk.
  11. Drybrush the leaves with SS-57 Accent Green then SS-19 Country Sage, highlight with SS-111 Brightest Yellow.
  12. Apply 1-2 coats of AC-502 Matte Sealer to the piece.
  13. DO NOT FIRE!