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Fire Acrylics on purpose? Never!! Well, on second thought, try this amazing technique combining non-fired gold metallic with fired glaze in a manner to create a hard to match result - JADE.

Supplies needed:

Properly Clean and fire Greenware to cone 04

Mayco Foundations: FN-009 Black
FN- 010 Tree Green

Duncan Ultra Metallics: UM-951 Solid Gold

26399 Pure Brilliance Brushing Clear glaze

Small brushes
Soft fan brush

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On cone 04 bisque, apply 1 or 2 liberal coats of Duncan UM-951 Solid Gold to the area you want
the Jade color to form. Keep your brush strokes short and use a smaller brush than you nomally would. The brush-strokes help the color deepen in some areas and be lighter in others.

Fire to cone 04 / 06
after firing – do not dust, wipe residue from the piece (see photo top right of page to see this step on the oriental figure)

With a soft fan brush, apply 3 coats of Clear glaze to the “Jade” areas, drying thoroughly between each coat.

Using appropriate size brush, apply 3 coats of Foundations Black and Tree Green to the base. (Refer to photo top right)
Let dry.

Fire to cone 06.

NOT OVERGLAZE compatable. Meaning – you can't add gold or mother of Pearl on the items.

CME would like to thank Shelby Sallenberger for bringing this unique project to our attention and to share with ceramists around the world. You may direct any comments or questions to:

Benie (Shelby) Shallenberger
Benie's Ceramics
232 Prittstown Rd
Mount Pleasant, PA 15666


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