Currently listing 177 articles in 15 categories!

Latest Articles
You need flash installed to view this header!
Mandala Christmas Tree - Glazing: Article or Project

SUPPLIES:
Bisque tree – Cone 04 suitable for design
Mandella Dotters or similar
Soft fan brush or similar for glazes
Tile for colors
Colorobia Colors:
BLS928 BLUE LAGOON
BLS945 TOMATO
BLS900 LIMONCELLO
BLS922 IN THE JUNGLE
BLS921 MAD HATTER
BLS920 LIMILICIOUS
FN009 BLACK

More Details

INSTRUCTIONS:
Wipe down bisque with damp sponge and allow to dry thoroughly.

Using a soft fan or glaze brush, apply 3 smooth coats of FN009 Black allowing each coat to dry thoroughly between each coat

Begin with applying the large dots or ornaments. Pour small amount of paint onto a tile. Place them randomly but evenly spaced around your tree. Using the largest ‘dotter’ dip once in a color (do not apply so much glaze to cause it to drip) and press onto the tree. ONCE is enough. Repeat this with each of the following colors. See photo top right for placement.

BLS928 BLUE LAGOON
BLS945 TOMATO
BLS900 LIMONCILLO

Smaller dots:

Again, squeeze out a puddle of color onto a tile. Use photo at top as a pattern reference. Press suitable size dotter into the paint and then onto the tree. To create the ‘shading’ effect, apply as follows

Bottom third of tree is BLS922,
Middle third of tree is BLS921 and
Top third is BLS920

When thoroughly dry, stilt an fire to cone 06

CME would like to thank Shelby Bayard Shellenberger for contributing her technique and photos for the enjoyment of other ceramists.

The CONE TREE is available in 3 sizes 10”, 12” AND 15” and can be purchased from
benceramic@zoominternet.net

NOTE: this technique can be adapted to non-fire acrylics

 

Article/Project Pictures:
Mandala Christmas Tree - Glazing Mandala Christmas Tree - Glazing

Contact us about this Article Tell a Friend about this Article Printer Friendly Version

Jump to Category:

Other Articles in this Category:

Pearl - the Chalked Fairy - Chalks Contemporary Garden Turtle - Combination Fall Wreath - Acrylics non-fire Everything is Coming Up Apples - underglazes How to Create Spongeware or Spatterware