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  • Trendy New Bisque!

    Trendy New Bisque!

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  • New Creative Tools!

    New Creative Tools!

    Mayco’s two new stamps, four mats, and seven silkscreen designs will bring your projects to the next level! Customize on any ceramic or craft service. Our Creative Tools are durable and reusable.
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  • Lavender Mist over Emerald

    Lavender Mist over Emerald

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  • Chalkboard Casting Molds

    Chalkboard Casting Molds

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  • 12 NEW BISQUE SHAPES! +

    12 NEW BISQUE SHAPES! From fairy gardens and desert plants to Christmas trees and playful containers, our unique, custom designed shapes are the perfect platform to express your creativity. Read More
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Color My Bird Brain

 

 
 
Products Used

Bisque
  • MB-1337 Bird Brain Bank
Color
  • CG-964 Kaleidoscope
  • SC-6 Sunkissed
  • SC-11 BLue Yonder
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-75 Orange-A-Peel
  • SC-76 Cara-bein Blue
Decorating Accessories
  • BT-910 - Synthetic Sponge
  • CB-106 36 Script Liner
  • CB-110 #10/0 Liner
  • CB-602 #2 Soft Fan
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
Kaleidoscope Bird Brain Bank
 
 
Additional Materials
  • Pencil
 
Project Info
  • Designer: Marcia Roullard
  • Skill Level: Basic
  • Time: 1½ hours
 

Instructions

  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque.  Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Remove the bank stopper.
  3. Using a Cb-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 2 coats of CG-964 Kaleidoscope to the body of the bird.  Try to keep the crystals applied evenly.
  4. Using aCB-602 #2Soft Fan, apply on 3 coats of SC-11 Blue Yonder to the wings.
  5. Using a CB-110 #10/o Liner, outline the feathers with SC-76 Cara bein Blue.
  6. Thin SC-76 Cara bein Blue slightly, using a CB-602 #2 Soft Fan, apply over the hair, wipe off excess with a damp sponge.
  7. Using a CB-602 #2 Soft Fan, apply 2 coats of SC-11 Blue Yonder to the hair.
  8. Using aCB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 2-3 coats of SC-6 Sunkissed to the larger part of the eyes. The iris is 2 coats of SC-11 Blue Yonder.  Beak is SC-75 Orange-A-Peel.
  9. Thin the Kaleidoscope then brush the crystals over the wings, hair and eyes.
  10. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, apply SC-15 Tuxedo for the pupil and to outline the eye. Allow to dry.
  11. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06.
  12. Replace the bank stopper.

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