Seasonal Pinwheels

 

Products Used

Bisque
  • MB-1457 Pinwheel
  • MB-1458 Super Pinwheel
Color
  • FN-001 White
  • FN-004 Red
  • FN-041 Medium Blue
  • SC-8 Just Froggy

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Small Star Paper Punch

 

peppermint patriotic pinwheels
Designer: Carmen Allen
 
 

Instructions

1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.

2. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply two coats of FN-001 White to the front of both the pinwheels.

For the Patriotic pinwheel:

3. Use the paper punch to cut out some stars out of paper (if you don't have one avilable you can cut them out with scissors). Wet the stars and place them on the pinwheel. Gently press on the stars to remove air bubbles and ensure edges are sealed. Once they are cut adhere them to the top folds of the pinwheel (the more raised part). I applied about 4 stars in each section. Sometimes it helps to snap a photo so you don't forget where you put the paper!

4. Once the stars are secure, use the Soft Fan to apply two coats of FN-041 Medium blue to cover that section.

5. Once the glaze has lost it shine, but before it is bone dry, remove the paper stars.

6. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply three coats of FN-004 REd to create stripes in the lower fold of the pinwheel. You may want to sketch this out with a pencil first to make sure they are even. I contoured the stripes to the shape of the form so there is some variation in the size.

7. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply three coats of FN-041 Medium blue to the back of the pinwheel.

For the peppermint pinwheel:

8. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply three coats of FN-004 Red to create the stripes on both levels of the pinwheel. Similar to the first one it may be easier to sketch them out first with pencil and contouring the stripes to the shape of the form will help.

9. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner, apply two coats of SC-8 Just froggy creating two thinner srtipes in between some of the red ones.

10. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply three coats of FN-004 Red to the back of the pinwheel.

For both pinwheels:

11. Let dry comepletley.

12. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06/05.

 

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