Sunflower Gourd


Products Used

  • MB1358 Gourd
  • SC6 Sunkissed
  • SC15 Tuxedo
  • SC26 Green Thumb
  • SC34 Down To Earth
  • SC42 Butter Me Up
  • SC75 Orange A Peel
  • SC97 Cant-elope
  • EL118 Blue Grotto

Decorating Accessories

  • CB110 Liner
  • CB604 Soft Fan
  • CB106 Script Liner


Designer: Marcia Roullard


  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 Bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove dust.
  2. Cut out the sunflower patterns, cut out the centers, trace around on the gourd.
  3. Use CB-106 Script Liner to stroke in the petals, with a combo of SC-6 Sunkissed, SC-97 Cant-elope, and SC-75 Orange A Peel, two coats.
  4. Use the paper cut outs to attach to the painted flowers, brush over with water, stick the paper to the moist glaze.
  5. Pat SC-97 Cant-elope into the centers, next, SC-26 Green Thumb, last SC-34 Down To Earth, two coats.
  6. Brush on two coats of EL-118 BLue Grotto to the gourd, brush over the paper's edges, use CB-604 Soft Fan.
  7. Brush SC-97 Cant-elope over the Blue Grotto in the areas around the sunflowers, fill in the rest of the gourd with SC-42 Butter Me Up, use CB-604 Soft Fan, two coats. Leave the vine and about an inch of the top of the gourd with three coats of EL-118 Blue Grotto.
  8. Pull off the paper, detail the petals and centers with SC-15 Tuxedo, use CB-110 Liner.
  9. Fire to cone 06.

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