To The Moon and Back


Products Used

  • MB-1392 Large Flat Bottle
  • SC-2 Melon-Choly
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-16 Cotton Tail
  • SC-28 Blue Isle
  • SC-32 Bluebeard
  • SC-40 Blueberry Hill
  • SC-60 Silver Lining
  • SC-65 Per-twinkle

Decorating Accessories

  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponge
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan

Additional Materials

Designer: Chelsea Proctor


  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. With scissors, cut out both whale shapes from the pattern and trace the whales onto the bottom of the vase with a pencil.
  3. With CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 3 coats of SC-65 Peri-twinkle to the whales. Once the 3rd coat is dry, wet the back of the paper whales and lay them over the Peri-twinkle. Make sure the paper is attached to the glaze so they act as a mask.
  4. With scissors, cut the moon out from the pattern and trace it on to the top left corner of the bottle.
  5. With CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 3 coats of SC-16 Cotton Tail to the moon. While the 3rd coat is wet blend SC-60 Silver Lining with the Cotton Tail. Once dry, wet the back of the paper moon and lay it over the painted moon to act as a mask. 
  6. With CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 1 coat of Melon-Choly from the bottom of the whales to the middle of the bottle.
  7. While the Melon-Choly is still wet, apply SC-40 Blueberry Hill to the top half of the vase and blend the Melon-Choly and Blueberry Hill into each other.
  8. Repeat step 7 two more times so that you have 3 coats
  9. Remove the paper moon once the blended Melon-Choly and Blueberry Hill have lost its shine.
  10. When the Melon-Choly is dry, apply 3 coats of SC-28 Blue Isle to the bottom of the bottle with CB-106 #6 Script Liner. You are using the Blue Isle as the ocean so make waves around the whale where you see fit. 3 coats of Blue Isle will cover and Melon-Choly.
  11. Remove the paper whale once the Blue Isle is tacky.
  12. Using the back of a paint brust, dot one coat of SC-16 Cotton tail to the eyes of the whales. Draw a mouth on the whales and apply 3 coats of SC-16 Cotton Tail to the mouth.
  13. When the eyes are dry, use the back of a paint brush and make the pupil of the eye with SC-15 Tuxedo. Using the CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner, outine the eye with one coat of SC-15 Tuxedo.
  14. Using CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner, outline both of the whales with SC-32 Bluebeard.
  15. Using AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper and pencil, trace the words from the pattern onto the MB-1392 Large Flat Bottle.
  16. Using CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner, apply 3 coats of SC-32 Bluebeard to write the words.
  17. Using 604 #4 Soft Fan, apply SC-28 Blue Isle to the sides and backside of the bisque.
  18. Slightly thin SC-28 Blue Isle with water (3:1). Pour thinned SC-28 Blye Isle inside, rotate to coat interior and pour out excess. Be careful not to drip on design.
  19. Allow to dry.
  20. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06.

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