Love Birds Oval Canister


Products Used

  • MB-1284 Oval Canister
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-16 Cotton Tail
  • SC-35 Gray Hare
  • SC-60 Silver Lining
  • SC-87 Ruby Slippers
  • SC-95 Pinkie Swear
  • FN-005 Pink
  • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing
Decorating Accessories
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-110 #10/0 Liner
  • CB-202 #2 Detail Liner
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponge
  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
Additional Materials
Project Info
  • Designer: Carmen Allen
  • Skill Level: Basic
  • Time: 2 hours


  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque.  Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Place some 2101 Crystal Cleat Brushing into a small cup and add a little bit of water to slightly dilute it (about 3 parts glaze and 1 part water).  It should be the consistency of a coffee cream.  Pour this into the canister and roll around to completely coat the interior of the canister.  Drain out the excess glaze and keep the canister inverted until it has lost its shine. Wipe off any glaze from the outside using a damp sponge. Allow to dry.
  3. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of FN-005 Pink to the outside of the canister including the lid. Allow to dry.
  4. With a pencil and AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper transfer the image to the piece.
  5. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 3 coats of SC-16 Cotton Tail to the tree and 3 coats of SC-35 Gray Hare to one bird’s body and SC-60 Silver Lining to the other bird.
  6. Using a combination of the CB-202 #2 Detail Liner and CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 3 coats of SC-87 Ruby slippers to the hearts on the tree.
  7. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, apply 1 coat of SC-60 Silver Lining as the bark on the tree; use SC-35 Gray Hare in the heavily shaded areas.
  8. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, apply 2 coats of SC-87 Ruby Slippers to the letters.
  9. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 3 coats of SC-95 Pinkie Swear to the wings of the birds.
  10. Using a CB-202 #2 Detail Liner, apply 2 coats of SC-16 Cotton Tail to the beaks of the birds and 1 coat of SC-15 Tuxedo to the eyes.
  11. Let dry completely.
  12. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06/05.