Desert Elements Cacti

 

Products Used

Bisque
  • MB-1503 Saguaro Cactus Vase
  • MB-1504 Barrel Cactus Planter
  • MB-1505 Cactus Dish
Color
  • EL-106 Tidal Pool
  • EL-118 Blue Grotto (optional)
  • EL-123 Patina
  • EL-132 Rust Red
  • EL-134 Mirror Blue
  • PC-601 Clear Cascade
  • PC-602 White Cascade
  • CG-987 Tree Frog
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • S-2101 Clear Glaze 

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • CB-110 #10/0 Liner

 

Desert Elements Cacti
Designer: Marcia Roullard
 
 

Instructions

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

Vase

  1. Thin S-2101 Clear and pour inside the vase. Turn the vase to coat the inside and pour out the excess glaze. Drain.
  2. Use the Soft Fan to apply two coats of EL-123 Patina. 
  3. Use the same brush to plop PC-602 White Cascade over the vase, leaving spaces between plops. Start 3 1/2" up from the bottom of the vase and go out only 1" from the top of the arms. Since the vase is a vertical shape the glaze will flow downward.
  4. Stir CG-987 Tree Frog. Use the Soft Fan to plop heavily on the vase starting 2 1/2" from the bottom of the vase. Overlap but do not completely cover the White Cascade.
  5. Use the Soft Fan to plop PC-601 Clear Cascade 2 1/2" up from the bottom of the vase.
  6. Use the Soft Fan to pat EL-134 Mirror Blue starting at the top of the vase and arms. Take the color just  1" down from the  top of the vase and arms.

Dish

  1. Use the Soft Fan to apply two coats of EL-123 Patina. 
  2. Use the same brush to plop PC-602 White Cascade over the vase, leaving spaces between plops. The dish is fired flat so you don't have worry about  movement during firing. 
  3. Stir CG-987 Tree Frog. Use the Soft Fan to plop heavily on the dish. Overlap but do not completely cover the White Cascade.
  4. Use the Soft Fan to pat EL-134 Mirror Blue onto the edges of the tray.
  5. Use the Soft Fan to apply three coats of EL-113 Spanish Moss on the bottom of the dish.

Planter

  1. Use the Soft Fan to apply three coats of EL-106 Tidal Pool to the inside of the planter.
  2. Use the Soft Fan to apply two coats of EL-106 Tidal Pool to the outside of the container.
  3. Use the same brush to plop PC-602 White Cascade 1 1/2" up from the bottom of the cactus, leaving space so the Tidal Pool shows. 
  4. Randomly plop EL-132 Rust Red on the outside of the container.
  5. Use the same brush to plop EL-134 Mirror Blue to the top edge of the planter.
  6. NOTE: If you wish to use the same color scheme as the vase and dish, we suggest using three coats of EL-118 Blue Grotto inside the piece. 

2. Use the Liner to line the deep ridges with SC-15 Tuxedo on all the pieces.Use the Liner to line the deep ridges with SC-15 Tuxedo on all the pieces.

3. Fire to cone 06. 

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