Fiesta Cacti

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Products Used

Bisque
  • MB-1503 Saguaro Cactus Vase
  • MB-1504 Barrel Cactus Planter
  • MB-1505 Cactus Dish
Color
  • CG-953 Sassy Orange
  • CG-956 Firecracker
  • FN-51 Strawberry
  •  SC-33 Fruit of the Vine
  •  SC-50 Orange Ya Happy
  •  SC-52 Toad-ily Green
  •  SC-77 Lime Light
  •  SC-97 Cant-elope
  • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing Glaze

Decorating Accessories

  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponge

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Tile or Palette
  • 1" Blue Masking Tape
  • Plastic Cup

 

Designer: William Pulse
 
 

Instructions

Vase

  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.  Check the inside for any debris as well.
  2. In a plastic cup mix S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing with some water to a melted ice cream consistency.   Place some Blue Masking Tape over the two holes in the arms of the cactus vase.   While working quickly, pour the thinned glaze into the vase.   Rotate the vase to ensure all the insides of the vase are covered. Pour out excess glaze and invert to dry. Remove the tape from the holes to allow glaze to drain also. Using a damp sponge to wipe off any excess glaze from the outside of the vase.
  3. Shake and stir CG-953 Sassy Orange and CG-956 Firecracker. Using CB-604 Soft Fan apply 1 coat of CG-953 Sassy Orange to the top half of the vase feathering out the glaze towards the bottom. Apply 1 coat of CG-956 Firecracker to the bottom third of the vase feathering the color up over Sassy Orange to at least half of the vase. The two colors should start from red at the bottom portion of the vase up to about halfway blending/fading into the lighter color. Repeat this step alternating the Sassy Orange and Firecracker for two more coats.
  4. Apply two coats of SC-33 Fruit of the Vine using CB-604 Soft Fan to the bottom portion of the vase feathering the color up over the Firecracker about a fourth of the way up. Color should solid and fade up over the Firecracker about 1 ½ inches.
  5. To the top of the vase apply some SC-77 Lime Light feathering out the color down from the tops of the vase and arms about 1 ½ inches using CB-604 Soft Fan. Apply some thinned SC-52 Toad-ily Green to the creases in the cactus to darken the green along the top downward about 1 inch.
  6. Stilt and Fire the piece to Shelf Cone 05-06.

Dish

  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.  Check the inside for any debris as well.
  2. In a plastic cup mix S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing with some water to a melted ice cream consistency.   While working quickly, pour the thinned glaze into the vase. Using a damp sponge to wipe off any excess glaze from the outside of the dish.
  3. Shake and stir CG-953 Sassy Orange and CG-956 Firecracker. Using CB-604 Soft Fan apply 1 coat of CG-953 Sassy Orange to the top half of the dish feathering out the glaze towards the bottom. Apply 1 coat of CG-956 Firecracker to the bottom third of the dish feathering the color up over Sassy Orange to at least half of the dish. The two colors should start from red at the bottom portion of the dish up to about halfway blending/fading into the lighter color. Repeat this step alternating the Sassy Orange and Firecracker for two more coats.
  4. Apply two coats of SC-33 Fruit of the Vine using CB-604 Soft Fan to the bottom portion of the dish feathering the color up over the Firecracker about a fourth of the way up. Color should solid and fade up over the Firecracker about 1 ½ inches.
  5. To the top of the dish apply some SC-77 Lime Light feathering out the color down from the tops of the dish about 1 ½ inches using CB-604 Soft Fan. Apply some thinned SC-52 Toad-ily Green to the creases in the cactus to darken the green along the top downward about 1 inch.
  6. Stilt and Fire the piece to Shelf Cone 05-06.

Planter

  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust. Check the inside for any debris as well.
  2. Apply 3 coats of FN-51 Strawberry to the inside of the planter using CB-604 Soft Fan.
  3. Shake and stir CG-953 Sassy Orange.   Apply 2-3 Coats of glaze to the outside of the planter.
  4. Apply 2 coats of SC-52 Toad-ily Green using CB-604 Soft Fan to the bottom of the planter feathering the color out up from the bottom to about 1 1/2 inches. 
  5. Use a slightly dampened sponge to apply 1-2 coats of SC-97 Cant-elope to the crest of the ridges around the top feathering out the color about 2 inches downward.
  6. Using the dampened sponge again to apply some SC-50 Orange Ya Happy to the top portions of the crests to reinforce the previous shading feathering out the color over the lighter one.
  7. Stilt and Fire the piece to Shelf Cone 05/06. 

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