Bobber Box

 

Products Used

Bisque
  • MB-865 Ornament Box 
  • ADD-313 Fish Add-On (Chesapeake Ceramics - drill small hole in tail) 
Color
  • SC-6 Sunkissed
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-24 Dandelion
  • SC-45 My Blue Heaven
  • SC-74 Hot Tamale
  • SC-75 Cara-Bein Blue
  • NT-CLR Clear Dipping Glaze

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-406 #6 Round 
  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponge

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Paper fish cutouts (we used 6)
  • Twisteez Wire (dickblick.com)
  • Blue Painter's Tape

 

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Designer: Wendy Pettys
 
 

Instructions

  1. Tape off top section of box bottom (about 1” from top – this is where red paint will be). Smoothing edges to keep paint from going under tape edge.

  2. Sponge paint 1 good coat on the bottom of box using SC­45 My Blue Heaven all the way to the taped off area.

  3. Wet fish cutouts in light blue paint/water and apply to painted area in a wave pattern (have one fish going up, next going down, etc.). Be sure to smooth out wrinkles to prevent paint from going underneath fish cutouts.

  4. Sponge paint 1­2 good coats of SC­75 Cara­bein blue. Paint just slightly above the fish cutouts, following the wave of the fish cutouts, leaving some of the SC­45 My Blue Heaven paint to show.

  5. Remove fish cutouts. Paint in the area, alternating between SC­6 Sunkissed and SC­24 Dandelion fish. Paint in fish details (fins) with opposite color…ex. SC­Sunkissed fish, SC­ 24 Dandelion details. Using SC­15 Tuxedo paint, dot eye using end of paint brush or toothpick.

  6. Remove tape and paint area taped 3 coats of SC­74 Hot Tamale. Paint the box top red – 3 coats. Paint the “handle” on box top the SCS­75 Cara­bein Blue used on the bottom.

  7. Paint the fish add­on combination of yellows.

  8. Dip into NT-CLR clear glaze and fire to cone 06.

 

Assembly

Fold the Twisteez wire in half.

Loop the wire thru the box top handle and run other 2 ends through the small hole in fish add­on tail extending the end about 1” through the hole.

Using small paintbrush end, wrap the ends of the wire around end to make curlicue in the wire.

Bend the middle of the wire to make the fish appear to be floating off the bobber!

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