Fuzzy Mushroom

 

Products Used

Bisque
  • MB-1419 8" Garden Mushroom
Color
  • SC-26 Green Thumb
  • SC-32 Bluebeard
  • SC-74 Hot Tamale
  • SC-36 Irish Luck
  • SC-77 Glo Worm
  • SG-404 Blue Designer Liner
  • SC-2101 Clear

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponge
  • ST-367 Leafy Border Stamp

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Eyelash Yarn
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Paper Towel
  • Large Sponge-on-a-Stick
305.Fuzzy Mushroom
Designer: Marcia Roullard
 
 

Instructions

  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 Bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust making sure not to over-saturate the bisque.
  2. Draw three large circles on the mushroom cap with a pencil.  Random sizes and placement are fine.
  3. Using the Soft Fan, apply two coats of SC-74 Hot Tamale to the circles and let dry until the shine is gone.
  4. Apply another coat of SC-74 Hot Tamale. While wet, place a length of eyelash yarn into the circle, start at the center of the circle, spiral out to the edges. Brush the hairs of the yarn into the glaze. Cut off the excess yarn. Using the Soft Fan, add an additional coat of SC-74 Hot Tamale to get the yarn to lay flat.
  5. While the SC-74 Hot Tamale is drying, cut out the leaves. To make a pattern for the leaves, fold the edge of the copy paper over about an inch.  Use scissors to cut out the leaves.
  6. Number the paper leaves, as they are different sizes. Trace the shapes of the leaves on the top of the mushroom, around the flowers and on the mushroom stems.  Place the corresponding number next to the traced leaves on the mushroom. (not on the leaves as they will be covered with glaze)
  7. Using the Script Liner, apply two coats of SC-26 Green Thumb to the traced leaves on the mushroom.
  8. Next we will add glaze to the paper leaf cut outs and place on the corresponding leaf painted on the bisque. The paper transfers the glaze and acts as a mask or resist. Plop some (without covering the entire leaf) SC-77 Glo Worm to the paper leaves (the side the doesn't have the number) Fill in with a heavy coat of SC-26 Green Thumb to cover the paper.  Using tweezers pick up the painted leaf and place it on the corresponding spot on the bisque. Let it sit until it doesn't move when pressing the paper to remove the bubbles.  Tip: Use the brush handle to roll over the paper leaves to remove air, excess glaze will come out from the edges.
  9. Using the Soft Fan, apply three coats of SC-74 Hot Tamale under the mushroom cap. Pat the red flowers with paper towel to remove excess SC-74 Hot Tamale. 
  10. When the SC-74 Hot Tamale is dry to the touch, apply three coats of SC-32 Bluebeard on the cap and the base of the mushroom.  While the third coat is sill wet, add in brushstrokes of SC-36 Irish Luck.  Not: It is not necessary to to brush three coats of Bluebeard over the yarn area as the yarn will collect more glaze. Brush only two coats over the yarn area, and three on the remaining areas.
  11. When the SC-32 Bluebeard loses its shine, remove the yarn and the paper leaves.
  12. Use the large sponge-on-a-stick with a light up and down bouncing motion to apply SC-36 Irish Luck to the ST-367 Leafy Border. Only tap the large leaf at the end of the stamp. Place the stamped leaf over the leaf on the mushroom to stamp in the veins.
  13. When the SC-74 Hot Tamale is dry under the cap, use SG-404 Blue to draw in the lines.
  14. Using the Soft Fan, apply one coat of S-2101 Clear to the top and under the cap of the mushroom. This will give the mushroom a smoother finish.  This is optional as the glaze will fire to a glossy finish.
  15. Stilt and fire to cone 05/06.

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