Mermaid with Dolphin Clipboard

 

clipboard DSS0157

Products Used

Bisque
  • MB-1461 Clay Clipboard 

Color
  • SC-6 Sunkissed
  • SC-13 Grapel  
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-23 Jack O'Lantern
  • SC-25 Crackerjack Brown 
  • SC-26 Green Thumb 
  • SC-27 Sour Apple 
  • SC-36 Irish Luck
  • SC-45 My Blue Heaven
  • SC-46 Rawhide  
  • SC-60 Silver Lining  
  • SC-73 Candy Apple Red
  • SC-76 Cara-Bein Blue 
  • SC-85 Orkid  
  • SC-89 Cutie Pie Coral
  • SP-254 Speckled Vanilla Dip 
  • NT-CLR Clear Dipping Glaze or S-2101 Clear Brushing Glaze  

Decorating Accessories

  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
  • RB-106 #6 Script Liner 
  • RB-110 #10/0 Detail Liner 
  • AC-310 Silkscreen Medium
  • DSS-0157 Under the Sea 
  • MC-002 12mm Low Track Masking Tape 

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Plate 
  • Palette Knife 
  • Permanent Marker 
  • Scissors 
  • Disposable Cup
  • Liquid Dish Soap  
  • Water 
  • Straw  
  • Epoxy 

 

Designer: Elizabeth Carey
 
 

Instructions

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

2. Take the MC-002 12mm Low Track Masking Tape and cover the top of the Clipboard, where the clip will be glued. 

3. On the DSS-0157 Under the Sea screen, locate the mermaid with dolphin, crab, starfish and two fish. Draw an outline around them in permanent marker. Cut them out with excess screen around the edges. 

4. Squeeze about two tablespoons of SC-15 Tuxedo onto the plate. Add a pinch of AC-310 Silkscreen Medium. Mix with a palette knife until it becomes the consistency of peanut butter. You may need to add more Silkscreen Medium or glaze. 

5. Place the screens in their corresponding locations on the Clipboard. Refer to image. Screen one at a time. While holding it firmly in place, take a small amount of premixed Silkscreen Medium, and gently rub in circles starting in the center and working outward. Slowly pull up the screen to avoid smearing.

6. Using the Scrip Liner and Soft Fan with SC-45 My Blue Heaven, apply two coats to sea portion of the background. Using the same brushes with SP-254 Speckled Vanilla Dip, apply two coats to the sand portion of the background. Allow glaze to dry between coats.  

7. Mix the bubble solution. Add 1 TBS water, 1 TBS SC-76 Cara-Bein Blue and 2 drops of liquid dish soap to the disposable cup. Mix with the staw. Use the straw to blow bubbles in the cup. As the bubbles extend out of the cup, scrape them off with the palette knife and place them on the background of the Clipboard. Do this until the sea portion of the background is covered in bubbles. Avoid the screened areas. 

8. Using the Script Liner and Detail Liner with SC-23 Jack O'Lantern, apply two coats of glaze to the mermaid's hair. 

9. Using the Detail Liner and SC-46 Rawhide, apply two coats to the upper body of the mermaid. Allow glaze to dry between coats.

10. Using the Detail Liner and SC-26 Green Thumb, apply two coats to the mermaid's tail. Allow glaze to dry between coats. 

11. Using the Detail Liner and SC-89 Cutie Pie Coral, apply two coats to mermaid's top. Allow glaze to dry between coats.

12. Using the Detail Liner and SC-6 Sunkissed, apply two coats to the mermaid's crown. Allow glaze to dry between coats.

13. Using the Scrip Liner and SC-60 Silver Lining, apply two coats to the dolphin. Allow glaze to dry between coats.

14. Using the Detail Liner and SC-85 Orkid, apply two coats to the head of the upper fish. Using the same brush, apply two coats of SC-13 Grapel to the tail of the fish. Allow glaze to dry between coats.

15. Using the Detail Liner and SC-23 Jack O'Lantern, apply two coats to the lower fish. Allow glaze to dry between coats. 

16. Using the Detail Liner and SC-73 Candle Apple Red, apply two coats to the crab. Allow glaze to dry between coats. 

17. Using the Detail Liner and SC-76 Cara-Bein Blue, apply two coats to the starfish. Allow glaze to dry between coats.

18. Using the Detail Liner and SC-25 Crackerjack Brown, apply two coats in the shape of rocks in the sand. Allow glaze to dry between coats. 

19. Using the Detail Liner and SC-89 Cutie Pie Coral, glaze coral coming up from one of the rocks. Apply a total of two coats and allow glaze to dry between coats. 

20. Using the Detail Liner and SC-27 Sour Apple, glaze seaweed coming up from the sand. Using the same brush with SC-26 Green Thumb, make another seaweed. Apply a total of two coats and allow glaze to dry between coats. 

21. Using the Detail Liner and SC-15 Tuxedo, make accents in the sand.  

22. Using the Soft Fan, apply one coat of S-2101 Clear Brushing Glaze or dip into NT-CLR Clear Dipping Glaze.

23. Pull off the 12mm tape at the top of the Clipboard.

24. Fire to cone 06.

25. After the Clipboard has cooled, use epoxy to glue on the clip following the directions or refer to 'Clipboard - Attaching the clip' video on the Mayco YouTube channelhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E3Qb6SQrWE

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