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Technique #18 ~
Gold Flecked Vase
You will need an appropriate cone 04 bisque
plate and the following products:
IN1015 - Carribean Blue
IN1062 - Light Kiwi glaze
OG801 - Bright Gold
Soft fan brush
1. Wipe bisque dust off using a damp sponge.
Add a teaspoon of water to 4 oz clear glaze and mix. Pour inside of vase and
roll to coat entire inside area. Pour the clear glaze back out and leave the
vase upside down to drain all excess glaze. When dry, wipe any drips from the
3. Divide the vase up into sections and paint each section a
4. Apply 3 coats of each glaze overlapping colors a bit to
blend. Dry between coats.
5. When dry, stilt and fire to cone 06.
6. Remove the piece from the kiln using a towel or wearing
gloves. You do not want oils from your hands on the outside of the vase.
Pour a small bit of gold onto a clean plate. Wad the plastic wrap into a ball
and dip it into the gold. Immediately press it against the vase. Pounce the
gold on, redipping as needed, until the outside of the vase is covered to your
liking. Be sure to leave some areas bare to add interest.
8. Be careful not
to touch the outside of the vase as you place it in the kiln. Fire to cone 019.
You can stilt it just to be on the safe side, but some say it is not necessary.
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