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Technique #26 ~
You will need the following products:
424 - Western
Slate Brown Leaded Art Glaze
CN021 - Light Saffron Concepts Underglaze
Bright Tangerine Concepts Underglaze
Bright Scarlet Concepts Underglaze
Pumpkin of your choice.
will also need appropriate brushes for applying the glaze, a sponge or two, and
a few index cards or card stock. We used leaves from the yard as templates, but
you could probably find free patterns on the internet, too.
1. Paint 3 flowing coats of Slate brown to entire
pumpkin. Be sure to allow each coat to dry before applying the next coat. Do
not apply the glaze too heavily on the bottom of the pumpkin to avoid running
glaze forming feet during firing.
2. Cut leaf shapes from the middle of an
index card. You are going to use the INSIDE shape so be sure and leave edges
3. Shake the Concepts well and pour small puddles of your leaf
colors on a paper plate or tile.
4. Hold a leaf shape/pattern against the
pumpkin and sponge the color onto the center. It isn't always easy to hold the
pattern against a rounded shape, but do the best you can. It doesn't have to be
5. Sponge colors over each other to mimic the way real fall leaves
look. (See picture.) Cover the outside of your pumpkin with leaves, varying the
colors so they are each unique. When you are satisfied with the look, allow the
colors to dry.
6. Stilt and fire to witness cone 06
We LOVE the look of the glossy Concepts against
the matte background glaze! ~~ This technique could easily be adapted to items
other than pumpkins. Think how pretty this would be as a vase or the base of a
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