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Technique #26 ~
Fall Pumpkin

You will need the following products:

424 - Western Slate Brown Leaded Art Glaze
CN021 - Light Saffron Concepts Underglaze
CN052 - Bright Tangerine Concepts Underglaze
CN072 - Bright Scarlet Concepts Underglaze
Pumpkin of your choice.


You 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.

Technique #26
Technique #26

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 intact.
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 perfect!
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 lamp.


If you ever have questions about these techniques, feel free to email us at: glazes@creativeglazes.com



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