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Technique #4 ~
EZ Strokes Teapot
You will need an appropriate cone 04 bisque
teapot and the following Duncan products:
EZ030 - Rose
EZ007 - Royal Purple
EZ017 - Dark Turquoise
EZ063 - Wine Berry
EZ028 - Leaf Green
- Concord Grape
Clear glaze of your choice - (GL612 is a good
Other items needed:
sponge, glazed tile or palette, wide
flat brush (3/4" glaze brush works), #4 liner brush, glaze brush.
EZ Strokes Teapot Technique #4
Wipe down your teapot with a soft, damp sponge, being
sure to remove all bisque dust both inside and out. Mix water with clear glaze
and pour inside your teapot, swirling to cover entire inside. Pour excess out,
wiping glaze off the outside, then leave the teapot upside down until dry. Do
the same with the inside of the lid.
Working on your palette or tile,
squeeze out a dollop of Rose paint and add 2 tablespoons or so of water, then
mix well. You want your paint to be very liquid and well mixed. You may need to
add more water. You are mixing up enough color to paint the entire body of your
teapot. Now, carefully paint the Rose over the body of the teapot using the
wide flat brush - I like going in one direction to make interesting lines
around the teapot, but you may prefer to swirl your color on. Just try to be
neat and consistent.
Now mix the Royal Purple in the same way, and paint the
spout of the teaot, and the knob on the lid.
Next, do the same thing with
the DarkTurquoise on the handle and lid.
When all paints are dry you're
ready to start on the next step. Mix just a small amount of Wine Berry with
water. You don't want this mixture to be loose and watery like the background
paint, it should be thicker so your detailing will be heavier and darker. Using
your liner brush paint simple one stroke flowers on the sides of your teapot.
Don't follow the example exactly, just use it as a general guide. You may want
more flowers, or bigger or smaller flowers. Make it the way you want
Wash your liner brush thoroughly. Now use the Leaf Green to paint a vine
and a few simple leaves.
Mix Concord Grape and, after washing your brush,
paint dots, swirls, etc. on the spout and knob of lid.
Finally, mix Navajo
Turquoise with water and paint swirls, dots, etc. on handle and lid. When
you're satisified with the look of your teapot set it aside to dry.
clear glaze into a cup or bowl and begin lightly sponging the glaze over the
entire surface of your teapot and lid. Be careful not to saturate an area or
drag the sponge over an already wet area. You don't want to smear your color.
If you are able to dry-foot the teapot be sure to leave that area bare of
glaze. When the entire teapot and lid has been covered with one light coat of
glaze let it dry. Later, apply two coats of clear glaze with glaze brush, being
careful not to disturb the first coat and allowing it to dry between
When dry, stilt and fire to cone 06.
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