So I am finished with my first cycle of making and am moving on to a week of glazing before a firing or two next week. But first, I have to decorate a ton of bisque work!
Today, I'll share how I make and apply color washes on pots.
|What you'll need: two mixing containers, stain of your choice, frit (I use gerstley borate), brush for mixing, mini strainer, H20|
|1:1 stain to frit|
|Add water to powder until desired consistency. I like to use a palette knife to incorporate the mixture. I also leave the wash thick and add water to it as I paint and it behaves just like watercolors.|
|Sieve liquid until smooth and free of lumps. Use as is with a brush or caligraphy pen. I do both and also like to fill empty paint pens.|
|To fill a felt tip pen, carefully saw open an empty chalk ink (or paint). Clean out, fill with wash and then reseal with duct tape|
|But do your best to get the liquid in the pen.... A funnel or steady hand might help|