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144 Yukon Sundae
2341 Medium Sassy Plate
CN172-8 Bright Kelp
CN232-8 Bright Briarwood
CN282-8 Bright Brown
CN302-8 Bright Caribbean
CN312-8 Bright Ginger
CN502-8 Neon Blue
Assorted Royal Aqualon Brushes
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1. Lightly wipe ware with a damp sponge to prepare surface for painting.
2. In a small paper cup, mix up the following using a plastic spoon: small amount of dish soap, 1 squeeze of Bright Caribbean, and water. Stir until you see bubbles forming. With a straw, blow into the mixture, making sure the cup remains in an upright position. Bubbles will begin to overflow, let these bubbles fall onto the surface of the plate. When the entire surface is covered, wait until all the bubbles pop on their own, and the surface is at least partially dry before continue.
3. Repeat the above step using Neon Blue. For now, set the plate aside to dry.
4. Paint the inside of the Yukon Sundae bowl with 3 coats of Bright Ginger. Let dry.
5. To get the shell look inside the bowl, simply paint a round-edged, curvy square in the center of the bowl with 2 coats of Bright Briarwood. From this square, paint bordering squares above and below until you have a row of these curvy squares. Fill the inside of the sundae bowl with rows of these squares until the inside surface is filled.
6. Paint the outside and the edges of the bowl with 3 coats of Bright Kelp.
7. On the inside of the bowl, use a detail brush to paint small, Bright Brown dots inside some of the squares. Let dry.
8. After you ensure that the paint on the plate is completely dry, position the bowl in the center of the plate. With a pencil, trace around the bottom of the bowl on the plate surface. Set the bowl aside again.
9. Using the template provided, use a pencil to sketch the turtle on the surface of the bowl, making sure the body of the turtle surrounds the traced circle.
10. With the tapered end of your paintbrush, scratch off the paint within the turtle outline.
11. Fill in the shape of the turtle with 3 coats of Bright Kelp. Let dry.
12. Use a detail brush to paint an outline around the body and the head of the turtle with Bright Briarwood. Then, with the same brush and color, paint an outline on the underside of each fin.
13. Finally, paint differently sized dots on a small area on the head and each of the fins with 3 coats of Bright Brown. Let dry.
14. Dip in Pure Brilliance and fire to Cone 06. When placing in the kiln, place the Yukon Sundae directly on the plate surface, in the center of the turtle's body.