Assorted Paintbrushes Contact Paper Detail Brush Marker Scissors Water
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1. Lightly wipe ware with a damp sponge to prepare surfaces for painting.
2. Use a combination of underglaze colors to paint the dragon tot. For this project, we used Neon Blue to paint the dragon's belly, wings, and spine; Neon Orange to paint the remaining area of the body; and Dark Black to add details to the eyes, claws, and nose. Set aside to dry. 3. Sketch and cut out a half-oval door shape using contact paper. Remove the protective backing, then adhere the cut-out to the box bottom.
4. Mix a pepperoni-sized drop of Really White with a small drop of Dark Black to create a light shade of gray. Use this paint mixture to paint the entire box bottom and lid. Let dry.
5. Once dry, mix another drop of two of Dark Black into the paint mixture to create a slightly darker shade of gray.
6. Roll the textured sponge roller of your choice (we used the checkered sponge!) into the paint mixture until fully covered, then roll onto the box bottom and lid in various directions to create the look of castle stones. Let dry. Once dry, remove contact paper.
7. Using 3 coats of the darker gray paint mixture, paint the outer border of the castle door. Paint the rest of the door area with 3 coats of Really Red. Let dry.
8. Add detail lines to the door with a detail brush and Dark Black.
9. Outline the "stones" around the door frame using Pure White.
10. Attach the painted dragon tot to the box lid using Pure White as adhesive. Let project dry completely.
11. Once complete, dip project in clear glaze and fire to cone 06.