Project Kit: Splatter Fish
This fun project kit walks you through the steps to create this funky splatter fish! Available with your choice of a plate or wall-hanging ceramic canvas, this kit has all the glazes, brushes, and tools required, as well as easy-to-follow instructions and a template. Once you're finished, bring your piece to Armadillo to be fired!
Time: 1 1/2 hours
This project was originally created by Mayco Colors.
Firing services not included in price.
- Applicator bottle with metal tip
- FN-001 White (4oz)
- SC-15 Tuxedo (2oz)
- SC-12 Moody Blue (2oz)
- SC-24 Dandelion (2oz)
- SC-88 Tutu Tango (2oz)
- Mop Brush or Soft Fan Brush
- Small Round Brush
- Pencil or Pen (not included in kit)
- Template (Click here to download)
- Wipe your bisque thoroughly with a damp sponge to remove any dust.
- Using the mop brush, apply two generous coats of White to the entire piece, letting the piece dry in between coats.
- Fill your applicator bottle with a 50/50 mixture of Moody Blue and water. (You will not need much of this.) Shake well to mix. While the second coat of White is still damp, drip this watered-down Moody Blue onto the piece to create a splatter pattern. Let dry.
- Place the fish template over your piece and trace (firmly) with a pencil. This will leave an indentation in the dry glaze that you can use as a guide for the next steps. If you are having trouble seeing the indentation, cut out your fish template and trace around it instead.
- Using your damp sponge, dab away as much of the blue splatter as you can from inside the shape of the fish. Let dry.
- Using the small round brush, apply Tutu Tango and Dandelion to color in the fish, dabbing and blending to mottle the color. Let dry and repeat for a second coat.
- Paint in the eye using Moody Blue (full strength) and Tuxedo. Appy three coats, letting the piece dry in between.
- Rinse out your applicator bottle thoroughly and fill with Tuxedo. Attach the metal writer tip to the nozzle and shake the glaze down into the nozzle. Test the flow of the glaze on a piece of paper towel. Once you get a steady stream, outline your fish and add details to the fins. You can also use this to sign the back of your piece! TIP: If the nozzle gets clogged, use the included straight pin to clear it. If it continues clogging, add a few drops of water to the bottle and shake well.
- Stilt and fire to cone 06/05.