1. In small container, add 1 ounce of water to 4
ounces of the black paint. Continue to add water until the mixture is the
consistency of cream. Stir in ¼ teaspoon of the Antique Bronze pigment
2. Using a wide, soft-bristled brush, apply two
coats of black paint mixture to bisqued (Cone 04), dust-free piece,
allowing 15 minutes drying time between coats. Use the end of the brush
to dab any textured areas that the paint did not cover.
3. In another container, thin the Forest Green
paint with water using a 2:1 ratio (it will appear much thinner than the
4. Apply green paint to black piece using a small
wet sponge. You may need to thin the green paint with additional water
(it should not obscure the black paint beneath).
5. When the green paint is nearly dry, highlight by
wiping off areas with a damp paper towel.
6. Repeat steps 3-5 with turquoise paint. You may
decide how much to leave on the piece using your own personal tastes. It
should, however, only highlight the piece.
7. Dip dry index finger in Antique Copper pigment
and rub gently in hand to remove excess powder. Apply powder on finger
to select areas of piece, rubbing in until a copper glow is achieved.
Areas with too much powder may be rubbed with a damp paper towel to tone
down the effect.
8. Apply rutile powder liberally to textured areas
with a cosmetic brush.
9. Apply the paste wax by using the palm of your
hand to cover the entire piece. Wait five minutes for the piece to
absorb the wax.
10. Buff the waxed surface using the palm of your
hand and a vigorous motion. A moist paper towel may also assist in
achieving a waxed glow to the final finish.
11. If desired, additional Antique Copper pigment
may be applied as in step 7 to suit personal taste. Note that pigment
applied to a waxed piece will adhere to surface more strongly than when
applied before waxing.
12. For pieces with a hard-to-reach interior (pot
or vessel), dilute some of the black paint mixture with water. Pour in
vessel and stuff a dry paper towel in vessel opening. Turn vessel over
several times to distribute the paint on inside surfaces. Remove paper
towel and clean excess paint from vessel opening. Covering the interior
may be done prior to applying the green/turquoise paint or after the
piece has been waxed.