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Thin Color

For this technique, work with one color at a time.
If you are going to want your piece glazed use a ceramic cover coat.
Regular paint will burn off when your piece is fired.
Pour some color in a plastic container.
Add water to thin the color to a milk-like consistency.

Add Dish Soap

 

Add one drop of liquid dish soap.
Mix together.

Blow Bubbles

 

Use a drinking straw to blow air into the paint/soap mixture to create bubbles.

Lower Piece Into Bubbles

 

Lower the outside of your bisque onto the bubbles.
The bubbles will pop right on the ware, creating delicate bubble-shaped circles of color.
Repeat as many times as you need to get the pattern coverage you want.
Repeat these steps for each color you want on your bisque.
If you are using acrylic paint let it dry completely and either brush or spray a sealant on your piece.

 

If you have glazed your piece, let it dry completely and fire to apropriate cone number.

Bubble painting is appropriate for kids, teens, adults.. all the way up to seniors.
In fact senior love this technique.
Choose shapes such as vases or plates, a well balance piece is easier to handle.

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