Thickly cast porcelain greenware, Silver Falcon brushes (4170 series and
#950 catís tongue), sharp scalpel and pencil
Med. Flesh, Taupe, Angel Blue, Blue Jeans, Gray Mist, Smoke, Silver,
Maze, Rose Brown, Dusty Brown, French Blue, Sandalwood, Doeskin, Oak, Dune,
Butterscotch, Rose, Earth, Granite, Sage.
Detail Colors: Black, Light Blue, Lip, Eye, and Forest Green Detail. Detail Media.
Best Black matte china paint, China painting oil, Fired Platinum and Grit
Pour greenware slightly heavier to allow for spreading of applied color.
Clean in usual manner and allow to dry completely, for proper
Use a sharp pencil and draw a line wherever two colors will meet (for
example, between hair and face). This
helps keep the colors in their place.
Begin with all the flesh areas on all the pieces.
Apply two coats. No need to wait between applications as the oil will quickly
soak into the porcelain greenware.
- Paint his hair Dusty Brown, then paint the crown of thorns in Sage
(only one coat is needed for small areas like the crown).
Rocks on all pieces - two coats of Gray Mist, Smoke or Silver.
- Paint hair with Butterscotch.
Outer garment with two or three coats of Rose.
Paint sandals with one coat of Taupe, Wooden pegs-one coat Taupe,
Drill-one coat Earth and Granite, Hammer-one coat Taupe and Granite, Nails-one
coat Granite. Leave her inner gown white.
Paint hair with one coat of Taupe then paint the following areas:
Under garment- two coats of Angel Blue, Over garment- two coats of Blue
Jeans, Shoe-one coat of Taupe.
- Paint hair with two coats of Maze and the following areas:
Over garment-two coats of Rose Brown, Under gown-two coats of Angel Blue
with one coat of French Blue trim, Sandal-one coat of Sandalwood.
Bases - Painted as above for Rocks. Rope pieces with one coat Oak.
Cross - Paint the front of the cross with two coats of Sandalwood, and
the back of the cross with two coats of Oak.
Leave the scroll white.
Thief: Paint hair with one
coat of Sandalwood and cross with two coats of Doeskin, painting right over the
ropes and pegs. Then, paint the
ropes and pegs with one coat of Oak.
Thief - Paint hair with two coats Dune and the cross as in step eleven.
Using Detail colors and Detail Media, thin each to a brushing
consistency. Paint eyes with two or
three good coats of Eye detail and lips with Lip detail.
Paint the thorns with Forest Green Detail, the pattern on Mary with two
coats of Light Blue Detail and the pattern on Mary Magdalene with two coats of
Fire to Cone 6, propping as needed and polish with grit scrubber.
Step Fifteen: Mix Best Black matte china paint with painting oil and paint a good coat on the entire scroll. Allow to dry and then wipe back with a damp cloth to antique and show detail. Paint the nails on Jesus with Platinum (will not fire shiny). Fire to 01
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