|Following the pencil design with a brush for larger black glaze areas|
|Adding detailed black glaze with Mayco Designer Liner.|
It's not easy to see the orange glaze in my photos, but I put on 2-3 coats, which covers some of the black line work. I've found so far, that the designer liner black is strong enough to come through lighter color glazes on top of it.
I add some green touches with green Designer Liner to pop out the flowers. You can see here how messy the orange is, going over the edges of the black glaze. I don't have any way to clean it up easily, because it will take off black as well if I try to scrape or sponge it off. I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that it will fade a bit and look natural.
These are being left in the kiln room to be glaze fired at the BMCA studio, I hope by the end of the week, because there weren't many pieces in there when I went by. I've got a platter that's sat there for 3 weeks now.
Anyway, the 4 little disc plates with ripple edges took an hour to paint these butterflies on them.