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Picture of Wise Old Owl Mug

Designed By:

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Suzie Shinseki

Suzie works as a Senior Designer at iLoveToCreate®. She has been involved with art since childhood, and her passion has continued throughout her life. She honed her natural talents by attending the Academy of Arts in San Francisco on scholarship, art classes at San Jose City College. She works with various media and substrates. You can find her masterpieces on painted signs, murals, people and animal portraiture, mold design, sculptures, ceramic projects and fabric paint designs. Her commercial endeavors include children’s coloring books, illustrative designs for bags, brochures and cards. Her exceptional illustration skills have brought her many jobs as a fashion illustrator for designers in Hong Kong and Hawaii.

Wise Old Owl Mug

From coffee to tea to cocoa, you’ll be drinking smart from this adorable owl mug. Add colorful plumage and a bold background and watch your creativity take flight. 

  1. Wipe mug with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.
  2. Using No. 6 Round brush, paint ears, scallop area around eyes and wings with three coats Bright Ginger. 
  3. Brush one coat Bright Ginger, slightly diluted, on top edge of head and lower  “v” section leaving areas white.
  4. Brush two coats of Light Ginger on the scalloped front area of body. Let dry.
  5. Brush a coat of Bright Ginger on bottom part of each scallop brushing up and blending into the Light Ginger.
  6. Using Liner brush, paint inner ear with Dark Ginger and extend fine line to accentuate the “v” above the eyes.
  7. Make fine line with Dark Ginger under each scalloped feather indentation on body.
  8. Brush 2-3 coats Neon Yellow in eye around pupil and toes. Let dry.
  9. Brush two coats Black to pupils, around eyes and beak. Use Liner brush to make small strokes of diluted Black to owl’s head to simulate feathers and repeat with larger strokes for spots above each feather on chest.
  10. Paint claws and nails in Black. Let dry.
  11. Make small white dot in black pupil of eye with French Dimensions for highlight.
  12. With pencil, lightly make approximately 1” lines down handle of mug.
  13. Brush three coats Neon Blue to every other section on handle.
  14. Brush three coats Neon Blue around owl and remainder of cup. Leave inside unpainted. Let dry.
  15. Place on kiln shelf and fire to cone 06.
  16. Pour some Pure Brilliance to inside mug. Swirl around to coat sides and pour out remainder into a clean container.
  17. Brush a coat of Pure Brilliance on white sections of handle. Let dry.
  18. Brush a light coat of Pure Brilliance over entire cup including bottom. Let dry.
  19. Stilt on kiln shelf and fire to cone 06.
 Print

Miscellaneous:

  • Potter's sponge
  • Container for water
  • Foil or foam plate for palette
  • Paper towels
  • Pencil

Designed By:

http://www.ilovetocreate.com/content/images/thumbs/0048126_250.jpeg

Suzie Shinseki

Suzie works as a Senior Designer at iLoveToCreate®. She has been involved with art since childhood, and her passion has continued throughout her life. She honed her natural talents by attending the Academy of Arts in San Francisco on scholarship, art classes at San Jose City College. She works with various media and substrates. You can find her masterpieces on painted signs, murals, people and animal portraiture, mold design, sculptures, ceramic projects and fabric paint designs. Her commercial endeavors include children’s coloring books, illustrative designs for bags, brochures and cards. Her exceptional illustration skills have brought her many jobs as a fashion illustrator for designers in Hong Kong and Hawaii.