Paint-Your-Own Pottery Instructions
1. Prepare your work area
-Use disposable paper to protect your work surface. Paint may stain.
-Protect your clothing before opening the paint.
-Prepare your piece and paint Wipe all pieces with a damp sponge or cloth. Let each piece dry thoroughly.
-Stir paint prior to use. If the paint is too thick to mix with paint brush, add a few drops of water and mix thoroughly.
-Fill a disposable cup with water to rinse your brush.
2. Plan your design
-Create some sketches of the colors or designs you want to apply. It can be difficult to wash off your mistakes. If you need to wash the paint off of a piece you will have to wait until it is completely dried again to apply a coat of paint.
3. Paint your pottery and express your creativity!
-To prevent the paints from drying out, open only one color at a time. Check out our color mixing tips.
-Clean your brush in water prior to dipping the brush in another paint color.
-Wait until the first coat of paint is dry to the touch before applying a second coat or another colors.
-Wash hands before and after painting with the glazes.
-Colors are most bright and colorful when applied evenly in 2-3 coats.
-Avoid overlapping colors. Allow layers to dry between coats.
-Use hair-dryer to speed up this process.
-If needed: layer dark colors over top of light colors for better contrast.
-Do not wet your item except with a damp sponge to remove any dust.
-Do not paint the bottom of your pottery.
-Please allow 15 minutes at the end of your session for clean-up.
Color Mixing Tips
Red + Yellow = Orange
Yellow + Blue = Green
Blue + Red = Violet
Red + blue + Yellow = Brown
White + Black = Gray
-Finished artwork must be returned to AA Clay Studio to be kiln-fired so it becomes permanent.
-Carefully package/cushion your clay creation for transport to the studio.
-We will apply a clear over-glaze to your painted artwork.
*Do not add or apply any material to the clay or clay surface other than what we provide you with.
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