BPMS: Applying Underglaze Wash & Clear Glaze To A Tile
Before you start, all tiles need to be bisque fired.
Prep the materials: black underglaze, brush, sponge and basin of water.
Apply a small amount of underglaze with a brush. Try to fill the carved lines.
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Allow the underglaze to dry. Use a wet sponge to wipe the underglaze off. Turn the sponge as you go.
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As the sponge is covered with underglaze, turn to a new area.
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If part of a line is not black, use the sponge to add back underglaze to the area.
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Once a tile is wiped, set it aside to dry a few minutes.
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Apply the clear glaze with a brush. Begin in the middle of the tile.
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Always move the tip of the brush from the CENTER to the EDGE without going over.
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Keep the glaze off the edge of the tiles.
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If it drips, wipe it clean. Make sure there is no glaze on the back of the tiles!
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Put all glaze back in the storage container. Wash brushes and wipe the table. Ready for the kiln.
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Have fun! The more you practice the better you get!
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