How to Paint Pottery : Painting Pottery with Puff Underneath


Okay, so in this segment what I’m going to
show you is how to do a technique using puff but we’re going to do puff underneath paint.
And then we’re going to take a glaze and paint on top. This is a really neat effect that
can add a tremendous amount of texture to your piece without having to do a lot of detail.
So what sometimes people do is they’ll draw themselves sort of an outline of a picture.
And then all you want to do is follow it with your puff paint. I’m just going to go freehand
and just sort of make little doodles. But I can sort of show you what we sort of want
to do. So all I’m going to do is I’m just going to do random little lines to sort of
create little drifts. And the nice thing about the puff paint is it actually will stay raised
and will allow you to have that really nice popped out texture. And it’s really tactile
and kids and adults alike will love to handle your piece. And it’s really great because
the puff underneath allows you so many different options. You want to make sure when you’re
using your puff paint to keep the nozzle clean as well. So if you find you’re getting paint
collecting around the tip just give it a little wipe, normally on paper towel, although I
always use my apron. And just make sure it’s clean so you don’t get any globby lines. So
I’m just going to sort of make random little dots and lines. So this is going to be on the white background.
And then we’re going to apply a glaze on top. And like I said, there are lots of different
options. You can use a number of different glazes which would give you range of techniques
after it’s been fired. So we’re going to dry this up and then we’ll paint on top and I’ll
show you want to do next. So now that our puff paint has dried. What we’re going to
do is we’re going to apply paint on top. Now this is where it gets pretty important. When
you’re applying the paint on top make sure that you are sponging. Sponging is one of
the best ways. Because soon as you put wet paint on top of your puff paint it’ll sort
of reactivate and make the puff paint wet again. And if you’re brushing, that sort of
agitation will flatten out your puff paint and you really want to keep it nice and raised
so you can get that nice texture after it’s been fired. So I always suggest to customers
that they sponge on their paint on top of the puff. So all I’ve doing is I’m taking
a nice light orange and I’m going to sponge right on top of all the designs that I just
did. And really you want to saturate your sponge and just give it a good bounce all
over the piece. Sometimes I get customers that really, really love to sort of drag their
sponge along their piece. And really you’re not going to be applying a lot of paint that
way so you really want to just sort of bounce it all over your piece and you’ll be able
to see the designs that I’ve done underneath and you can sort of make them as crazy and
wild or as simple as possible. So after it’s fired, what’s going to happen is these colors
are going to really pop out and you’re really going to see all that texture underneath.
And it’ll be really, really nice to show. And that’s how we do puff underneath.

7 Replies to “How to Paint Pottery : Painting Pottery with Puff Underneath”

  1. what's the brand for your puff paint? or for that matter which paints do you recommend in general for ceramic painting.
    thanks for the videos.

  2. Hello dear.. thanx for this cool technique. I wanna ask can we use ordinary home sponge? and once it is used shall we through it or the spnge can be used for many times?

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