AUTOPLAY
Painting ceramic sculpture.
10 steps
What you’ll need
Ceramic Sculpture
Acrylic Paint
Paintbrush
Using a dark acrylic paint thinned with water, fill in the deepest crevices of sculpture.
1. Using a dark acrylic paint thinned with water, fill in the deepest crevices of sculpture.
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Mix a slightly lighter color and add a layer. It might take some time to fill everything in.
2. Mix a slightly lighter color and add a layer. It might take some time to fill everything in.
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Cover entire sculpture in paint, let dry.
3. Cover entire sculpture in paint, let dry.
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Mix a lighter color to paint on the higher areas of sculpture.
4. Mix a lighter color to paint on the higher areas of sculpture.
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Lighten paint again and brush on. Lighten by adding a small amount of white to paint. Let dry.
5. Lighten paint again and brush on. Lighten by adding a small amount of white to paint. Let dry.
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Create a higher highlight. Use less water so that you are “dry brushing” the paint. Let dry.
6. Create a higher highlight. Use less water so that you are “dry brushing” the paint. Let dry.
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Dry brush highlights on only the highest points of piece. This brings out all of the details.
7. Dry brush highlights on only the highest points of piece. This brings out all of the details.
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Mix in a luminous or metallic paint into highlight color to add a magical touch.
8. Mix in a luminous or metallic paint into highlight color to add a magical touch.
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Paint highlight on by brushing on in one direction. Adding metallic just on the edges.
9. Paint highlight on by brushing on in one direction. Adding metallic just on the edges.
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All done! Paint sculptures great alternative to glaze. Immediate results and no need for a kiln!
10. All done! Paint sculptures great alternative to glaze. Immediate results and no need for a kiln!
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