You may use your sponge to directly apply the coloured glaze to your
pottery. This results in a very nice "textured" appearance after kiln
firing, and you can vary the texture density and mix colours. Great
effect for a base coat.
You may use the other end of your brush to paint on clean, uniform
dots. Only one coat is required, and this is a very fast and easy
method to cover your pottery with colourful dots! Added to the
rim of a piece can have dramatic effect.
You may coat the bristles of a tooth brush with the coloured glaze,
and then slide your thumb across the brush while directing the spray
toward your pottery. This creates a coat of very tiny dots of coloured
glaze that provides a nice textured background appearance.
You may use a pencil to directly trace a pattern onto your pottery,
and the graphite will completely burn away during kiln firing. Do not
erase if you make a mistake with the pencil, just draw it again.
Before painting over pencil marks, dust it off again with the slightly
damp sponge to remove any large pieces of graphite.
Straight Lines and Edges
Use masking tape to create straight lines and edges on your pottery.
Place masking tape as desired, then paint over the tape edge. After
the coloured glaze is very dry, carefully peel off the tape. Make sure
the tape glue does not remain on the pottery before painting over it
as it could cause the glaze to not adhere to the surface.
you are writing words such as names etc you may like to take time and
measure out the space you need for each letter in the word, avoiding