Address:
811 Front Street
PO Box 718
Gibbon, NE 68840

Cell: 308-224-5641
Phone: 308-468-6311
800-495-5121 (Nebraska Only)

Shop Hours:
Mon: Noon - 4pm
Tue, Thu, Fri: 11am - 6pm
Sat: 10am - 3pm
Closed Wed & Sun

HOW TO CLEAN GREENWARE

Using a sharp cleaning tool, remove the seam lines on the greenware by scraping them off diagonally being sure not to gouge the ware. Re-carve any detail removed during the scraping process. Gently sand over the seam lines with a sander. With a dust brush, brush the dust from the greenware then take a damp sponge and go over the seam lines and other surface that needs smoothing. If you see the “hard” spot, place a little slip on your sponge and cover over the spot.

HOW TO BASE COAT (BC)

Base coats need to be as smooth as possible. Do not apply too much paint at one time. You want to cover the piece completely without filling in the detail. If you are BC a textured items, paint in the direction of the detail, not against the detail. Two thin, smooth coats are always best for coverage.

HOW TO DRY BRUSH

Apply color to the tip of the brush. Remove excess and work the paint INTO the brush by stroking it back and forth across a piece of paper or old blue jeans. Apply color to the desired areas by going across the ridges of the detail, keeping out of the crevices. Repeat process until desired effect is achieved, allowing paint to dry between coats. Clean brushes and be sure they are dry before each use.

HOW TO APPLY GLITTER

When using a loose glitter, you will need first to apply a glue or liquid glitter or snow. This will need to be wet. Sprinkle on the loose glitter. It will adhere to the glue and will deepen the glittery affect. When using a liquid glitter, just paint it on as when Base Coating. This may require several coats to achieve desired effect. Be sure to let the glitter dry thoroughly.

HOW TO APPLY NON-FIRED SNOW

Mix well before using adding white stain if too thick to apply. Use the appropriate cleaning tool, brush, palette knife or tweezers to apply snow to the desired areas. Apply glitter over snow while wet and let it dry overnight. Clean brushes with soap and water.

HOW TO APPLY DECALS

decals decals in warm water, allowing the decal time to release itself from it’s paper backing. When loose, gently pick it up and place in desired location on the piece. Hold in place with a finger and remove the backing by sliding it from underneath the decal. Keep the decal secure and using a “squeegee” (a small piece of rubber with a beveled edge), remove air bubbles and excess water to the edge of the decal picking up the water with a paper towel.

NOTE: If all the water is not removed or if there is an air pocket, your decal will not fire correctly. Anywhere the decal is not attached to the glaze; the decal will fire away.

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