Scarecrows, not a one on Halloween sadly. Loads of super heroes, witches, and princesses. Oh well, maybe next year he will become popular again. My scarecrow has now gotten its base coat. Through trial and error, over the years, I have found that if you desire a base coat with out brush strokes it is best to sponge it on. Usually for these toppers, I squeeze out 3-4 colors. With a dampened sponge, I dip into all of the colors at once. As I pounce the sponge on the ceramics, the colors blend all by themselves with no brush strokes. If you choose, you can pounce the sponge so that you see all the colors, or more of one color than the rest.
I desired a more blended even basecoat, with a hint of flesh tone. This time of year it takes twice as long to dry. The air is moister and cooler, the pieces sometimes look dry but when you pick them up you sometimes smudge your paint. I was able to get the face penciled on though before the end of the day.
Tomorrow after work, I will get the face painted on……… Cyn