Kimple Intense Translucents
Instructions for using
1. Base Coat bisque carefully cleaned and
fired bisque with #750 Bisque Primer. Using a
Kimple "IT" sable filbert brush and cover bisque smoothly and
thoroughly with 2 coats.
2. After base coat is dry, apply desired Intense Translucent to bisque using a
"I.T." sable filbert brush to appropriate area.
3. Using a cloth or quality paper towel, wipe or pat back the applied color to
If a less intense color is desired, use water or Antique Media to pat back
color. Using water
to wipe back will pull more color off of the piece then the use of Antique
Media will. Antique
Media will blend the color more subtlety.
4. If desired, using either of the following methods, apply another color of
to this initial color: --Rouging- To use a towel to apply additional colors to
the initial color,
tip a section of towel with a small amount of the selected Intense Translucent
from your pallet.
Rub the color onto a clean area of your pallet to distribute the color evenly
into the towel tip.
Then rub the color onto the desired area of the ceramic piece.
-Applying color with a towel creates a highlighted or "rouged"
--Brush Application- To use a brush to apply additional color to the initial
color, simply use
a Kimple "I.T." sable filbert brush to apply the desired color to the
selected area and pat the
color back with a towel.
-Applying color with a brush removes more of the initial translucent then rouging,
in a more vivid secondary color.
5. After every area of the piece has been completed carefully spray the piece
Matte fixative in a well-ventilated area. Do not over apply the fixative.
will remain slightly tacky until dry and fixed with a sealer.
Other Tips and Hints
*#740 Walnut applied as the initial translucent followed by variously selected
Intense Translucent colors is a very effective technique to achieve deep rich
desired in old world Santa's, wildlife and Native American pieces.
*Any of the Intense Translucent colors can by diluted with water to create
finishes. They can also be used to create fascinating and creative "brush
*An intriguing opalescent effect can be obtained by mixing any of the Intense
colors with #971 Water Based Gold or #972 Water Based Silver. The mixing ratio
depending upon the color intensity desired. This mixture can then be applied to
piece as an opaque colorant or wiped back before drying to create the effect of
antique. When combining water based metallic with Intense Translucents you must
be aware that
the water based metallic mixture will dry before the piece is fixed with a