Cone 6: Lime Shower is formulated to produce a vibrant chartreuse gloss glaze with dark green and white crystals. Light coats will produce a semi-transparent finish in the base glaze with fewer crystals. Use three or more coats to produce an opaque green float with more saturation of crystals. At cone 5, this glaze will produce a matte sepia finish with little breaking over texture.
Cone 10: Color becomes less vibrant. Crystals melt.
TIP: SW-253 Green Opal is the base glaze. For a lighter crystal effect, you may try applying two coats of SW-253 Green Opal with a third coat of SW-148 Lime Shower.
Stoneware crystal glazes are designed to expand upon the surface with dazzling bursts of color. Fired results will vary based on ware’s orientation. Crystals will settle to the bottom of the jar and will need a good mixing prior to initial use. Re-stir between each coat. Stir with palette knife or other unpainted tool. Avoid placing crystals near the bottom third of a vertical piece as they may cause additional movement during firing. Crystals will flow more than the base glaze. While the glaze is wet, use your fan brush to redistribute the crystals to achieve balanced coverage. Over-application or heavy deposition of the crystals can cause pinholing or running. When storing a crystal glaze, you may consider storing upside down to facilitate crystal dispersion on the next use.