I showed how I squeeze as I slowly move the metal tip along at an angle, not directly square to the surface. And every second or third pull (never push) I'd clean the clay off the tip on a damp sponge, then start the line again on a scrap of plastic lid. That way the little bits of bisque clay that get in the nozzle don't clog it up and cause big blobs. However, blobs do occur at the beginning of each line as I put the tip onto the clay. I go back and smooth them into more or less even width with the tip of an exacto knife blade.
But the really tough part of this procedure is painting each area of color with several coats of Stroke N Coat glazes by Mayco.
Fortunately the black lines in the area which will be painted orange will show through the glaze, so I don't have to avoid painting on top of them. I'd surely stop painting these butterflies if that were the case. I go over the finished butterflies with clear matt glaze, then a coat of liquid wax before dipping the whole pot into a vat of glaze. Or if I'm brushing on the glaze, I can skip the wax part.
Here was a post several years ago about this procedure.
Yes, I'll show you the finished product tomorrow, when it's been fired. And here is what it looks like while it's waiting to be fired. The teapot will be yellow with celadon interior, and the vase is Floating Blue inside and out.
The sense of feeling bored in life can be an indicator that we need to be proactive in creating change. Daily Om