Holly Cardinal Days!


Products Used

  • MB-894 Funky Bowl
  • SC-5 Tiger Tail
  • SC-7 Leapin' Lizard
  • SC-14 Java Bean
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-16 Cotton Tail
  • SC-34 Down to Earth
  • SC-36 Irish Luck
  • SC-41 Brown Cow
  • SC-73 Candy Apple Red
  • SC-82 Tuscan Red
  • SP-205 Speckled Tiger Tail
  • SP-274 Specklied Hot Tamale
  • FN-006 Blue
  • FN-011 Light Blue
  • SG-302 Snowfall
Decorating Accessories
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-110 #10/0 Liner
  • CB-202 #2 Detail Liner
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponge
  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
Additional Materials
Project Info
  • Designer: Carmen Allen
  • Skill Level: Basic
  • Time: 2 hours


  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque.  Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of FN-011 to the inside of the bowl.
  3. Once dry, use AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper to transfer the pattern to the inside of the bowl. You may have cut a slit in the paper so it sits right in the bowl.
  4. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 1 coat of SC-41 Brown Cow to the branch. You may also have to use a CB-202 #2 Detail Liner near the ends of the branches.
  5. Continuing with the CB-202 #2 Detail Liner, stroke in 1 coat of SC-14 Java Bean randomly creating the look of bark. Do the same with SC-34 down to earth. Make the brushstrokes thicker and more frequent with SC-14 Java Bean making some strokes overlap. The SC-34 Down to Earth should be used more sparingly to create shadows in the bark.
  6. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 3 coats of SC-16 Cotton Tail to the breast of the bird. Once dry, apply 1 coat of SP-205 Speckled Tiger Tail to the top of the breast fading it out as you go down/
  7. Apply 3 coats of SP-274 Speckled Hot Tamale to the rest of the bird’s body.
  8. Using a CB 202 #2 Detail Liner, apply 2 coats of SC-5 Tiger Tail to the beak and feet. Also, apply 1 coat of SC-15 Tuxedo to the eye and the lines on the wings.
  9. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 2 coats of SC-36 Irish Luck to the holly leaves.
  10. Using the same brush, apply 1 blop of SC-82 Tuscan Red to make the berries.
  11. Using a CB-202 #2 Detail Liner, apply 1 coat SC-73 Candy Apple Red to highlight the berries and 1 coat of SC-7 Leapin’ Lizard to highlight the leaves.
  12. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of FN-006 Blue to the back of the bowl.
  13. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 2-3 coats of SG-302 Snowfall around the lip of the bowl by the branch and as random dots on the inside of the bowl.
  14. Let dry completely.
  15. Stilt and fire to shelf con 06/05.