Joyful Top Hat

top hat banded w joy 

Products Used

  • MB-1406 Top Hat
  • FN-004 Red
  • AC-310 Silkscreen Medium
  • SC-87 Ruby Slippers
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • S-2101 Clear
  • FN-304 Black Velvet
Decorating Accessories
  • CB-604 Soft Fan
  • DSS-106 Winter/Holiday
  • DSS-107 Season's Greetings
Additional Materials

Designer: Marcia Roullard


  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Pencil a line around the inside of the hat brim as a guide, brush three coats of FN-004 Red on the inside of the hat with CB-604 soft fan.
  3. Measuring 1 1/2 inches from the bottom, tape off an 1 3/4 inch (approximately) band around the bisque for a guide.
  4. Mixing to the consistency of peanut butter, use AC-310 Silkscreen Medium with SC-87 Ruby Slippers to thicken using a palette knife.
  5. Select chosen graphics (i.e. candles, bells, and part of the ornament) from DSS-106 Winter/Holiday and DSS-107 Season's Greetings to screen onto band section. With the grain side up, screen graphics by rubbing the thickened Ruby Slippers color over the screen. Remove screen and clean.
  6. Thicken SC-15 Tuxedo with AC-310 Silkscreen Medium as above, screen text from DSS-107 Season's Greetings in various areas of band section. The Tuxedo color will appear well over the Ruby Slippers color.
  7. When dry, brush banded area with two coats of S-2101 Clear using the CB-604 Soft Fan.
  8. Remove tape guidelines.
  9. When dry, tape to cover and protect band, brush the hat and rim with three coats of FN-304 Black Velvet with CB-604 Soft Fan.
  10. Fire to cone 06.