Underglazed Poinsettia


Products Used

  • MB-122 Ruffle Ware Plater
  • UG-21 Spring Green
  • UG-22 Leaf Green
  • UG-31 Chocolate
  • UG-46 Bright Yellow
  • UG-50 Jet Black
  • UG--93 Wild Violet
  • UG-206 Fire Engine Red
  • UG-208 Dragon Red
  • UG- 213 Cinnamon
Decorating Accessories
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-110 #10/0 Liner
  • CB-310 #10 Flat Shader
  • CB-404 #4 Pointed Round
  • CB-406 #6 Pointed Round
  • CB-618 #8 Soft Fan
  • BT-910 - Synthetic Sponges
  • AC-213 Sponge on a Stick
  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
  • ST-368 Ornate Border Stamp
Additional Materials
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Download Project Pattern: Poinsettia
Project Info
  • Designer: William Pulse
  • Skill Level: Advanced
  • Time: Place 3 hours


  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Transfer the design on to the ware using a pencil and the AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper.
  3. Using a CB-404 #4 or a CB-406 #6 Pointed Round, apply 3-4 coats of color, allowing drying time between, as follows: UG-21 Spring Green to holly leaves, UG-206 Fire Engine Red to flower petals marked “A” in the pattern, UG-208 Dragon Red to flower petals marked “B” in the pattern.
  4. Side load (¼ brush load) a CB-310 Flat Shader with UG-22 Leaf Green and shade all the leaves placing the color to the edge of the leaf.  Shade the one side of the center vein of the leaves as well with the same color. Detail the veins and outline the leaves with the same color using CB-110 #10/0 Liner.
  5. Using the same CB-310 #10 Flat Shader loaded with UG-208 Dragon Red, shade the flower petals marked “A.” Detail the petals veins and outline the petals with the same color using CB-110 #10/0 Liner.
  6. Again using the CB-310 #10 Flat Shader now loaded with UG-213 Cinnamon shade the lower flower petals marked “B.” Detail the veins and outside edge of the petals with the same color using CB-110 #10/0 Liner.
  7. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner loaded with UG-31 Chocolate paint in the branches of the berries.
  8. Using the end of a large brush loaded with UG-204 Orange, UG-206 Fire Engine Red and UG-93 Wild Violet dot in the berries. UG-204 Orange will go more towards the outer end, UG-206 Fire Engine Red to the middle and UG-Wild Violet more near the flower petals.   The colors can mingle somewhat. Do not be to rigid in the placement of the colors to form a band of any particular color. Mix the placement up somewhat to give a more natural growing look to the berries.
  9. Using the end of a large brush loaded with UG-46 Bright Yellow, dot in the centers to the Poinsettia. Using a smaller brush handle, dot in UG-206 Fire Engine Red to the center of the yellow dots. Outline the yellow dots with UG-22 Leaf Green using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner.
  10. Using a slightly moistened AC-213 Sponge-on-a-stick with water, remove excess water from sponge using a paper towel. Load the Sponge brush with UG-50 Jet Black and apply color to ST-368 Ornate Border Stamp. Do not over load the color onto the stamp to where the color is on the background of the stamp. The color should only be on the top raised areas of the stamp. Working quickly as not to allow the color to dry, place the stamp onto the flat edge of the plate. Rotate the stamp to break up the direction of the pattern. Some overlapping will happen in order to fill in the area.
  11. Using a CB-106 Script Liner apply 3 coats of UG-50 Jet Black to the rim edge of the plate. Using the CB-106 Script Liner will facilitate better coverage and ease of painting the plates’ raised rim. Using CB-618 Soft Fan loaded with color to paint the back of the plate.
  12. Fire the ware to Shelf Cone 04/05.
  13. Using CB-618 Soft Fan loaded with S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing, apply 2 coats all over the ware allowing drying time between coats.
  14. Stilt and fire the piece to Shelf Cone 05/06.