Stroke & Coats on parade in this seasonal favorite

Products Used

  • MB-889 - Asian Flair 8" Square Plate
  • FN-014 - Antique White
  • SC-11 - Blue Yonder
  • SC-14 - Java Bean
  • SC-15 - Tuxedo
  • SC-17 - Cheeky Pinky
  • SC-20 - Cashew Later
  • SC-24 - Dandelion
  • SC-27 - Sour Apple
  • SC-30 - Blue Dawn
  • SC-31 - The Blues
  • SC-33 - Fruit of the Vine
  • SC-34 - Down to Earth
  • SC-36 - Irish Luck
  • SC-41 - Brown Cow
  • SC-74 - Hot Tamale
  • SC-75 - Orange-A-Peel
  • SC-78 - Lime-Light
Decorating Accessories
  • BT-910 - Synthetic Sponges
  • CB-106 - #6 Script Liner
  • CB-110 - #10/0 Liner
  • CB-404 - #4 Pointed Round
  • CB-406 - #6 Pointed Round
  • CB-604 - #4 Soft Fan
Additional Materials
  • Pencil
  • Water Soluble Pencil or Washable Felt Tip Pen
  • 2 Pence &10 Pence UK Coins (US Quarter)
  • Compass
  • Download Project Pattern: Carolers
Project Info


  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-014 Antique White to the front and back of the plate. Allow to dry.
  3. Using a water soluble pencil or washable felt tip pen, sketch a circle 2" in diameter in the center of the plate. You can also do it free hand.
  4. Using the same technique draw 1 circle either side of the center circle 1.5" in diameter. Then place 5 circles 1.5" in diameter, randomly behind the front of the 3 circles.
  5. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 2 coats of SC-20 Cashew Later to all 8 circles. These will be the faces of the carolers.
  6. Using a pencil or washable marker, sketch the scarves and the open books under the front 3 faces. Then add the arms, hands and legs. They stop at the inner rim of the plate.
  7. Once you have the front carolers in place you can then go on to add the hair, hats, scarves, ear muffs, head bands and gloves to all the faces.
  8. Sketch on the 4 corners of the plate 3 holly leaves.
  9. When you have sketched all your carolers and holly heaves, apply 2 coats of Stroke & Coat in your chosen colors. Use SC-30 Blue Dawn for the trousers of the front 3 if you want them to look like they are wearing jeans.
  10. You can add spots, stripes and tassels to the hats and scarves.
  11. Using SC-36 Irish Luck, apply 2 coats to the holly leaves on the corners of the plate. Allow to dry.
  12. Dip the back end of a pencil into SC-74 Hot Tamale and place onto the holly leaves in the corner for berries. Repeat this 3 times. Dip in the color for each berry.
  13. Using the back end of the CB-110 #10/0 Liner, dip into the Stroke & Coat of your choice for the eyes. Colors used were: SC-14 Java Bean, SC-27 Sour Apple, SC-30 Blue Dawn and SC-41 Brown Cow. Try not to do them all the same.
  14. Using the back end of a CB-406 #6 Pointed Round dip into SC-74 Hot Tamale and dab onto the face for a mouth. Do this twice and overlap the dab to make an oval mouth.
  15. Apply 1 coat of SC-41 Brown Cow in a wash to the carol books then use SC-14 Java Bean to do the writing and outliningon the books.
  16. Use SC-36 Irish Luck and a touch of SC-34 Down to Earth mixed together to do the veins in the leaves.
  17. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner and the smallest amount of SC-15 Tuxedo, apply the pupils to the eyes. Allow to dry.
  18. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06.