Whimsical Trees

Products Used

  • MB-889 8" Asian Flair Square Plate
  • SC-6 Sunkissed
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-26 Green Thumb
  • SC-29 Blue Grass
  • SC-32 Bluebeard
  • SC-33 Fruit of the Vine
  • SC-45 My Blue Heaven
  • SC-74 Hot Tamale
  • SC-85 Orkid
  • FN-009 Black
Decorating Accessories
  • AB-708 #8 Round
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-110 #10/0 Liner
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponges
  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
Additional Materials
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 2 coats of FN-009 Black to the front of the plate. Apply 3 coats to the back of the plate.  This can be done now, or after you have finished the design to speed up the drying process.
  3. Using the AB-708 #8 Round, with SC-16 Cotton Tail, apply 1 coat of cross hatch brushstrokes to the top of the plate.
  4. Using a combination of SC-33 Fruit of the Vine, SC-85 Orkid, SC-29 Bluegrass, and SC-45 My Blue Heaven add the shading.  Use SC-33 Fruit of the Vine and SC-29 Bluegrass from the outside of the plate working in and adding SC-85 Orkid and SC-45 My Blue Heaven towards the center of the plate and around where the trees will be. Allow to dry.
  5. Using a pencil and  AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper, trace the design onto the plate.
  6. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, fill in the trees using 3 coats of each color.  The tree on the left side with SC-26 Green Thumb, the tree on the right side with SC-74 Hot Tamale, and  the middle tree with SC-32 Bluebeard.
  7. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, fill in the stars using  2-3 coats of SC-6 Sunkissed. Add the trunks on the trees using 2-3 coats of SC-16 Cotton Tail and SC-74 Hot Tamale.
  8. Add the ornaments in a design of your choice and using any of the colors listed above once the trees are dry. Apply 2 coats of each color used.
  9. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, outline the trees, ornaments, and stars loosely using SC-15 Tuxedo
  10. Don’t forget to paint the back of the plate if you have not already done so.
  11. Allow the plate dry completely.
  12. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 05/06.