Watermelon Time

Add some fun to your next picnic with this watermelon set done in Foundations and Stroke & Coat.

Products Used

  • MB-890 11" Asian Flair Square Plate
  • MB-105 Rice Bowl
  • MB-131 Large Oval Platter
  • FN-001 White
  • FN-202 Medium Green
  • FN-225 Watermelon
  • FN-224 Key Lime
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-26 Green Thumb
Decorating Accessories
  • BT-910 - Synthetic Sponges
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-110 #10/0 Liner
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
Additional Materials
  • Pencil
  • Silk Decorating Sponge
  • Paper Towel
  • ½" Masking Tape
  • Download Project Pattern: Watermelon Pattern
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-001 White to the top side of both plates and inside the bowl. Allow to dry.
  3. With AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper and a pencil, trace the watermelons on the MB-890 11” Asian Flair Square Plate.
  4. With the ½” masking tape, apply the masking tape along the straight edge of each watermen and on the rind area, also on the rind are of the MB-131 Large Oval Platter.
  5. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 1 coat of FN-225 Watermelon to the watermelons on the Square Plate, the center of the oval Platter and inside of the bowl.
  6. Dampen a Silk Decorating Sponge in water, squeeze out the excess water and roll in-between paper towel to absorb any reaming moisture.
  7. Load the silk decorating sponge with FN-225 Watermelon and sponge 2 coats over the brushed on coat.
  8. Remove the masking tape when the last coat of FN-225 Watermelon looses it’s shine. Clean the edge of the bowl.
  9. Using a CB106 #6 Script Liner, apply 2 coats of FN-224 Key Lime to the rinds on the square plate, oval platter and edge of the bowl.
  10. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, apply 2 coats of SC-26 Green Thumb to the edges around the rinds on the square plate.
  11. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, loaded with SC-15 Tuxedo, apply a pressure stroke to create the watermelon seeds.
  12. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of FN-020 Medium Green to the back of both plates and to the outside of the bowl. Allow to dry.
  13. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06.