Snowy Cardinal



Love the way cardinals project out of a snowy landscape

Products Used

  • MB-890 11" Asian Flair Square Plate
  • FN-019 Dark Blue
  • FN-212 Blue Diamond
  • FN-213 Saffire Blue
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-16 Cotton Tail
  • SC-34 Down To Earth
  • SC-73 Candy Apple Red
  • SC-74 Hot Tamale
  • SG-401 Black Designer Liner
  • SG-302 Snowfall
Decorating Accessories
  • AC-222 Medium Writer Tip
  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponges
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-110 #10/0 Liner
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
Cardinal In the Snow
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-212 Blue Diamond to the top of the plate, brushing in different directions to avoid getting streaks. Allow to dry.
  3. With a pencil and AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper, trace on the pattern.
  4. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 1 coat of FN-213 Saffire Blue on the right side of the Cardinal, and some on the right side of the plate for a shadow.
  5. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 2-3 coats of SC-74 Hot Tamale to the cardinal and the berries, and apply some berries with SC-73 Candy Apple Red for separation.
  6. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, float some SC-16 Cotton Tail to the lower section of the berries for a highlight.
  7. Use SG-401 Designer Liner to outline the tree branches then apply near or on the line with SC-34 Down to Earth.
  8. Pour some of SG-302 Snowfall into the AC-222 Medium Writer Tip, use the metal tip to apply snow in the crooks of the branches and to make small dots for a snowing effect.
  9. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, apply SC-15 Tuxedo on the cardinal for the markings and to outline the wings, and beak.
  10. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of FN-019 Dark Blue to the back of the plate.  Allow to dry.
  11. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 05/06.