Red Snowman


Products Used

  • MB-1284 Oval Canister
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-73 Candy Apple Red
  • SC-94 Curry Around
  • SP-274 Speckled Hot Tamale
  • SG-401 Designer Liner
  • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing
Decorating Accessories
  • CB-220 #2/0 Detail Liner
  • CB-406 #6 Pointed Round
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponges
  • AC-212 Sponge on a Stick
  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
  • ST-125 Wave Stamp
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. Roughly cut out the pattern for ease of placement on the ware.
  3. Using pencil and AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper, transfer the major lines of the pattern.   Omit any fine detail of dots and small circles when transferring the pattern.
  4. Thin some SC-15 Tuxedo to a non fat milk consistency.
  5. Using a CB-406 #6 Pointed Round, apply 1 coat of the thinned SC-15 Tuxedo to the neck scarf on the pattern. Paint in the hat while omitting the hat band. Darken the shadow areas on the hat with an addition coat of the thinned SC-15 Tuxedo. To the hat band, apply a thin coat of SC-73 Candy Apple Red.
  6. Using the Blue masking tape, mask off the area around the neck scarf. This doesn’t have to be very exact in the placement of the tape. Just a “roughed” out of the background is needed, so that while stamping, the color won’t get on the background area.
  7. Using a dry AC-212 Sponge on a Stick loaded with SC-15 Tuxedo, apply a coat to a small portion of ST-125 Wave Stamp.  While working quickly, place the stamp onto the ware in the neck scarf area.  Use small areas of the stamp for ease of placement of the pattern onto the scarf.
  8. Using a CB-220 #2/0 Detail Liner, paint in SC-94 Curry Around to the “carrot” nose.
  9. To the cheeks apply a thin coat of SC-73 Candy Apple Red to the cheek areas.   Keep this color light in color saturation.
  10. Using a CB-406 #6 Pointed Round and CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of SP-274 Speckled Hot Tamale to the background of the canister including the lid.  Keep the speckles in the color from bunching up while painting. Look for an even placement of the specks while applying the color.
  11. Using SG-401 Designer Liner, outline and detail the pattern. Keep the pattern in front of you while detailing the pattern. While the major lines were transferred to the ware, small details in the pattern will fill in the voids and add interest in the “Doodling.”   Complete all lines and detail to the snowman including the outline of the hat, nose and arms in the pattern. A double line of color was done around the outside edges of the snowman to thicken the line aspect of the design.
  12. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 2 coats of S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing to the inside of the canister.  Apply 1 light coat of Clear to the outside of the canister over the speckled red areas.   Apply 2 coats of S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing to the snowman areas of the design. Allow to dry.
  13. Stilt and fire the piece to shelf cone 05/06.