Love Birds


Products Used

  • MB-889 8" Asian Flair Square Plate
  • SC-6 Sunkissed
  • SC-7 Leapin' Lizard
  • SC-11 Blue Yonder
  • SC-78 Lime Light
  • SC-83 Tip Taupe
  • SC-95 Pinkie Swear
  • FN-014 Antique White
  • SG-501 Sculpting Medoium
  • SG-401 Black Designer Liner
  • S-2101 Crystal CLear Brushing or Clear GLaze of Choice
Decorating Accessories
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-110 #10/0 Liner
  • CB-404 #4 Pointed Round
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponge
  • AC-210 Sponge on a Stick
  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
  • MT-001 Flower Branch Designer Mat
Love Birds Plate
Additional Materials
Project Info
  • Designer: Tim McPherson
  • Skill Level: Basic
  • Time: 1½ hours


  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-014 Antique White to the entire piece.
  3. Cut out the birds, branch and leaves.
  4. Wet the glaze with a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, and place the paper cut outs down and press firmly into place.  Blot with a paper towel.
  5. Using the AC-213 Sponge on a Stick apply SC-83 Tip Taupe to the MT-001 Flower Branch Designer Mat, and stamp the front of the plate.
  6. Remove the paper cut outs.
  7. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 4 coats of SC-95 Pinkie Swear to one of the birds, and 3 coats of SC-11 Blue Yonder to the other one.
  8. Using both a CB-404 #4 Pointed Round and a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, apply 3 coats of SC-7 Leapin’ Lizard to the stems and leaves.
  9. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, apply 1 coat of SC-6 Sunkissed to the beaks.
  10. With a pencil and AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper, trace on the burst flower designs.
  11. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, apply 1 generous coat of SG-501 Sculpting Medium to the petals of the flowers.
  12. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, apply 1 coat of SC-78 Lime Light over the SG-501 Sculpting Medium areas,
  13. Using the SG-401 Black Designer Liner, outline and detail the bird, branches and leaves.
  14. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 1 coat of S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing to the plate. Or clear glaze of choice.  Allow to dry.
  15. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06/05.

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