Merry Christmas Bell Plate


Products Used

  • MB-101 Coupe Salad Plate
  • SC-36 Irish Luck, SC-24 Dandelion, SC-73 Candy Apple Red, SC-15 Tuxedo, S-2101 Clear

Decorating Accessories

  • DSS-0133 Merry Christmas, AC-310 Silkscreen Medium, CB-110 Liner, CB-106 Script Liner, CB-604 Soft Fan, BT-910 Sythetic Sponge

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • palette knife, food coloring
319.Merry Christmas Bell plate
Designer: Marcia Roullard


  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Place some SC-26 Irish Luck on a palette or tile and sprinkle with AC-310 Silkscreen Medium. Using a palette knife, mix color and medium to the consistency of peanut butter.  If the mix is too thin add more AC-310 Silkscreen Medium or if it is too thick add more Stroke & Coat. Too thin of a mixture will bleed under the screen and give you a blurred image.  Too thick of a mixture will make it hard for the product to penetrate through the holes in the screen and give blank areas in your screen.
  3. Thicken SC-15 Tuxedo with AC-310 Silkscreen Medium on a seperate tile, and set aside for later. 
  4. Using the pine needle screen from DSS-0133 Merry Christmas, rub the thickened SC-36 Irish Luck on the screen next to the rim of the plate. Use the screen shiny side up to get a darker green through the screen.  Continue to screen till the border is full.
  5. On a tile, mix S-2101 Clear with food coloring to deepen and tint the color, then add AC-310 Silkscreen Medium to the S-2101 Clear to thicken. Use a palette knife to mix the Medium and the glaze.
  6. Using the bells from DSS-0133 Merry Christmas screen, place the screen shiny side down, and rub the tinted clear over the bells. This screen is only for color placement.  Gently wash the screen.
  7. Using CB-110 Liner and CB-106 Script liner, apply 2 coats of SC-24 Dandelion to the bells.
  8. Using CB-110 Liner and CB-106 Script liner, apply 2 coats of SC-73 Candy Apple Red to the berries and edges of the bow.
  9. Using CB-110 Liner and CB-106 Script liner, apply 2 coats of SC-36 Irish Luck to the holly leaves.
  10. When completely dry, place the bell screen, shiny side down over the painted bells making sure the screen is lined up. Using your thickend SC-15 Tuxedo from earlier, rub the thickened Tuxedo over the screen. 
  11. Using the Merry Christmas screen from DSS-0133, place the screen on the plate, and rub the thickened Tuxedo over the words.
  12. Using CB-106 Script Liner, apply 2 coats of SC-73 Candy Apple Red to the edge of the plate.
  13. Using C-604 Soft Fan, apply 2 coats of S-2101 Clear over the front and back of the plate.
  14. Stilt and fire to cone 05/06.

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