Shamrockin' Plates

 

 
 
Products Used

Color
  • FN-010 - Tree Green
  • SC-26 Green Thumb
  • SC-27 Sour Apple
  • SC-36 Irish Luck
Decorating Accessories
  • CB-604 - #4 Soft Fan
  • BT-910 - Synthetic Sponges
  • AC-213 1¼" Sponge on a Stick
  • ST-390 Mirrored Triangles Stamp
  • ST-383 Chain Link Stamp
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Additional Materials
  • Moist Clay
  • 1/4" Wooden Slats
  • Canvas
  • Rolling Pin
  • Fettling Knife
  • Pencil
  • Needle Tool
  • Paper Towels
  • Shallow Bowl
 
Project Info
 

Instructions

 

 

  1. Roll out clay ¼" thick between wooden slats with a rolling pin.
  2. Draw a clover pattern onto the rolled out clay and cut with the Needle Tool.
  3. Slump shapes in a shallow bowl, creating a slight curvature to the piece.
  4. Allow to completely dry.
  5. Bisque fire to shelf cone 04.

Painting Directions

  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 3 coats of FN-010 Tree Green on the back and edges. Apply 2 coats on the top of each piece.
  3. Apply 1 coat of SC-26 Green Thumb and then 1 coat of SC-27 Sour Apple on the top of the clover.
  4. When dry, with the AC-213 Sponge on a Stick, apply SC-36 Irish Luck to the ST-390 Mirrored Triangles Stamp and stamp the large clover. With the AC-213 Sponge on a Stick, apply SC-36 Irish Luck to the ST-383 Chain Link Stamp and stamp the small clover. Tip: Cut the Chain Link Stamp into the three patterns as it will be easier to use.
  5. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06.

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