Birch Tree Plate

Designer: Tim McPherson



  1. Apply 2 coats of FN-1 White to the entire piece.
  2. Tear strips of newspaper to your desired width of the trees.
  3. Dip the paper in water, then apply to the plate, and press down firmly with a paper towel to seal the edges.
  4. Using the CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, starting from the bottom to the top. Apply the following colors and do not wash your brush in between colors, and allowing them to overlap.
  5. Bottom area is CG-979 Meadow, center area is S-2714 Herb Garden and top area is CG-987 Tree Frog.
  6. Remove the paper strips before the color dries to avoid any chipping.
  7. Using the CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 2 coats of SG-202 White Cobblestone.
  8. Using the CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 1 coat of SC-83 Tip Taupe over the Cobblestone.
  9. Using the CB-110 #10/0 Liner, outline and add horizontal lines to the trees to look like tree bark with SC-15 Tuxedo.
  10. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06.



  • MB-1115 Casualware Salad Plate


  • FN-1 White
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-83 Tip Taupe
  • SG-202 White Cobblestone
  • CG-979 Meadow
  • CG-987 Tree Frog
  • S-2714 Herb Garden

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-110 #10/0 Liner
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Newspaper strips