Blue Hydrangea Marbling

Designer: Carmen Allen



  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Apply 1 coat of SW-501 White Gloss to the face of the plate, not including the rim.
  3. Pour alternating stripes of SW-501 White Gloss and SW-508 Black Gloss to the face of the plate and pick plate up to swirl. Continue until desired marbling pattern is achieved.
  4. This will need to dry for a while.
  5. Once the glaze is dry, use a palette knife mix some SW-508 with the food coloring and AC-310 Silkscreen Medium.
  6. Apply the Hydrangea Silkscreen to the plate.
  7. Apply 1 coat of SW-501 White Gloss to the inside of the screened area.
  8. Apply 2 coats of SW-507 Bright Green Gloss to the stem and leaves and 2 coats of SW-506 Bright Blue Gloss to the flower. While the second coat of the blue is wet, sponge a bit of SW-505 Purple Gloss onto the flowers.
  9. Allow glaze to dry before lining up and applying the silkscreen again.
  10. Apply 3 coats of SW-508 Black Gloss to the rim and back of the plate.
  11. Use a damp sponge to clean any excess glaze off of the foot of the plate.
  12. Fire to shelf cone 5/6.



  • SB-130 Modern Salad Plate


  • SW-501 White Gloss
  • SW-505 Purple Gloss
  • SW-506 Bright Blue Gloss
  • SW-507 Bright Green Gloss
  • SW-508 Black Gloss

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner
  • AC-310 Silkscreen Medium
  • DSS-0149 Flowers 3 XL

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Palette Knife
  • Food coloring