Blue Magical Mushrooms

Designer: William Pulse



1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque.  Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust

2. Transferring the pattern will take a bit of effort due to the shape of the ware.  Place the pattern onto the ware, the pattern is centered on the mushroom top and to where it doesn’t fall below the edge of the mushroom cap. Trace the pattern using AC-230 Clay Carbon and a pencil while securing the pattern with Blue Masking Tape. Move the pattern around the mushroom top to complete the overall pattern.  Some adjustments may be needed to make the pattern fit by adjusting the distance between the spacing of the pattern. On the large mushroom there should be 10 circles to the pattern around the flower-like center. On the small mushroom there should be 9 circles connecting around the center lattice area. The circles on both tops will touch one another around the center.

Large Mushroom

3. The center of the flower on top of mushroom is 3 coats of SC-33 Fruit on the Vine using Sponge-on-a-Stick, The petals of the flower are left blank but outlined with SG-410 Bright Blue. Fill in the area between the petals and to the border are 2-3 coats SC-53 Purple Haze using CB-220 Detail Liner.  Detail around this section with SG-404 Blue.

4. The next set of 10 circles that continuously touch are filled in with 3 coats of SC-53 Purple Haze  shaded with some SC-33 Fruit of the Vine using Sponge-on-a-Stick. There are dots on top of the larger circles using the end of a brush to apply SC-33 Fruit of the Vine. The circles outlines and loops around this area are detailed with SG-404 Blue.

5. The sweeping areas originating from the above circles down to the larger circles are two different colors and patterns. Each alternating section is shaded with either SC-77 Glo-Worm or SC-11 Blue Yonder using CB-406 Pointed Round loaded with water and tipped with the color. Over the areas shaded with Blue Yonder, it is stamped with ST-125 Wave loaded with some thinned SG-404 Blue applied with a dry Sponge-on-a-Stick. Print the wave pattern only to the blue section. For the Glo-Worm sections detail and outline the area with lines using CB-110 Liner loaded with SC-39 Army Surplus. The blue areas are detailed with SG-404 Blue.

6. The largest circles below are shaded back and forth in 3 alternating coats with SC-13 Grapel and SC-53 Purple Haze using CB-406 Pointed Round. The medium circle inside the large circle is 3 coats of SC-52 Toad-ily Green shaded with SC-39 Army Surplus using Sponge-on-a-Stick.Outline this circle with SC-39 Army Surplus using CB-110 Liner. Using the end of a larger brush, apply a dot of SC-33 Fruit of the Vine to the center top green circle. The outside edge and the radiating lines in the larger section are done with SG-404 Blue. The teardrop loops and dots between the large circles are done with SG-404 Blue. The triangular shapes below and between the large circles are shaded with SC-28 Blue Isle using CB-406 Pointed Round. Detail the lower jagged line with SG-404 Blue. The field of dots below the jagged line are completed with SG-410 Bright Blue. The final border edge on the mushroom cap is SG-404 Blue.

Small Mushroom

7. Starting with the lattice section on top of the mushroom, it is completed with SG-410 Bright Blue.   Make fine dots with a pencil point using SC-33 Fruit of the Vine between each section of the lattice.

8. The area below the lattice section is filled in with 3 coats of SC-31 The Blues using CB-406 Pointed Round.   Apply evenly spaced dots of SG-402 White to this section.

9. The nine circles around the lattice are 3 coats of SC-77 Glo-Worm shaded with SC-39 Army Surplus using Sponge-on-a-Stick. These circles are outlined with SG-404 Blue.  There are dots that trail around the top portion of the circle that are done with SC-33 Fruit of the Vine using the end of a brush. There are dots between and just below the larger green circles completed with 3 coats of SC-33 Fruit of the Vine applied with Sponge-on-a-Stick. Detail around these circles with SG-404 Blue as well. Apply a dot of SC-11 Blue Yonder to the centers of the purple circles.

10. The oval lined shapes are shaded with SC-11 Blue Yonder using CB-406 Pointed Round loaded with water and tipped with color to complete the shading. The center dots are 3 coats of SC-13 Grapel applied with Sponge-on-a-Stick. Detail all of the oval shape with SG-404 Blue. There are 5 teardrop brushstrokes of SC-31 The Blues applied with CB-110 Liner in a stroke. Apply small dots of SC-11 Blue Yonder at the end of each teardrop.  The dots between the oval shapes are SC-11 Blue Yonder applied with a large handle of a brush. The three trailing dots are done in SC-76 Cara-bein Blue using a handle of a smaller brush. Complete the bottom edge line with SC-404 Blue.

11. To both mushrooms apply 3-4 coats of EL-124 Stormy Blue to the stems starting from the SG-404 Blue line while covering the entire stem using CB-604 Soft Fan and CB-406 Pointed Round.

12. Apply 2-3 coats of S2101 Crystal Clear Brushing to the mushroom caps over the design using CB-604 Soft Fan and CB-406 Pointed Round up to the blue line delineating the two sections.

13. Stilt and Fire to Shelf Cone 05.  The higher temperature will make the EL-124 Stormy Blue take on a silver tone to the glaze.



  • MB1419 8″ Garden Mushroom
  • MB1420 6″ Garden Mushroom


  • SC-11 Blue Yonder
  • SC-13 Grapel
  • SC-28 Blue Isle
  • SC-33 Fruit of the Vine
  • SC-31 The Blues
  • SC-39 Army Surplus
  • SC-52 Toad-ily Green
  • SC-76 Cara-bien Blue
  • SC-77 Glo-Worm
  • EL-124 Stormy Blue
  • SG-402 White Designer Liner
  • SG-404 Blue Designer Liner
  • SG-410 Bright Blue Designer Liner
  • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing Glaze

Decorating Accessories

  • ST-125 Wave Stamp
  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • CB-110 #10/0 Liner
  • CB-220 #2/0 Detail Liner
  • CB-406 #6 Pointed Round

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Pencil
  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponge
  • Blue Masking Tape
  • ½” and ¾” Sponge-on-a-Stick
  • Pattern: Download