Color Block Mushroom Platter

Designer: Elizabeth Carey



  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. On the DSS-0165 Mushrooms screen, draw an outline around each mushroom in permanent marker. Cut them out with excess screen around the edges.
  3. Position the pattern over the platter. Slide AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper under the pattern. Trace with the pencil.
  4. Using the Script Liner with SC-1 Pink-A-Boo, SC-24 Dandelion, SC-25 Crackerjack Brown and SC-46 Rawhide, apply 2 coats to each of the corresponding sections. Refer to the pattern.
  5. Squeeze out around 1 TBS of SC-15 Tuxedo onto the palette. Add a pinch of AC-310 Silkscreen Medium. Mix with a palette knife until it becomes the consistency of peanut butter. You may need to add more silkscreen medium or glaze.
  6. Choose which mushrooms you would like on each section of the platter. Place one screen on the platter, shiny side down. While holding the screen firmly in place, take a small amount of premixed silkscreen medium, and gently rub in circles starting in the center and working outward. Repeat for the rest of the mushrooms.
  7. Using the Detail Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo, make decorative lines and dots on the platter.
  8. Using the Soft Fan with SP-703 Autumn, apply 2 coats to the front of the platter. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  9. Using the Soft Fan with SC-15 Tuxedo, apply 2 coats to the back and edges of the platter. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  10. Fire to cone 06.



  • MB-131 Large Oval Platter


  • SC-1 Pink-A-Boo
  • SC-24 Dandelion
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-25 Crackerjack Brown
  • SC-46 Rawhide
  • SP-703 Autumn

Decorating Accessories

  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
  • AC-310 Silkscreen Medium
  • DSS-0165 Mushrooms
  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
  • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • RB-110 10/0 Detail Liner

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Palette
  • Palette knife
  • Scissors
  • Permanent marker
  • Pencil
  • Pattern