Day of the Dead Place Setting

Designer: Marcia Roullard



  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 Bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove dust.
  2. Place SC-15 Tuxedo on a palette or tile, sprinkle with AC-310 Silkscreen Medium. Using a palette knife mix color and medium to the consistency of thick peanut butter. if the mix is too thin add more AC-310 Silkscreen Medium or if it is too thick add more Stroke & Coat. Too thin of a mixture will bleed under the screen and give you a blurred image. Too thick of a mixture will make it hard for the product to penetrate through the holes in the screen and give blank areas in your screen.
  3. Position the screen shiny side down on the piece. Hold in place, starting from the center out, Rub the mixture on the screen with your finger. Lift a corner up to check if you are applying enough color. Remove the screen and wash water. Dry flat.
  4. Use the three sizes of skulls from the Day of the dead silkscreen, position the center of the plates and mug, rub the thickened SC-15 Tuxedo over the screen. Screen the circle designs around the skull on the salad plate, screen the guitar on the mug between the skulls with tuxedo.
  5. Thicken SC-74 Hot Tamale follow directions in stem 2 and 3, screen the circle designs around the skulls and guitar and inside of the mug.
  6. Fill in the design on the skulls with the following colors, SC-11 Blue Yonder, SC-27 Sour Apple, SC-97 Cant-elope, SC-74 Hot Tamale, darken the eye and nose sockets with SC-15 Tuxedo, use CB-110 Liner, and CB-106 Script Liner. The guitar is thinned SC-25 Crackerjack Brown.
  7. For the flower design around the skull on the dinner plate, thicken NTBR Clear One Brushing with AC-310 Silkscreen Medium as in step 2 &3. Screen the floral design around the skull, apply 2-3 coats of SC-97 Cant-elope to the center flower and SC-24 Dandelion to the remaining flowers. When dry, re-position the screen on top of the painted flowers and screen with thickened SC-15 Tuxedo.
  8. Shade SC-15 Tuxedo around the shapes and on the edges of the plate and mug, use CB-106 Script Liner
  9. Brush 2-3 coats of FN-009 Black to the back of the plates, brush two coats of NTBR Clear One Brushing to the tops and mug. Use CB-604 Soft Fan. Alternatively, you may dip the pieces into NT-CLR Clear Dipping Glaze instead of using brush on glaze.
  10. Fire to cone 05/06.



  • MB-101 Coupe Salad Plate
  • MB-102 Coupe Dinner Plate
  • MB-113 12 oz Mug


  • SC-11 Blue Yonder
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-24 Dandelion
  • SC-25 Crackerjack Brown
  • SC-74 Hot Tamale
  • SC-27 Sour Apple
  • SC-75 Orange A Peel
  • SC-97 Cant-elope
  • FN-009 Black
  • NT-CLR Clear Dipping or NTBR Clear One Brushing Glaze

Decorating Accessories

  • DSS-0152 Day of the Dead Silkscreen
  • AC-310 Silkscreen Medium
  • CB-110 #10/0 Liner
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Palette Knife