Day of the Dead Wedding

Designer: Marcia Roullard



  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 Bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove dust.
  2. Using theCB-604 #4 Soft Fan Brush apply 2 coats of FN-01 White to the front of the plate only.
  3. Cut out the male and female skeleton to use as paper masking. Wet the paper skeletons and stick onto the plate.
  4. Squeeze SC-55 Yella bout it, SC-11 Blue Yonder, SC-27 Sour Apple, SC-97 Cant-elope, SC-74 Hot Tamale, onto a tile. Use the flexible card to pick up SC-55 Yella Bout It with SC-11 Blue Yonder, scrape the color onto the blank areas of the plate, staying away from the silkscreen. Vary the color for the background by adding SC-97 Cant-elope to the Yella Bout It, or add SC-27 Sour Apple.
  5. Continue to add color to the background, with the card, add SC-74 Hot Tamale to the card with SC-97 Cant-elope for the rusty red color, add SC-26 Green Thumb with SC-27 Sour Apple, the application with the card will blend the colors together, fill in with CB-106 Script Liner color that is close to the the silkscreen.
  6. Remove the paper.
  7. To silkscreen: place SC-15 Tuxedo on a palette or tile and 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.
  8. 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 with water.
  9. Use sthe CB-106 #6 Script Liner to paint the heart with SC-74 Hot Tamale.
  10. Stamp over with ST-106 Summer Days Stamp with SC-15 Tuxedo, apply with a flat sponge to the stamp. Stamp the sun and the moon only from the stamp above the heads of the couple, remove the paper flowers.
  11. Stamp ST-353 Jumbo Swirl Blocks in the foreground.
  12. Use the CB-106 #6 Script Liner to paint the flowers with FN-01 White or SC-16 Cotton Tail
  13. Use CB-110 Liner to brush SC-15 Tuxedo to the man’s outfit and hat, SC-25 Crackerjack to the guitar, use the various background colors in the bouquet and lady’s hat.
  14. Use the  CB-604 Soft Fan to apply three coats of FN-23 Medium Green to the back of the plate.
  15. Apply clear glaze of choise
  16. Stilt and fire to cone 05/06.




  • MB-1435 House Plate


  • SC-11 Blue Yonder
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-25 Crackerjack Brown
  • SC-26 Green Thumb
  • SC-27 Sour Apple
  • SC-55 Yella Bout It
  • SC-74 Hot Tamale
  • SC-97 Cant-elope
  • FN-020 Medium
  • NT-CLR Clear Dipping or NTBR Clear One Brushing Glaze

Decorating Accessories

  • DSS-152 Day of the Dead Silkscreens
  • ST-106 Summer Days Stamp
  • ST-353 Jumbo Swirl Blocks Stamp
  • AC-310 Silkscreen Medium

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Palette Knife
  • Flexible Plastic Card
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan Brush
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-110 #10 10/0 Liner