Elf Jolly Christmas Tree

Designer: Bob Moreni



  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of SC-20 Cashew Later to the face and neck area. Remember to do the back of the neck. Allow to dry!
  3. Using a Pencil and AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper, transfer the elf face pattern onto the tree.
  4. Using the MC-002 Low Tack Masking Tape, tape off the top of the hair line under the hat.
  5. Using a CB-106#6 Script Liner, stroke in hair and eyebrows with SC-41 Brown Cow. Apply a second coat with the brush loaded with the SC-41 Brown Cow then side load with SC-14 Java Bean on one side of the brush and a little of SC-15 Tuxedo on the other side to create the hair. Remove the masking tape before the color dries to prevent chipping.
  6. Using a CB-406#6 Pointed Round, shade the ears and around the nose.
  7. Using a Silk Sponge, shade the cheeks with SC-2 Melon-Choly.
  8. Using a CB-110#10/0 Liner, outline the ears and nose with SC-14 Java Bean.
  9. Using a CB-202 #2 Detail Liner, Apply SC-15 Tuxedo to the eyes and mouth.
  10. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan and a CB-106 #6 Script Liner apply 3 coats of SC-27 Sour Apple to the top parts of the hat and top part of the shirt.
  11. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan and a CB-106 #6 Script Liner apply 3 coats of SC-74 Hot Tamale to the under parts of the hat, triangles on the hat and the shirt.
  12. Using a XST03 Stylus Tool, apply dots of SC-26 Green Thumb to the edges of the SC-27 Sour Apple on the shirt and hat, also on the triangles on the hat. Using the XST02 Stylus Tool add Dots of SC-16 Cotton tail to the top of the triangles and the highlight in the eyes.
  13. Using a CB-406#6Pointed Round and a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 2 – 3 coats of SG-302 Snowfall to the rim of the hat and the collar of the shirt. Allow to dry!
  14. Optional: You can apply 1 coat of S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing Glaze to the piece but not on the SG-302 Snowfall. Allow to dry.
  15. Stilt and fire to cone 06.



  • MB-1462 Jolly Christmas Tree or CD-1462 Jolly Christmas Tree


  • SC-2 Melon-Choly
  • SC-14 Java Bean
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-16 Cotton Tail
  • SC-20 Cashew Later
  • SC-26 Green Thumb
  • SC-27 Sour Apple
  • SC-41 Brown Cow
  • SC-74 Hot Tamale
  • SG-302 Snowfall
  • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing Glaze

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-110 #10/0 Liner
  • CB-202 #2 Detail Brush
  • CB-406 #6 Pointed Round
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
  • MC-002 Low Tack Masking Tape
  • XST02 Stylus Tool
  • XST03 Stylus Tool

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Pencil
  • Foam Plates
  • Paper Towels
  • Water Bowl
  • Silk Sponge
  • Pattern