Fork Tree

Designer: Marcia Roullard



  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 Bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Use two large sponge-on-a-stick to apply SC-74 Hot Tamale and SC-26 Green Thumb to the MT-008 Spiral Mat.
  3. Apply the glaze in a light up and down pouncing method.  This keeps the glaze on the high part of the matte and gives a crisp image when applied.
  4. Load the sponge with 1 color, blot off excess glaze and then lightly pounce in an up and down motion the glaze onto the mat.  Apply the two colors in sections.  Turn the mat over and lay it down on the bisque and lightly press to the top of the plate. Make sure and press into the corners to avoid blank spots and do not stretch the matte.  You can work in sections for a random look when covering the front of the plate.
  5. Once the glaze is dry, lightly pencil in the star and shape of the tree.  This will be your template for painting the branches.
  6. Use the RB-106 #6 Script Liner to apply to coats of SC-48 Camel Back to the tree trunk and a third coat to the lower section that is not covered by branches.
  7. On a palette pour SC-27 Sour Apple the size of a silver dollar.
  8. You will now paint the tree branches with a fork.  Dip the fork into SC-27 Sour Apple.   Press and drag the color from the trunk out in a 45-degree angle, you may need to re-dip to lengthen the branches.
  9. Repeat the process with SC-26 Green Thumb to fill in the tree’s branches.
  10. For contrast use the fork and apply SC-8 Just Froggy in the same direction, plus some branches crossing over each other.  This helps fill in the tree but some of the tree’s trunk should be still visible.
  11. Use the CB-106 #6 Script Liner to paint the star with 2-3 coats of SC-24 Dandelion.
  12. When the tree is dry lightly pencil in the garland.   Use SG-405 Green to create the garland.
  13. On the garland:  use the end of a pencil eraser or a brush handle to dot colors for the bulb ornaments.
  14. Use CB-604 #4 Soft Fan brush to apply three coats of FN-004 Red on the back and rim of the plate.
  15. Dip into NT-CLR Clear Dipping Glaze.
  16. Stilt and fire to cone 05/06.



  • MB-882 Rectangle Tray Mold or CD-882 Rectangle Tray Mold


  • SC-8 Just Froggy
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-16 Cotton Tail
  • SC-24 Dandelion
  • SC-26 Green Thumb
  • SC-27 Sour Apple
  • SC-31 The Blues
  • SC-48 Camel Back
  • SC-74 Hot Tamale
  • SC-75 Orange-A-Peel
  • SG-405 Green Designer Liner
  • FN-004 Red
  • NT-CLR Clear Dipping Glaze

Decorating Accessories

  • MT-008 Spiral Mat
  • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
  • RB-110 #10/0 Liner

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Plastic Fork
  • Large Sponge-on-a-Stick (2)