Help Bloody Handprint

Designer: Elizabeth Carey



  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using the Soft Fan with FN-001 White, apply 3 coats to the front and sides of the canvas.  
  3. Use the spray bottle and add some SC-74 Hot Tamale and mix in water.  You want a very thin glaze, like milk, to spray droplets on the front of the plate.  Make sure and clean out the spray bottle immediately after use so it doesn’t clog.
  4. Squeeze around 1 TBS of SC-74 Hot Tamale onto the palette. Thin with water. Using the Script Liner, dab a few large sections on the front of the canvas. Use water to make the sections “spread” to look like blood pooling.
  5. Squeeze around 1 TBS of SC-74 Hot Tamale onto the palette. Use the soft fan brush and apply one good coat to the hand. Press your hand onto the canvas
  6. Using your finger to write “HELP!”. Thin the glaze and let it drip from the bottom of the letters.  Holding the canvas at an angle will also help the glaze drip down from the bottom of the lettering. 
  7. Dip the Script Liner into the glaze from step 3 and hit the handle of the brush against your finger or another brush to create blood splatters. 
  8. Let Dry
  9. Apply clear glaze of choice.
  10. Stilt and fire to cone 06/05.



  • MB-1353 8×10 Clay Canvas


  • SC-74 Hot Tamale
  • FN-001 White

Decorating Accessories

  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan Brush
  • RB-106 #6 Script Liner

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Spray Bottle