Llama Plates

Designer: Marcia Roullard



  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 Brush, apply 2 coats of FN-001 White to the front of the Coupe Dinner Plate. Allow to dry (shine fades) before applying the second layer of glaze.
  3. Cut out the Llama Pattern. It will act as a masking tool.
  4. Using the Soft Fan Brush use water to wet the area where the pattern will be placed. Lay down the pattern and use a damp sponge to seal the paper to the plate.
  5. While the pattern is on the plate, take a pen or the back of your brush and trace the details on the llama pattern. It will leave an indention into the glaze.
  6. Trace the flower pattern to the background.
  7. Paint the center of each of the flowers with two coats of SC-6 Sunkissed, except the Yellow flower which has an SC-75 Orange-A-Peel center.
  8. Using the Script Liner, apply one heavy or two light coats of the following colors for the flower petals: SC-6 Sunkissed, SC-11 Blue Yonder, SC-74 Hot Tamale and SC-75 Orange-A-Peel.
  9. Using the Soft Fan Brush, apply two coats of SC-15 Tuxedo to the front of the plate, painting around the flowers and in between the petals. When painting over the paper, place your brush on the paper and glaze outwards. If you paint up against the paper you run a chance of the glaze seeping under the paper and bleeding.
  10. Put the flower pattern back down and sgraffito around the flower petals and the center of the flowers. The sgraffito does not have to perfectly outline the flowers. Sometimes a little off center is interesting. Remove the pattern and sgraffito the leaves and around the flowers and the centers.
  11. Using the Soft Fan brush apply one coat of SG-701 Speckta-Clear Star Dust over the front of the plate over the black and the flowers.
  12. Remove the paper. Use a pencil to mark the dented areas if needed.
  13. Using the Script Liner, apply two coats of SC-86 Old Lace to the muzzle.
  14. Using the same brush, apply one coat of SC-2 Melon-Choly to the shaded part of the ears. Don’t clean off the SC-86 Old Lace as it helps lighten the SC-2 Melon-Choly.
  15. Sponge SC-2 Melon-Choly to the cheeks or muzzle area. Lightly dab the color.
  16. For the fur: Use the Script Liner and SC-35 Gray Hare around the muzzle and to swipe a coat to the fluffy areas of fur. Lightly blend a little of the SC-35 Gray Hare under the eyelashes.
  17. Use the Detail Liner and SC-11 Blue Yonder to paint the eyes. Use the Detail Liner and SC-15 Tuxedo to paint the eyelashes, nose and mouth. Add a white dot on the eyes and nose as a highlight.
  18. Sgraffito a line at the top of the fluff to give added depth.
  19. Using the Soft Fan Brush apply one coat of S-2101 Brush Clear Glaze over the Llama. This is an insurance coat to make sure you did not sgraffito to the bare bisque.
  20. Using the Soft Fan Brush apply three coats of SC-15 Tuxedo the back of the plate. Allow to dry.
  21. Stilt and fire to cone 05/06.



  • MB-102 Coupe Dinner Plate


  • FN-001 White
  • SC-2 Melon-Choly
  • SC-6 Sunkissed
  • SC-11 Blue Yonder
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-35 Gray Hare
  • SC-74 Hot Tamale
  • SC-75 Orange-A-Peel
  • SC-86 Old Lace
  • SG-701 Speckta-Clear Star Dust
  • NT-BR Clear Brushing Glaze

Decorating Accessories

  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
  • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • RB-110 #10/0 Detail Liner

Miscellaneous Accessories