Mermaid Plate

Designer: Marcia Roullard


  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque.  Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Trace on the pattern onto the plate using the Clay Carbon Paper.
  3. Use the #6 Script Liner to apply two coats of SC-20 Cashew Later to the mermaid’s skin. Add SC-2 Melon-Choly to the cheek.
  4. Apply two coats of SC-42 Butter Me Up to the hair. Add streaks of color with lines of SC-5 Tiger Tail.
  5. Apply two coats of SC-45 My Blue Heaven to the body and bikini top. Shade the body with SC-28 Blue Isle and the tail with SC-9 Jaded.
  6. When dry, stamp the top of the body with SC-28 Blue Isle using ST-113 Circulate Stamp, then darken the stamp towards the tail by stamping with SC-29 Blue Grass.
  7. Thicken SC-29 Blue Grass with AC-310 Silkscreen Medium using a palette knife to the consistency of peanut butter. Use the shell screen from DSS-0131 Sealife 2 and place the shiny side down. Rub the thickened mix over the screen. Screen the shells to the background of the plate.
  8. Apply three coats of SC-11 Blue Yonder to the back of the plate.
  9. Outline with a thin SC-15 Tuxedo line using CB-110 Liner around the mermaid and to stoke in the brow and eyelash.
  10. Dip into NT-CLR Clear Dipping Glaze.
  11. Fire to cone 05/06.



  • MB-101 Coupe Salad Plate


  • SC-2 Melon-Choly
  • SC-5 Tiger Tail
  • SC-9 Jaded
  • SC-11 Blue Yonder
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-20 Cashew Later
  • SC-28 Blue Isle
  • SC-29 Blue Grass
  • SC-42 Butter Me Up
  • NT-CLR Clear Dipping Glaze

Decorating Accessories

  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Transfer Paper
  • AC-310 Silkscreen Medium
  • CB-110 #10/0 Liner
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • DSS-0131 Sea Life 2
  • ST-113 Circulate Stamp

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Palette Knife
  • Sponge-on-a-stick
  • Pattern: Download