Neutrals Palette

Designer: Carmen Allen



  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 earthenware bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Apply 11 pieces of masking tape spaced evenly down the plate. These will be where the true Stroke and Coat colors go and we will be filling in between with blends. It is helpful to write on the masking tape which Stroke and Coat color will go there. In order from lightest to darkest: SC86, SC54, SC46, SC20, SC51, SC5, SC25, SC41, SC48, SC14, SC34
  3. Fill in between the masking tape with the blends. We mixed 1 part of each color to make a 50/50 blend. The space between SC86 and SC54 will be filled by mixing 1 part SC86 and 1 part SC54. Mix together completely and apply 3 coats of the blend. Continue this process down through all of the colors.
  4. Carefully remove the masking tape.
  5. Apply 3 coats of the appropriate Stroke and Coat colors to complete the gradient.
  6. Once dry, label each section with the corresponding Stroke and Coat color or blend.
  7. Apply 3 coats of SC-15 Tuxedo to the back of the plate.
  8. Apply 1 coat of NT-BR to the front of the plate so the Designer Liner is glossy.
  9. Allow to dry completely.
  10. Stilt and fire to cone 06



  • MB-882 Rectangle Tray


  • SC-5 Tiger Tail
  • SC-14 Java Bean
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-20 Cashew Later
  • SC-25 Crackerjack
  • SC-34 Down to Earth
  • SC-41 Brown Cow
  • SC-46 Rawhide
  • SC-48 Camel Back
  • SC-51 Poo Bear
  • SC-54 Vanilla Dip
  • SC-86 Old Lace
  • SG-401 Black Designer Liner
  • NT-BR

Decorating Accessories

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

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Masking Tape