Reindeer Plaid Quart Can

Designer: William Pulse



  1. Wipe down bisque with a moistened synthetic sponge to remove any dust or debris from the ware. Check inside as well for any debris.
  2. Apply 2-3 coats of FN-014 Antique White to the middle section of the can. Let Dry.
  3. Transfer the design onto the ware using a pencil and AC-230 Clay Carbon.
  4. Condition CB-110 Liner with Liquid Detergent. Place some AC-302 Wax Resist in a small Plastic Cup or Aluminum Foil and add a drop or two of food coloring to tint the wax. This will aid in seeing where the wax has been applied. Wash brush immediately with warm water and liquid detergent. Let the wax dry.
  5. Using CB-602 Soft Fan apply 2-3 coats of SC-87 Ruby Slippers to the middle section allowing drying time between coats. Try not to apply the color over the waxed area. Remove any color from the waxed area using a moistened brush. Let dry.
  6. Use the ½” Blue Masking Tape to section off the horizontal plaid portions on the ware. Use small scrap pieces of tape to use as a spacing guides for the taped off areas. Make sure the edges are securely affixed to the surface. On a tile place some SC-81 Cinnamon Stix and add a drop or two of SC-15 Tuxedo to darken. Mix the color well. Apply 2-3 coats of color to the bands (untaped areas) around the can. Allow the color to dry between coats. When the last coat of color has been applied and has lost its sheen, remove the tape from the pattern. Let dry.
  7. Using the ½” Blue Masking Tape to section off the vertical sections of the plaid pattern by starting on the left to the front of the design. By starting on left side on the design front next to the handle knob you will insure that the front spacing is even and any adjustments to spacing can occur on the back side that doesn’t show. Again, use scrap pieces of tape to use as spacing guides. The spacing may need to be adjusted in order to accommodate the circumference of the can. Make sure that edges of the tape are securely affixed. Apply 2-3 coats of the darkened SC-81 Cinnamon Stix using CB-310 Flat Shader to the vertical lines allowing drying time between coats. When the last coat of color has lost its shine, remove the tape from the ware. Let dry.
  8. Use CB-110 Liner loaded with slightly thinned SC-15 Tuxedo to fill in the squares where the plaid crosses. Keep the edges square and sharp when defining the square space. 
  9. Apply 3 coats of FN-09 Black to the inside of the ware, can bottom and trim edges along both top and bottom using CB-602 Soft Fan and CB-404 Pointed Round. Let dry.
  10. Check to make sure no color remains on the waxed areas of the design. Use a moistened brush to remove any color off of the wax.
  11. Stilt and Fire the piece to Shelf Cone 05-06.
  12. Use a wire coat hanger to create the can handle and attach it through the holes in the can.



  • CB1405 Quart Paint Can


  • FN-09 Black
  • FN-014 Antique White
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-81 Cinnamon Stix
  • SC-87 Ruby Slippers

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-110 Liner
  • CB-310 Flat Shader
  • CB-404 Pointed Round
  • CB-602 Soft Fan
  • AC-230 Clay Carbon
  • AC-302 Wax Resist

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • ½” Blue Masking Tape
  • Pencil, Scissors
  • Plastic Cup or Aluminum Foil
  • Food Coloring (optional)
  • BC-910 Synthetic Sponge
  • Liquid Detergent
  • Tile or Pallet
  • Pattern