Rutile Wash Stencil

Designer: Carmen Allen



  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 stoneware bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Place the SL443 Tin Ceiling stencil in the center of the plate.
  3. Pour some SW-302 Rutile Wash onto a palette and dab the sponge into the product. Be sure to dab excess product off of the sponge to ensure a clean transfer.
  4. Secure the stencil with your hand and gently pounce the sponge onto the stencil. You may need to reload you sponge with product. It is okay if your sponging goes over the edge of the stencil.
  5. Once the entire design has been transferred, remove the stencil. Use a different sponge to remove any excess product from around the design. Keep your pouncing sponge dry so you don’t dilute the color!
  6. Once the background is clean, place the stencil back onto the plate aligning the corner of the stencil to the edge of the transferred design and apply glaze through the stencil with a sponge. Repeat for the other 3 edges.
  7. Use a damp sponge to remove excess product from around the design.
  8. Use a script liner to apply 1 coat of SW-302 Rutile Wash around the rim and use a fan brush to apply it to the back of the plate, avoiding the foot.
  9. Use your fan brush to apply 3 coats of SW-137 Storm Gray to the face of the plate. Take note of your brush strokes because the variation in the glaze color is dependent upon application.
  10. For dinnerware, use your fan brush to apply SW-001 Stoneware Clear to the rim and back of the plate.
  11. Use a damp sponge to wipe away any glaze that may have gotten on the foot.
  12. Fire to cone 5/6. Sample was fired to cone 6.



  • SB-105 Rimmed Dinner Plate


  • SW-303 Rutile Wash
  • SW-137 Storm Grey
  • SW-001 Stoneware Clear

Decorating Accessories

  • RB-140 #8 Soft Fan
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • SL-443 Tin Ceiling

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge