Scarecrow App Plate

Designer: William Pulse



  1. Use a moistened Synthetic Sponge to wipe down the ware to remove any dust.
  2. Using AC-230 Clay Carbon and a pencil to trace the division line of the face from the hat and sky areas. Apply 2 coats of FN-01 White to the hat and sky area using CB-604 Soft Fan. Let dry.
  3. Reposition the pattern and trace the hat and hat band area as before.
  4. Using CB-604 Soft Fan to apply 1-2 coats of SC-45 My Blue Heaven and SC-103 Lavendear to the sky area and wet blend where the two colors overlap. My Blue Heaven color to one side of the sky and darken the other side with the Lavendear.
  5. Apply 2-3 coats of SP-254 Speckled Vanilla Dip to the hat excluding the hat band using CB-406 or CB-404Pointed Round.
  6. Load CB-604 Soft Fan with FN-022 Tan applying 3 even coats of the color to the face area on the front of the plate and to the entire back of the plate.
  7. On a tile, thin some SC-14 Java Bean to almost a dirty water consistency. Use CB-110 Line loaded with the very thin color to paint in the line texture of the burlap to the face. Try to keep the lines completely horizontal and vertical when painting. The lines look better if they vary in thickness and spacing between each other. It should look like a loose weave burlap when completed done. Let Dry.
  8. Retrace the pattern to the face as before.
  9. Apply 2-3 coats of SC-23 Jack-O-Lantern to the hat band and nose using CB-404 Pointed Round.
  10. Apply 2-3 coats of SC-16 Cottontail to the eye areas using CB-404Pointed Round. Let dry. Detail the outline of the eyes and pupil with SC-15 Tuxedo using CB-110 Liner. Paint in the eyebrow and mouth lines using CB-110 Liner. The mouth line is thicker than the eyebrow lines. Thin some Tuxedo with water and paint in the fine stitching lines to the eyebrows, mouth and nose.
  11. Thin some SC-14 Java Bean for shading of the hat and hat band. Load the CB-404Pointed Round with the slightly thinned color to apply the shading in the hat and hat band in a scruffy haphazard manner. Darken the shading with some thinned SC-34 Down To Earth in the same manner. Paint in some random cross hatched lines to resemble the woven hat texture.
  12. Detail the outlines of the hat with thinned down SC-34 Down to Earth using CB-110. Keep the lines uneven and broken to give the lines a free styled appearance.
  13. Stilt and Fire the piece to Shelf Cone 05-06.



  • MB-1586 Small App Plate


  • FN-01 White
  • FN-022 Tan
  • SC-14 Java Bean
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-16 Cottontail
  • SC-23 Jack-O-Lantern
  • SC-45 My Blue Heaven
  • SC-103 Lavendear
  • SP-254 Speckled Vanilla Dip

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-110 Liner
  • CB-404 Pointed Round
  • CB-406 Pointed Round
  • CB-604 Soft Fan
  • AC-230 Clay Carbon

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Pattern
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Tile or Pallet