Snowman App Plates

Designer: Bob Moreni


  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, 2 flowing coats of FN-001 White to the top of the plate. Allow to dry!
  3. Print 2 copies of the pattern. Cut the pattern out around the outside edge of it.
  4. Place and line up one of the cutout patterns on the App Plate. Lift one half of the pattern up and apply water to the plate with a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan brush and place back down then repeat with the other side. If needed, you can put a slit in the pattern so it can conform to the shape of the plate. Then place a paper towel over the pattern to secure it to the glaze and remove any excess water.
  5. Place some of each of the following colors on a palette: SC-53 Purple Haze, SC-45 My Blue Heaven and SC-31 The Blues.
  6. Condition a silk sponge then start sponging the bottom background sky area on the right side of the piece with the SC-53 Purple Haze then work in some SC-45 My Blue Heaven in the middle section then SC-31 The Blues blending the colors were the meet. Remove the pattern.
  7. Place the second copy of the pattern down and put a piece of clay Carbon paper under the pattern and trace it on with a pencil.
  8. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, shade the inside edges of the snowman body with SC-11 Blue Yonder.
  9. Using the silk sponge, sponge the cheeks with SC-2 Melon-choly to the cheeks. You can lighten with some SC-16 Cotton Tail.
  10. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 3 coats of SC-97 Cant-elope to the nose. Shade with SC- 80 Basketball.
  11. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner and a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, apply 3 coats of SC-99 Char-ming to the stripes in the scarf also the hat brim and top.
  12. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, shade the scarf with SC-99 Char-ming. Shade the hat with SC-99 Char-ming with a touch of SC-16Cotton Tail to lighten.
  13. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 3 coats of SC-87 Rubby Slippers to the hat band. Shade with some SC-16 Cotton Tail added to thSC-87 Rubby Slippers.
  14. Using a CB-202 #2 Detail, apply 2 coats of SC-15 Tuxedo to the mouth and eyes. Allow to dry!
  15. Stilt and fire to cone 06.



  • MB-1587 Large App Plate


  • SC-02 Melon-choly
  • SC-11 Blue Yonder
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-16 Cotton Tail
  • SC-31 The Blues
  • SC-45 My Blue Heaven
  • SC-53 Purple Haze
  • SC-80 Basketball
  • SC-84 Rubby Red
  • SC-97 Cant-elope
  • SC-99 Char-ming
  • FN-001 White
  • FN-019 Dark Blue

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-110 #10/0 Liner
  • CB-202 #2 Detail Liner
  • CB-404 #6 Pointed Round
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponge
  • Palette
  • Paper Towels
  • Water Bowl
  • Silk Sponge
  • Scissors Pencil
  • Pattern