The Gnomes Made Me Do It

Designer: Elizabeth Carey



  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. On the DSS-0159 Gnomeland screen, locate the large gnome with fluffy beard and the gnome with his hands in his pockets. Draw an outline around them in permanent marker. Cut them out with excess screen around the edges.
  3. On the DSS-0160 Vintage Holiday screen, locate the large tree. Draw an outline around it in permanent marker. Cut it out with excess screen around the edges.
  4. Squeeze around 2 TBS of SC-15 onto the palette. Add a pinch of AC-310 Silkscreen Medium. Mix with a palette knife until it becomes the consistency of peanut butter. You may need to add more silkscreen medium or glaze.
  5. Place the large gnome on the left side of the plate, going slightly off of the plate. While holding the screen firmly in place, take a small amount of premixed silkscreen medium, and gently rub in circles starting in the center and working outward.
  6. Repeat, with the other gnome and tree going towards the right side of the plate.
  7. Using the Script Liner with SC-6 Sunkissed, SC-8 Just Froggy, SC-27 Sour Apple, SC-73 Candy Apple Red and SC-81 Cinnamon Stix, apply 2 coats to the corresponding sections of the screens. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  8. Using the Detail Liner with SC-8 Just Froggy and SC-73 Candy Apple Red, glaze stripes on the larger gnome’s hat.
  9. Using the Detail Liner with SC-81 Cinnamon Stix, glaze dots on the smaller gnome’s hat.
  10. Position “the Gnomes” portion of the pattern at the top of the plate. Slide AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper under the pattern and trace with a pencil. Repeat at the bottom of the plate with the pattern for “made me do it”.
  11. Using the Detail Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo, glaze the lettering.
  12. Dip into NT-CLR Clear Dipping.
  13. Fire to cone 06.



  • MB-102 Coupe Dinner Plate


  • NT-CLR Clear Dipping
  • SC-6 Sunkissed (1/2 oz)
  • SC-8 Just Froggy (1/2 oz)
  • SC-15 Tuxedo (2 oz)
  • SC-27 Sour Apple (1/2 oz)
  • SC-73 Candy Apple Red (1 oz)
  • SC-81 Cinnamon Stix (1 oz)

Decorating Accessories

  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
  • AC-310 Silkscreen Medium
  • DSS-0159 Gnomeland (lg. gnome with fluffy beard, gnome with hands in pockets)
  • DSS-0160 Vintage Holiday (lg. tree)
  • RB-110 10/0 Detail Liner
  • RB-106 #6 Script Liner

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Palette
  • Palette knife
  • Scissors
  • Permanent marker
  • Pencil
  • Pattern