Tropical Beach Plate

Designer: Larry Knight



  1. Transfer the pattern to the ware using a pencil and Clay Carbon (trim pattern with scissors if necessary). 
  2. Wipe ware with a dampened sponge. 
  3. Place My Blue Heaven and Peri-Twinkle on palette and thin to a light creamy consistency. With the fan glaze pull in a horizontal stroke to sky with both colors in your brush. Color should be transparent and light in application. 
  4. Load the #10 Flat Shader with My Blue Heaven, half load with Blue Yonder and corner load with Blue Isle, and blend lightly on brush. Pull in rolling wave motion by staring on the flat of the brush and lift off in a curling motion. Complete for each wave. 
  5. Script Liner load with Midnight Blue and accent each wave with a pressed line. 
  6. Sand is pulled in with Shader loaded with Vanilla Dip and side load with Tiger Tail and blend. Keep Tiger Tail to top of sand mounds. 
  7. With smaller Shader, pull in leaves to flowers working from base to tip loaded with Lettuce Alone and side load with Leapin’ Lizard, keeping darker color to outer edge of leaf. 
  8. For tree bark, load smaller Shader with Poo Bear and side load with Cracker Jack Brown. Keep darker color to each bark section and add rings to the palm tree trunk. 
  9. With Shader load with Sour Apple and side load with Army Surplus. Pull in frons to palm tree keeping darker color toward top of each segment. 
  10. Flower petals are the Shader loaded with Pink a Boo and side loaded with Rosey Posey, again keep darker color to outer edge of flower petal. 
  11. The flower centers and sun are shader loaded with Sunkissed and side loaded with Orange Ya Happy. Keep the Orange to outer edges of flower centers and to the left side of the Sun. 
  12. Create a Sun reflection in water with a wash of Sunkissed below sun. Also radiate reflection into sky by dry brushing uneven streaks of both colors from Sun edge working outward into sky a little. 
  13. Detail sand with the Script Liner and Brick. The remaining design areas are detailed with Cobalt Jet Black. 
  14. Apply 3 coats of Bluebeard to the back of plate and trim edge of plate as well. 
  15. When dry, apply one coat to back and 2 coats to front of Pure Brilliance using the Fan Glaze.
  16. When dry, stilt and fire to shelf cone 06. 


Tip: All design areas are a one coat application. 



  • MB 1116 Casualware Dinner Plate


  • SC001 Pink-a-Boo
  • SC005 Tiger Tail
  • SC006 Sunkissed
  • SC007 Leapin’ Lizard
  • SC011 Blue Yonder
  • SC018 Rosey Posey
  • SC026 Cracker Jack Brown
  • SC027 Sour Apple
  • SC028 Blue Isle
  • SC032 Blue Beard
  • SC039 Army Surplus
  • SC043 Lettuce Alone
  • SC045 My Blue Heaven
  • SC050 Orange Ya Happy
  • SC051 Poo Bear
  • SC054 Vanilla Dip
  • SC65 Peri-Twinkle
  • EZ012 Cobalt Jet Black
  • EZ023 Midnight Blue
  • EZ055 Brick
  • PB001 Pure Brilliance

Decorating Accessories

  • AC230 Clay Carbon
  • CB106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB202 #2 Detail
  • CB308 #8 Flat Shader
  • CB310 #10 Falt Shader
  • CB624 #4 Fan Glaze

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Water Bowl
  • Paper Towels
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Sponge
  • Pattern