Under the Sea Whale and Mermaid Plate

Designer: Marcia Roullard



  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 Bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Fill three detailer bottles (AC-220) with 1″ of color, 1/4″ of water and 1/2″ of alcohol. Use SC-11 Blue Yonder, SC-30 Blue Dawn and SC-76 Cara-Bein Blue. Snip the top just large enough to make a small opening. Stir and shake well.
  3. Use the Soft Fan to apply two liberal coats of FN-211 Sheer Blue to the top of the whale plate. While the second coat is wet, squeeze on drops of the three colors mixed with alcohol, leaving room for expansion of the glaze. Drop SC-76 Cara-Bein Blue onto the edge of the tray to create a border. Let dry.  NOTE: It is important to work while the Foundations glaze is wet.
  4. Use a dry erase marker to color the shiny side of the mermaid and fish silkscreens. Wipe off with a soft rag or paper towel. This will allow you to better see the screen image.
  5. On a palette, tint NT-BR Clear Brushing Glaze with food coloring. Use a palette knife to thicken the glaze with AC-310 Silkscreen Medium to the consistency of peanut butter. Position the silkscreens on the whale plate with the shiny side down. Rub the thickened mix over the DSS-0157 Under the Sea images. This is for placement only.
  6. Remove the dark drops of color from the flesh areas of the mermaid as they may show through the Cashew Later glaze.
  7. Using the Detail Liner or the Script Liner, apply two coats of the following colors to the fish: SC-15 Tuxedo, SC-16 Cotton Tail and SC-75 Orange-A-Peel.  Refer to the image for placement.2. Using the Script Liner apply two coats of SC-11 Blue Yonder and SC-13 Grapel to the mermaid tail. Apply one coat of SC-11 Blue Yonder over the entire mermaid tail.  Apply one coat of SC-13 Grapel in the center of the tail and the fins, then repeat one more time. This will help blend the colors. You want the edges of the SC-13 Grapel to blend into the SC-11 Blue Yonder.

    3. The splash and bubbles are two coats of SC-16 Cotton Tail. You’ll apply 1 coat of SG-701 Speckta-Clear Star Dust over the white after silkscreening the final image.

    4. Use a palette knife to thicken SC-15 Tuxedo with AC-310 Silkscreen Medium to the consistency of peanut butter. Line up the mermaid tail silkscreen over the painted image. Hold firmly so the silkscreen does not move or slide and rub the product through the silkscreen.  This will give the outline and details to the images.

    5. Fish: You can either use the silkscreen with SC-15 Tuxedo for detail or use the Detail Liner to outline and add details.

    6. Whale – Use the Detail Liner and apply one coat of SC-15 Tuxedo to the mouth of the whale. For the eye, paint one coat of SC-15 Tuxedo to the center, one coat of SC-16 Cotton Tail around the black pupil and then circle the white with the black.  Add a dot of SC-16 Cotton Tail to the top right of the black pupil.

    7. Use the Script Liner to apply one coat of SG-701 Speckta-Clear Star Dust over the splash, bubbles and mermaid tail.

    7. Use the Soft Fan to apply three coats of FN-041 Medium Blue to the back of the plate.

    8. Stilt and fire to cone 05/06.



  • MB-1429 Whale Plate – Large


  • SC-6 Sunkissed
  • SC-11 Blue Yonder
  • SC-13 Grapel
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-16 Cotton Tail
  • SC-20 Cashew Later
  • SC-22 Carrot Top
  • SC-30 Blue Dawn
  • SC-65 Peri-Twinkle
  • SC-75 Orange-A-Peel
  • SC-76 Cara-Bein Blue
  • SC-97 Cant-elope
  • FN-041 Medium Blue
  • FN-211 Sheer Blue
  • NT-BR Clear Brushing Glaze
  • SG-701 Speckta-Clear Star Dust

Decorating Accessories

  • RB-110 #10/0 Liner
  • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
  • AC-220 Detailer Bottles
  • AC-310 Silkscreen Medium
  • DSS-0157 Under the Sea

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Palette Knife
  • Food Coloring
  • Alcohol
  • Dry Erase Marker
  • Pattern