Under the Sea Whale 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. Use the Script Liner or Detail Liner to apply two coats of SC-20 Cashew Later to the skin areas of the Mermaid. Apply one good coat of SC-6 Sunkissed to the crown. Apply two coats of SC-22 Carrot Top to the hair and two coats of SC-11 Blue Yonder to the tail and top.
  8. Apply two coats of SC-65 Peri-Twinkle to the dolphin.  Add a swipe of SC-16 Cotton Tail on the arched back for a reflection.
  9. Apply two coats SC-97 Cant-elope on the front half of the fish fading into SC-75 Orange-A-Peel for the back half.
  10. 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.
  11. Use a palette knife to thicken SC-15 Tuxedo with AC-310 Silkscreen Medium to the consistency of peanut butter. Line up the Mermaid and dolphin and the fish 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.
  12. Whale – Use the Detail Liner and apply one coat of SC-15 Tuxedo to the mouth of the whale. For the eye, paint the center SC-15 Tuxedo, 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.
  13. Use the Script Liner to apply one coat of SG-701 Speckta-Clear Star Dust over the splash, bubbles and mermaid tail.
  14. Use the Soft Fan to apply three coats of FN-041 Medium Blue to the back of the plate.
  15. 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