Underwater Seahorse Plate

Designer: Macia Roullard



  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 Bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Use the AC-220 Detailer Bottles and fill with the following mixture: 1″ of SC-11 Blue Yonder in one bottle and 1″ of SC-12 Moody Blue in another.  Add 1/4″ of water and 1/2″ of rubbing alcohol to each bottle and shake to mix well.  Cut a small hole in the tip of the bottle.
  3. Fill the MM-600 Spritzer bottle with rubbing alcohol.
  4. Use the Soft Fan to apply two coats of FN-001 White.
  5. While the second coat of FN-001 White is wet, drop the SC-11 Blue Yonder and SC-12 Moody Blue alcohol mixed glaze in the upper section of the tray. Working while wet helps the glaze spread and move. Spritz the glaze with alcohol using the spritzer bottle while the color is still wet. Let dry.
  6. Prep the Silkscreen: Use a dry erase marker and color the SHINY side of the silkscreen.  Wipe off excess color with a paper towel and you can easily see the image in the silkscreen. The stain will last several cleanings.  When it fades, repeat the process.
  7. Create Silkscreen Medium: To be able to see the seahorse we will silkscreen with a tinted clear glaze, paint the design, then silkscreen over the painted image with black. Mix  S-2101 Clear with food coloring to deepen the color and add  AC-310 Silkscreen Medium mixing with palette knife to the consistency of peanut butter.
  8. With the silkscreen shiny side down, position the seahorse screen from DSS-0148 Sea Life 3 XL onto the tray. Rub the thickened clear over the screen pushing the medium through the screen onto the tray. This is only for a pattern for color placement.
  9. Use the Script Liner to apply 2 coats of SC-13 Grapel to the left side of the seahorse and SC-77 Glo-Worm to the right. Overlap and blend the colors where they meet.
  10. Next step on Seahorse: Thicken SC-15 Tuxedo with AC-310 Silkscreen Medium to the consistency of peanut butter.  Position the screen over the painted sea horse and rub the thickened Tuxedo over the screen to transfer the black details and outlines onto the tray.
  11. Use the Soft Fan to apply three coats of FN-001 to the back of the tray. Let dry.
  12. Fire to cone 05/06.



  • MB-1486 Rustic Tray


  • SC-11 Blue Yonder
  • SC-12 Moody Blue
  • SC-13 Grapel
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-77 Glo-Worm
  • FN-001 White
  • S-2101 Clear

Decorating Accessories

  • DSS-0148 Sea Life 3 XL
  • AC-310 Silkscreen Medium
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • AC-220 Detailer Bottles
  • MM-600 Spritzer Cap

Miscellaneous Accessories

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