Wax Resist Winter Trees

Designer: Marcia Roullard



  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 Bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Use the Soft Fan to apply two coats of FN-001 White to the front of the tray. Let dry.
  3. Use AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper and a pen to trace the pattern onto the piece.
  4. Use the Script Liner and Liner to apply one coat of SC-302 Wax Resist to the trees and most of the snow foreground, leaving un-waxed areas for shadows. Clean the brush thoroughly after using Wax Resist.
  5. Use a toothbrush to spatter wax to the sky area.
  6. Use the Soft Fan to apply slightly thinned SC-31 The Blues to the lower sections of the sky. Brush a coat over the trees to allow color to bead up for the first coat only. Remove some of the beaded color if too much is applied.
  7. Add thinned SC-12 Moody Blue to the brush to the finish the upper sky. Let dry completely then apply a second and third coat of the thinned color to avoid a streaky look. Avoid the trees on the second and third coats. The Script Liner can be used between the branches.
  8. Use Script Liner to apply one coat of thinned SC-12 Moody Blue or SC-31 The Blues to the snow banks. The un-waxed area will tint with this color and create shadows.
  9. Use the Soft Fan to apply three coats of FN-001 White to the back of the tray. Alternatively, you can apply two coats of SG-701 Star Dust to the back for a sparkly look.
  10. Fire to cone 05/06



  • MB-882 Rectangle Tray


  • FN-001 White
  • SC-12 Moody Blue
  • SC-58 501 Blues
  • SG-701 Star Dust (optional)

Decorating Accessories

  • AC-302 Wax Resist
  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
  • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • RB-110 #10/0 Liner

Miscellaneous Accessories