Winter Sleigh Scene

Designer: Carmen Allen



  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe the bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using the AC-230 Clay Carbon paper to trace the pattern on the plate.  Tip:  Only one side of the AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper transfers the design. Test the paper on the bisque prior to tracing the entire pattern to avoid saying bad words!  Lay the paper onto the plate, rub your pen/pencil over the paper and lift to see if a mark was left.  If not, turn the paper over and try again.  Write Up on the paper so you don’t have to do this exercise every time.  Now lay the AC-230 Clay Carbon paper onto the bisque, place the pattern over the AC-230 Clay Carbon paper and use a pen or pencil to trace the design. Remember to breath!
  3. Using the SG-401 Black Designer Liner to trace the lines from the transferred image. Tip to avoid air bubbles and spurts on the bisque: off to the side turn the point down, tap and squeeze to get the air our of the tip.  Keep a sponge close by to periodically wipe the tip.  You can even store the Designer Liner point down into the sponge for easy use.
  4. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, thin SC-35 Gray Hare and apply to the shadow under the sleigh and behind the hills.  This is a wash or floating of color into the shadows to create depth.
  5. Using the same brush apply 1 thin coat of SC-7 Leapin’ Lizard to the trees.
  6. Using the CB-106 #6 Script Liner, thin SC-11 Blue Yonder and wash or float the color to the horizon.
  7. Using a CB-202 #2 Detail Liner, apply 1 thin coat of SC-74 Hot Tamale to the ribbons, berries, bow and tree leaves.
  8. Designer Liner flows on easy and smooth, so you can either use the CB-110 10/0 brush or the writer tip to outline the tree, grass, flowers, barn, lines in the sled, hilss and details on the rest of the plate.
  9. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan apply 3 coats of FN-018 Bright Blue to the back of the plate.  Allow the shine to fade between coats.
  10. Apply clear glaze of choice.
  11. Let dry completely.
  12. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06/05.



  • MB882 Rectangle Tray


  • FN-018 Bright Blue
  • SC-7 Leapin’ Lizard
  • SC-11 Blue Yonder
  • SC-35 Gray Hare
  • SC-74 Hot Tamale
  • SG-401 Black Designer Liner

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-202 #2 Detail Liner
  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper

Miscellaneous Accessories