Woodland Mushrooms

Designer: Laura Fraedrich



Instructions for 8 Inch Mushroom:

  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using CB-604 #4 Soft Fan Brush, paint 3 coats of SP-274 Speckled Hot Tamale to the top of the mushroom, including underneath the rim.
  3. Pour out some SC-16 Cotton Tail onto a palette and load the AC-213 Sponge on a Stick 1 ¼ Inch round with the glaze. Gently press the sponge onto the top of the mushroom and make a polka dot. Repeat to make more dots in a random fashion. Go over each dot one more time to ensure full coverage.
  4. Sponge underneath the rim of the top of the mushroom with the AC-213 Sponge on a Stick 1 ¼ Inch round loaded with SC-16 Cotton Tail and dab repeatedly to bring out the texture.
  5. Take the Rabbit silkscreen from the DSS-0101 Woodland Animal and place it on top of a piece of paper. Using your finger or a squeegee and gentle pressure, push some glaze (color isn’t important in this step as long as it’s not Cotton Tail) through the silkscreen onto the paper. This step is just to get the shape of the rabbit onto the paper so you can cut him out. You don’t have to get a perfect design, and therefore we aren’t using silkscreen medium.
  6. Cut out the screened rabbit shape from the paper.
  7. Place the paper on the front of the mushroom (the flattest spot is best) and trace around it with a pencil.
  8. Using the CB-408 Size 8 Round brush, paint 2 coats of SC-35 Gray Hare into the area you traced, making sure to paint over the lines slightly. Let Dry.
  9. Using CB-604 #4 Soft Fan Brush, brush some water over the painted area and adhere the paper rabbit to it, ensuring there are no air bubbles and the edges are sealed completely (to act as a mask).
  10. Use a damp BT-910 Synthetic Sponge to sponge away any glaze that is outside of the paper. Be careful not to rip the paper.
  11. Using CB-604 #4 Soft Fan Brush, paint 3 coats of SP-227 Speckled Sour Apple onto the stem and bottom of the mushroom. Make sure to paint the edges of the paper but not the whole thing.
  12. Remove the paper rabbit.
  13. On a palette, with a palette knife, mix SC-15 Tuxedo with AC-310 Silkscreen Medium to thicken to the consistency of peanut butter.
  14. Using the rabbit silkscreen grain side up, center the screen in the area on the mushroom painted gray. Using your finger or a squeegee, rub the thickened SC-15 Tuxedo over the screen. Remove screen, rinse and lay flat to dry.
  15. Outline the polka dots on the top of the mushroom with SA-002 Black.
  16. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06.

Instructions for 6-inch Mushroom:

Exactly the same, except use SP-206 Speckled Sunkissed for mushroom top, SC-11 Blue Yonder for polka dots, SC-51 Poo Bear for underneath silkscreen, SP-226 Speckled Green Thumb for stem of mushroom, AC-212 Sponge on a Stick ¾ “ round to make polka dots, and the hedgehog silkscreen from the Woodland Animal Designer Silkscreen.



  • MB-1419  8″ Garden Mushroom Bisque or CD1419 8″ Garden Mushroom Mold
  • MB-1420  6″ Garden Mushroom Bisque or CD1420 6″ Garden Mushroom Mold


  • 8″ Mushroom:
    • SP-274 Speckled Hot Tamale
    • SP-227 Speckled Sour Apple
    • SC-16 Cotton Tail
    • SC-35 Gray Hare
    • SC-15 Tuxedo
    • SA-002 Black
  • 6″ Mushroom:
    • SP-206 Speckled Sunkissed
    • SP-226 Speckled Green Thumb
    • SC-11 Blue Yonder
    • SC-51 Poo Bear
    • SC-15 Tuxedo
    • SA-002 Black

Decorating Accessories

  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponge
  • CB-408 Size 8 Round Brush
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • AC-212 Sponge on a Stick ¾“
  • AC-213 Sponge on a Stick 1 ¼”
  • DSS-0101 Woodland Animals
  • AC-310 Silkscreen Medium

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Scissors
  • Paper
  • Palette Knife
  • Palette
  • Pencil