Square Plate Technique - C

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    Square Plate Technique by Mayco

    Snowy Cardinal

    Products Used


    • Square Plate


    • FN-019 Dark Blue
      FN-212 Blue Diamond
      FN-213 Saffire Blue
      SC-15 Tuxedo
      SC-16 Cotton Tail
      SC-34 Down To Earth
      SC-73 Candy Apple Red
      SC-74 Hot Tamale
      SG-401 Designer Liner
      SG-302 Snowfall Decorating Accessories

    Decorating Accessories

    • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
      CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner
      CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
      BT-910 Synthetic Sponge
      AC-222 Medium Writer Tip
      AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper

    Miscellaneous Accessories


    1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
    2. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 2 coats of FN-212 Blue Diamond to the top of the plate, brushing in different directions to avoid getting streaks. Allow to dry.
    3. With a pencil and AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper, trace on the pattern.
    4. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 1 coat of FN-213 Saffire Blue on the right side of the Cardinal, and some on the right side of the plate for a shadow.
    5. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 2-3 coats of SC-74 Hot Tamale to the cardinal and the berries, and apply some berries with SC-73 Candy Apple Red for separation.
    6. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, float some SC-16 Cotton Tail to the lower section of the berries for a highlight.
    7. Use SG-401 Designer Liner to outline the tree branches then apply near or on the line with SC-34 Down to Earth.
    8. Pour some of SG-302 Snowfall into the AC-222 Medium Writer Tip, use the metal tip to apply snow in the crooks of the branches and to make small dots for a snowing effect.
    9. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, apply SC-15 Tuxedo on the cardinal for the markings and to outline the wings, and beak.
    10. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of FN-019 Dark Blue to the back of the plate. Allow to dry.
    11. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 05/06.

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