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Featured Recipes Recipe - Winter Night Reindeer Dessert Plate
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1031 - 1031 TUSCANY COUPE DESSERT PLATE (6D)
2300 - FS-2300 PINT POLAR BEAR (Pint)
2314 - FS-2314 PINT BLACK LAB (Pint)
2392 - FS-2392 PINT ROCKIN'RED (Pint)
2396 - FS-2396 8OZ ANCHORS AWAY (8 oz.)
6322 - FUN WRITER - THREE PACK
6571 - 6571 - AQUALON 2835 SOFT FAN 8
6671 - 6671 - MAJESTIC ROUND #12 - 12PK
Step 1- Using a soft fan brush, cover the entire plate in 3 coats of Anchors Away.
Step 2- Add a small amount of Black Lab to the Anchor’s Away, and with a #12 Round Brush, apply a 4th thin coat to the top 1/3 of the plate using a horizontal sweeping motion to achieve striations in the sky as shown above. Let dry.
Step 3- Trace the pattern below onto the plate.
Step 4- Using a Fun Writer filled with Polar Bear draw and fill in snow banks on bottom 1/3 of plate as shown above.
Step 5- To create tree, use a Fun Writer filled with Polar Bear to draw and fill in the thicker main stalk, then gradually draw in boughs and branches.
Step 6- With a Fun Writer filled with Rockin’ Red draw and fill in Christmas ornament.
Step 7- Using a Fun Writer filled with Black Lab, draw and fill in reindeer, and draw the wire on the Christmas ornament.
Step 8- Dip a toothbrush in Polar Bear and gently splatter entire charger to create snow. You can also use a snowflake stamp to apply random snowflakes.
Step 9- Clear glaze and fire to a cone 06.
General information about the paper technique: The paper has to be applied with a glaze under it as in this technique. It cannot stick directly to bisque because when the bisque dries it will fall off. Also the paper must be wet in order for it to stick to the glaze. When using smaller paper pieces you can dip right into the water, apply, and use a sponge to dab off the excess. If the paper stencil is large you won’t be able to dip it into the water because it will be to flimsy. Instead, you will need to use a soft fan brush and wet the brush and apply it to the area that you’ll be putting the pattern on. Do this lightly so you don’t mess the design, then dab it with the sponge to remove excess water. This technique doesn’t work well if the paper is applied to wet glaze from recent application. Glaze must be dry to the touch. (If you want to do this technique right onto the bisque without any color you would need to use contact paper instead of regular copy paper.)