Posted by Tony Tabor on


Designer: William Pulse



  • CD-1307 Handled Platter, Greenware


  • EZ-010 French Brown
  • EZ-011 Sienna Brown
  • EZ-013 White
  • EZ-018 Chartreuse
  • EZ-023 Midnight Blue
  • EZ-026 Yellow Orange
  • EZ-028 Leaf Green
  • EZ-032 Peacock Green
  • EZ-033 Ivy Green
  • FN-044 Yellow Orange
  • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-106 Script Liner
  • CB-406 Pointed Round
  • CB-604 Soft Fan
  • AC-230 Clay Carbon
  • AC-302 Wax Resist

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Water
  • Silk Decorating Sponge (There is a difference in the usage of a Silk Decorating Sponge over other types, for that reason, the Silk Decorating Sponge should be used for this decorating process. A Synthetic Sponge does not produce the same effect as a Silk Decorating Sponge and will alter the overall look of the piece.)
  • Sgraffito Tool
  • Synthetic Sponge
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Tile or Pallet
  • Small Plastic Cup
  • Liquid Detergent
  • Pattern


  1. Trace on the pattern to the greenware using a pencil and AC-230 Clay Carbon.
  2. Place some of the EZ-Strokes onto a tile and thin slightly. Using a Silk Decorating sponge to pounce in 1-2 coats of EZ-026 Yellow Orange to the lemons. Let dry. If you don’t feel you can control the sponge to apply the shading around the edges of the lemons, you can cut the pattern to make a stencil to use to aid you in the shading.
  3. Reload the edge of the sponge with EZ-011 Sienna Brown and shade the edges of the lemons. The color should be darkest along the edge of the lemon fading to nothing towards the center of the lemon.
  4. Rinse the sponge and load with EZ-018 Chartreuse and sponge in a highlight on the main lemon.
  5. Lightly outline the lemons with EZ-011 Sienna Brown using CB-110 Liner.
  6. The leaves are blocked in with 1 coat of EZ-032 Peacock Green using CB-406 Pointed Round.
  7. Shade the leaves with EZ-028 Leaf Green, EZ-033 Ivy Green and EZ-023 Midnight Blue. Keep the darkest color to the edges and base of the leaves.
  8. Block in the stems to the leaves and lemons with EZ-011 Sienna Brown using CB-406 Pointed Round.
  9. Detail the stem with EZ-010 French Brown using CB-110 Liner.
  10. Use a Sgraffito Tool to scratch in the veins on the leaves.
  11. Condition CB-406 Pointed Round with Liquid Detergent. Do not rinse brush.
  12. Place some AC-302 Wax Resist into a Small Plastic Cup. Apply on coat of wax over the lemons and leaves. Apply the Wax Resist to the background area on the platter using the conditioned CB-406 Pointed Round. You want to apply one generous coat to the background portion around the filigree design. Keep the edges even and straight when painting the Wax Resist.
  13. Paint in the dots in the filigree pattern with one coat of Wax Resist. Do not get any wax on the rest of the filigree areas. Wash the brush immediately after use with warm water and Liquid Detergent. Let dry.
  14. Mix some EZ-013 White and EZ-032 Peacock Green about equal parts. Thin slightly with water.
  15. Using the Silk Decorating Sponge to pounce in one coat to the filigree areas on the plate.  Try not to go beyond the filigree pattern and onto the waxed areas if possible. A moistened brush with water should pick up any color left onto the waxed areas.
  16. Darken the mixture with some EZ-023 Midnight Blue to a medium-dark blue. Sponge the color to the right and lower sections of the filigree pattern. Try not to get any color onto the waxed areas of the background. Again, use a moistened brush to lift any remaining droplets of color on the waxed areas.
  17. Fire to Shelf Cone 04-03.
  18. Use a moistened Synthetic Sponge to wipe down the piece to remove any debris or unattached droplets of color left after the bisque firing. Check the piece carefully.
  19. Use CB-604 Soft Fan to apply 2-3 coats of S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing to the front of the platter.
  20. Apply 3-4 coats of FN-044 Yellow Orange to the back of the platter using CB-604 Soft Fan.
  21. Stilt and fire the platter to Shelf Cone 05-06.