Picture of A Gathering of Gingko

A Gathering of Gingko

Gather up vibrant Concepts® Underglazes to capture the beauty of gingko leaves on the perfect canvas – the Duncan Oh Four™ Snapshot Wide-Border Frame. Add your favorite photo and place in any room for a little garden of color.


1. Lightly wipe ware with a damp sponge to remove any bisque dust.

2. Using a pencil, lightly sketch in the design onto the front and back of frame.

3. Using the end of a large brush handle, add dots of Mask ‘n Peel® on a few of the leaves to represent water dots. Let Mask ‘n Peel® dry before painting.

4. Pour a puddle of Light Grey onto a piece of foil. Load the No. 6 Round brush with Light Grey and create the background Ginkgo leaves, pulling the strokes from the outer edge toward the base of the leaf. Let dry then repeat with a second coat.

5. Pour a puddle of Light Saffron onto the foil. Using the No. 6 Round brush, pull the strokes from the outer edge to the center portion of each leaf. Let dry and repeat with a second coat, showing some stroke marks for contour.

6. Pour puddles of Light Kiwi and Bright Kiwi onto foil. Using the No. 6 Round brush, slightly thin the Light Kiwi and pull the strokes from the base of the leaf toward the outer edge, pulling the color almost to the edge but leaving some of the Light Saffron still at the edge of the leaf. Add a second coat. Repeat step with the Bright Kiwi, pulling the strokes toward the center of the leaf.

7. Using the No. 1 Liner brush, add vein lines to each leaf, using Bright Kiwi on the green leaves and thinned Dark Black on the grey leaves. Let dry.

8. Remove the Mask ‘n Peel® dots on the leaves.

9. Slightly thin the Bright Kiwi and add a light wash over the dots on the leaves. Using the No. 1 Liner brush, add a comma-shaped stroke of Bright Kiwi to the bottom of each dot and a tiny stroke on the upper part of each dot.

10. Thoroughly shake the French Dimensions™ Pure White. Squeeze out a small amount onto the foil. Use the No. 1 Liner brush to add a tiny comma stroke on the upper portion of each dot, creating a highlight mark.

11. Using the No. 1 Liner or the No. 6 Round brush as needed, apply three flowing coats of Dark Kiwi to the remaining background area on the frame and detail between the leaves as needed.

12. Dip the entire piece in Pure Brilliance™ Clear Dipping Glaze. Shake off excess glaze and touch up any missed areas once glaze is dry.

13. Stilt and fire to witness cone 06.

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What you need:


  • Sponge
  • Pencil
  • Foil
  • Water container