Picture of Arctic Antlers

Arctic Antlers

Hot or cold drinks taste just a little better when enjoyed in this reindeer-adorned mug you make yourself! Celebrate the winter season with Duncan® Oh Four™ Bisque adorned with Concepts® Underglazes, French Dimensions™ and billowy snow accents.


  1. Wipe mug with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.
  2. Trace reindeer pattern on tracing paper.
  3. Place graphite paper between mug and tracing paper. Follow reindeer lines with pencil to transfer pattern onto mug.
  4. Paint two coats Light Delft around reindeer and background using No. 8 round brush. Let dry between coats.
  5. Pour puddles of Bright Brown, Black and a small puddle of Light Pink on palette.
  6. Paint three coats of Bright Brown on reindeer leaving nose, eyes and inner ear white. Let dry between coats.
  7. Using No. 4 Liner, paint three coats Black on antlers and nose. Let dry between coats.
  8. Paint two coats Black in pupils of eyes leaving a small, white spot for highlight. Let dry between coats.
  9. Paint two coats Light Pink on inside of ears. Let dry between coats.
  10. Stir SY Snow well with craft stick. Use paintbrush or stick to apply snow to top of head, antlers, and nose. Refer to photo. Let dry.
  11. Make small dots with French Dimensions Pure White to simulate falling snow. Let dry.
  12. Brush one thin coat of Pure Brilliance inside and outside of cup avoiding the snow. Let dry.
  13. Stilt and fire to witness cone 06.
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Posted by Suzie Shinseki

Suzie works as a Senior Designer at iLoveToCreate®. She has been involved with art since childhood, and her passion has continued throughout her life. She honed her natural talents by attending the Academy of Arts in San Francisco on scholarship, art classes at San Jose City College. She works with various media and substrates. You can find her masterpieces on painted signs, murals, people and animal portraiture, mold design, sculptures, ceramic projects and fabric paint designs. Her commercial endeavors include children’s coloring books, illustrative designs for bags, brochures and cards. Her exceptional illustration skills have brought her many jobs as a fashion illustrator for designers in Hong Kong and Hawaii.

What you need:


  • Foil or foam plate for palette
  • Container for water
  • Pencil
  • Graphite paper
  • Tracing paper, one 8 x 10” sheet
  • Potter’s sponge
  • Craft stick