Picture of Haitian Beauty Hibiscus Plate

Haitian Beauty Hibiscus Plate

Use Duncan® Concepts® colors to add natural hues on the large, showy petals on this national flower of Haiti for a beautiful serving dish or display piece. 

For best results, please read all instructions before beginning project. Refer to photo for color and design placement.

  1. Wipe plate with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.
  2. Brush three coats Dark Straw on back and sides of plate. Let dry.
  3. Using Fan Glaze brush, brush a coat of Dark Straw on outer rim area of plate.
  4. Using same brush, dip into Light Honeysuckle and from center of plate brush outward into the Dark Straw allowing brush hairs to feather into the yellow. Let dry. Repeat two more times. Let dry.
  5. Brush a coat of Dark Straw on sepal and wipe back to reveal some white.
  6. Use Stylus Tool to scratch fine lines from center of each petal to reveal white bisque in the Honeysuckle areas.
  7. Use Liner brush to pain a coat of Dark Wine coming from center of flower and alongside of sepal.
  8. Paint Black spots in each petal surrounding sepal. 
  9. Dip Liner brush in Dark Wine and define petals. Let dry well.
  10. Brush a coat of Pure Brilliance to plate. Let dry.
  11. Stilt plate on kiln shelf and fire to 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:


  • Potter’s sponge
  • Container for water
  • Clean plate for palette