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Holiday Treats Tree

Serve your holiday treats on a festive tree-shaped platter adorned with color and creativity! Combine Duncan® Oh Four® Bisque pieces with shades of green and Aleene’s® 2-Part Liquid Epoxy Adhesive™ for a custom tiered serving platter that’s as fun to decorate as it is to use.

Instructions

1.  Wipe all ware with damp sponge to remove any bisque dust.

2. Lay out three Coupe plates and place desired Bud Vase on center of each plate. Use a pencil to lightly trace around base of vases to mark placement of vase for gluing. Note: The Dinner Plate will serve as the base tier, the Salad and Dessert Plates will serve as the middle tiers (in size order) and the Ring Dish will serve as the top tier.

3. Flip Salad Plate over and place top of vase traced on Dinner Plate in the center on the backside of the Salad Plate. Trace around top of vase to mark placement of vase for gluing. Repeat with vase from Salad Plate on backside of Dessert Plate, and vase from Dessert Plate onto backside of Ring Dish.

DINNER PLATE: 
4. Brush two coats of White onto plate, painting around the tracing in the center (leave uncovered by color). Let dry.

5. Measure a 1” thick border around rim of plate. Divide border into approximately 1½” sections (need not be exact), marking with pencil. For every fifth section around border, divide the section into three equal parts (for painting in black and white stripes).

6. Brush three coats of the following colors in order in the sections around border: Neon Green, Aqua Shimmer, Neon Yellow, Green Shimmer, then Black-White-Black in the fifth striped section. Repeat sequence around remainder of border. Let dry. 

7. Test Black Licorice French Dimensions on paper towel for fluidity. Create dots around base of border, as well as in between color sections (excluding between black and white stripes). Let dry completely.

SALAD PLATE:
8. Repeat above steps, tracing a ¾” thick border around rim around edge with 1½” sections, creating approximately 17 sections. There will only be one black and white striped section for this plate.

DESSERT PLATE: 
9. Repeat process used with Dinner Plate, creating a ½” thick rim around edge of plate and with approximately 1½” sections. Paint in sections with same colors, fitting in about three black and white striped sections. Let dry.

BUD VASES: 
10. Divide each vase into horizontal stripes (stripes do not have to be equal width). Brush in three coats of each color, alternating in same color sequence and working in black and white stripes as shown. Leave bottoms unpainted.

11. Create dots of Black Licorice in between each of the striped sections. Let dry.

RING DISH: 
12. Brush three coats of Aquamarine Shimmer onto backside of ring dish and 2 coats of Pure Brilliance onto topside. Let dry.

FINISHING:
13. For plates, brush two coats of Pure Brilliance onto backsides of plate and one light coat onto fronts, omitting the sections in the centers where vases will be glued.

14. For vases, brush one coat of Pure Brilliance onto outsides, leaving bases uncovered.

15. Stilt plates in kiln and dryfoot vases. Fire to cone 06.

16. Once pieces have been fired and have completely cooled, glue together with epoxy to create tiered server.

STAR: 
17. Brush three coats of Heirloom Silver onto star. Let dry completely. Stilt and fire to cone 04.

18. Glue star to top of tiered server as shown.

 

 

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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:


Miscellaneous:

  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Container for water
  • Potter's sponge
  • Foil or foam plate for palette
  • Paper towels