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Nautical Nachos Chip and Dip Plate

Ahoy snackers! Set a creative course to make a party saving snack dish using the Duncan® Oh Four® chip and dip plate! Add nautical style with bold stripes and solidly placed anchor sunk right in the middle of the dip area.


  1. Wipe plate with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.
  2. Trace anchor pattern on tracing paper and transfer pattern to center, dip area.
  3. From top of plate, measure approximately 1” down from edge of plate. Repeat on opposite side. Run a piece of tape across.
  4. Lay ruler on edge of plate and begin measuring 2” followed by 1½” all the way to the bottom. Repeat on the opposite side.
  5. Lay tape across leaving the 1½” spaces open. Push down the tape into the grooves so the paint will not seep under.      
  6. Brush or sponge three coats Bright Delft into the open spaces. Let dry. Remove tape.
  7. Using Liner, carefully outline anchor with Neon Red. Fill in remaining dip area surrounding anchor with three coats Neon Red. Let dry.
  8. If desired, paint center section on back of plate with three coats Neon Red. Let dry thoroughly.
  9. Brush two coats Pure Brilliance to anchor and white, bisque stripes. Repeat with back of plate. Let dry thoroughly.
  10. Brush a light coat of Pure Brilliance to entire plate. Let dry.
  11. Stilt 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
  • Foil or foam plate for palette
  • Paper towel
  • Painter’s tape
  • Ruler, 12”
  • Tracing paper
  • Pencil