Picture of Plenty of Patriotism Plate

Plenty of Patriotism Plate

Perfect for your Fourth of July party, this USA-flag inspired platter lets you get snacking with patriotic spirit and flair. Top with your favorite red, white and blue appetizers or desserts and sit back and watch the fireworks.

  1. Wipe platter with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.
  2. Use pencil and tracing paper to transfer pattern to plate.
  3. Use star pattern to trace 5 stars on shelf paper. Cut out.
  4. Remove backing from stars and position on left side of flag image.
  5. Run a piece of masking tape down on the left side where the stripes begin.
  6. Begin placing masking tape under the stripes to be painted with the Neon Red.
  7. Brush three coats of Neon Red to taped off stripes. Let dry.
  8. Remove tape under stripes and the one separating the star section.
  9. Lay a strip of tape down over the edge of the Neon Red stripes.
  10. Paint the stars section with three coats of Bright Delft. Let dry.
  11. Remove star stickers. Let dry thoroughly.
  12. Brush one coat of Pure Brilliance to white, bisque areas. Let dry.
  13. Brush a second coat over the white areas and a light coat to the painted areas of plate. Let dry.
  14. Brush two coats Pure Brilliance on back of plate. Let dry.
  15. 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 towels
  • Clear adhesive backed shelf paper
  • Tracing paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Masking tape, ¼”