Picture of Thankful Perky Turkey

Thankful Perky Turkey

Here’s one turkey who’s happy to land on your plate this Thanksgiving! You’ll gobble up how easy it is to make when you start with the Duncan Oh Four™ Bisque Wavy Ware dinner plate and garnish with Satin Glazes™ and French Dimensions™ for an adorable turkey plate that’s waiting to be a part of your Thanksgiving décor.


  1. Wipe plate with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.
  2. To transfer pattern, place tracing paper onto plate and place pattern on top. Trace over pattern lines with pencil, transferring design onto plate.
  3. Shake bottles of paint well. Using No. 8 Round, paint three coats Neon Orange onto turkey body and wings. Let dry between each coat.
  4. Using No. 6 Round, paint three coats Neon Red onto head, neck and waddle. Let dry between each coat.
  5. Using No. 6 Round, paint three coats Neon Yellow in eyes, beak and feet. Let dry between each coat.
  6. Using 1” Glaze Brush, paint three coats Neon Yellow on the outer tail feathers. Let dry between coats.
  7. Using No. 8 Round, paint three coats Black to inner feathers around the turkey’s body and area around feet. Let dry between coats.
  8. Test the flow of French Dimensions™ colors on a paper towel. Note: If color is too thick, add a few drops of Thin ‘n Shade and mix with a craft stick and test product again.
  9. Using French Dimensions™ Black, draw around turkey’s eyes and waddle. Add dots for eyes as well as lines between orange feathers. Refer to photo.
  10. Using 1” Glaze Brush, paint three coats Neon Yellow on the back of the plate, drying between coats. Let dry.
  11. 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:


  • Container for water
  • Craft stick (optional)
  • Potter’s sponge
  • Foil or foam plate for palette
  • Pencil
  • Paper towels
  • Tracing paper – (1) 11x14” sheet