Picture of Tropical Friend Small Fish Plate

Tropical Friend Small Fish Plate

This guy looks like he jumped right out of the ocean onto your table! His bright and beautiful markings capture attention whether you use it to serve up tasty tidbits or exhibit him in an aquatic display. 

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

  1. Wipe ware with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.
  2. Sketch fish design on plate as desired.
  3. Brush three coats Neon Green on inner silhouette of fish. Let dry.
  4. Brush three coats Neon Orange to center and outer area of fish. Let dry.
  5. Brush three coats Neon Blue to fin and eye. Let dry.
  6. Paint four diagonal lines in Black for fins on top and bottom of fish.
  7. Paint mouth, stripes in fin and Neon Green area of fish with Black.
  8. Use Black to paint pupil, outline eye and fin and make lines in tail.
  9. Paint in between Black lines in tail with a line of Neon Blue. Let dry thoroughly.
  10. Brush a light coat of Pure Brilliance to fish and two solid coats on back. 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
  • Clean plate for palette
  • Pencil