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X Marks the Spot Plate

Square corners or a big X, no matter how you look at it, this plate it’s full of interesting creativity! The contrasting blue hues help it jump off the plate!

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

  1. Wipe plate with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.
  2. Brush 3-4 coats of Heather to front of plate. Let dry.
  3. If desired, brush back of plate with Heather or three coats Dark Nautical. Let dry thoroughly.
  4. Trace and transfer pattern on to plate.
  5. Paint design with two coats Dark Nautical drying between coats. Let dry.
  6. Stilt plate 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
  • Tracing paper