Leafy Appetizer Platter

By  Suzie Shinseki  for  Duncan Enterprises


  • Chef Entrée Dish (#24813)
  • Concepts Underglazes for Bisque & Majolica: Light Saffron; Bright Olive; Dark Olive; Dark Briarwood
  • French Dimensions Underglaze: French Briarwood
  • Envision Clear Brush-On Glaze


  • Brushes*: Signature Fan Glaze, #6; Discovery Flat Opaque, #10
  • Silk sponge
  • Foil
  • Clear self-adhesive shelf paper
  • Craft knife

Pattern - Leafy Appetizer Platter

  • 1. Wipe ware with damp sponge to remove dust.
  • 2. Lay plate face down onto paper towel.
  • 3. Soften sponge in water and squeeze dry.
  • 4. Pour a puddle of Dark Olive onto foil. Dip sponge into paint. Pounce three coats of Dark Olive onto back of plate, letting dry between coats.
  • 5. For stencil, cut shelf paper to same size as plate. Print and cut out pattern. Place shelf paper over pattern, shiny side up. Trace with pencil. Use craft knife to cut out stencil openings.
  • 6. Cut upper section with three leaves from stencil. Adhere onto recessed section of front of place, running fingernail around edges to ensure a tight seal.
  • 7. Smooth remaining stencil onto plate, creating a slight angle to follow flow of upper section. Lightly draw stem.
  • 8. Pour a puddle of Bright Olive onto clean foil. Pounce 2 coats of Bright Olive onto leaves, letting dry between coats.
  • 9. Pour small puddle of Dark Olive onto foil. Pounce a small amount of Dark Olive onto base of each leaf, blending into lighter color. Let dry. Remove stencil.
  • 10. Pour a puddle of Light Saffron onto foil. Lightly pounce a random pattern of Light Saffron onto background and onto some parts of leaves, leaving some white areas. Let dry.
  • 11. Pour a small amount of Dark Briarwood onto foil. Dilute to ink consistency, using a small amount of water. Dip flat opaque brush into mixture. Pushing bristles back with finger, spatter mixture over plate. Repeat until desired effect is achieved. Let dry.
  • 12. Warm bottle of French Briarwood in cup of hat water to soften. Squeeze onto paper towel to test fluidity. Add vein lines on leaves and draw several broken lines for stem, following curvature of leaves. Let dry.
  • 13. Use fan glaze brush to apply one coat of Diamond Clear onto back of plate and two coats onto front of plate.
  • 14. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06.
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  • Note
  • 1. For best results, read all instructions before beginning project. Refer to photo for color and design placement.