Pink Floral Dinnerware
Designed and Created by Bonnie Peterson




  • Hobby Colorobbia bisque MHC 0470 Dinner Plate

  • Hobby Colorobbia bisque MHC 0467 Salad Plate

Bruce Locke Brushes

  • #8 Round Sable

  • #12 Square Sable Shader

  • #8 Square sable Shader

  • #6 W. G. Fan Brush

Hobby Colorobbia Florentine Glazes

  • FDG 500 Detailing Black

  • FDG 504 Chianti Wine

  • FDG 505 Pink Carnation

  • FDG 506 Goldenrod

  • FDG 507 Straw Hat

  • FDG 509 Mango

  • FDG 510 Florentine Green

  • FDG 511 Bright Yellow

  • FDG 517 Foliage Green

  • FDG 518 Chartreuse

  • HC 0001 Transparent Glaze



  1. Thoroughly sponge MHC 0470 Dinner Plate and MHC 0467 Salad Plate.

  2. Either sketch the flowered design or trace flowers using NCR paper.

  3. On the dinner plate, place the flowers on the inside of the plate rim.

  4. On the salad plate, place the flowers on the outside rim.

  5. Fully load # 8 Round Sable brush with FDG 505 Pink Carnation.

  6. Fill in the flowers pulling the color from petal end toward base of petals.

  7. Make each petal using three strokes starting on the outside edges, and do not smooth out the strokes.  Apply 3 coats of color in this manner. 

  8. Apply fully loaded #8 Round Sable brush with FDG 518 Chartreuse.

  9. Paint the leaves from the base to leaf points. This will be a press, lay-down, lift stroke. 

  10. Using a #12 Square Sable Shader, corner load with FDG 504 Chianti Wine.

  11. Shade around the flower center. 

  12. Using the #12 Square Sable Shader, corner load with FDG 504 Chianti Wine and form a "c" stroke in the center of the end of each petal.

  13. Corner load #8 Square Sable Shader with FDG 517 Foliage Green.

  14. Shade area at the base of each leaf next to the flower. 

  15. Corner load #8 Square Sable Shader with FDG 510 Florentine Green.

  16. Shade both edges of the leaf stroking to the point of the leaf.

  17. Apply full coat of FDG 511 Bright Yellow to the entire center of each flower.

  18. Shade the left side of that area with FDG 506 Goldenrod.

  19. Shade the right side with FDG 509 Mango.

  20. Using Mango, also apply a small blob of paint to several of the leaves to give them a highlight. Do not be concerned with making these even: if they are uneven, it adds to their unique look.

  21. Apply three good coats of FG 505 Pink Carnation to the inside border of the rim.

  22. Using a #8 Square Sable Shader, also apply in a straight line to form stripes from the inside edge of the rim to the outside edge of the rim. Use colors of your choice in the combination that you like. This looks best if you use colors that you have used in the flowered area.

  23. Using FDG 507 Straw Hat, draw spirals in the center of the plate. To shade these spirals, draw a second spiral using FDG 506 Goldenrod next to the line of the first color.

  24. Adding a small amount of FDG 517 Foliage Green to FDG 510 Florentine Green and using the wooden end of your brush, make dots in the center of the plate in balance with the yellow spirals, and make dots around the center of each flower. Using this color, apply squiggly lines around the Carnation Pink border near the rim. Squiggly lines nelp hide the fact that you can't draw a straight line.

  25. Using FDG 500 Detailing Black, vein the leaves, outline the flowers and the leaves, and apply small dots around the center of the flowers.

  26. When dry, apply two coats of HC 0001 Transparent Glaze with a #6 W.G. Fan Brush.

  27. Fire to cone 06 using a 20-minute hold.