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1. Lightly wipe ware with a damp sponge to prepare surface for painting.
2. Using a fine tipped detail writer, paint a point in the center of your plate. From there, paint lines coming out from the center and divide the plate into sections. (We used 8 sections, or 4 long lines) Now that you have your sections, connect them, with curved lines starting from the center and rotating outwards.
3. While the spider web dries, place a paper plate upside down on top of the center of the plate. Trim around the edges with scissors to fit in place.
4. Dip a sponge into a mixture of the Bright and Dark Grape, the cover the edges of the plate with the paint mixture. Tip: for a sponge effect has more noticeable crevices, lightly touch your painted sponge onto a piece of paper before you apply the paint to the piece.
5. Dip a paintbrush into Dark Black and splatter around the rim of the plate.
6. To create the spider in the center of the platter, paint the child's hand with a thick coat of black (except for the fingertips.) Then, using a small brush, fill in the fingertips with Bright Grape. Firmly press the individual hands onto the platter, counting to five and then lifting straight up. Tip: Any thin spots can be touched up by dipping a fingertip in paint!
7. Create the mouth by using a thin brush to outline a smiley face with fangs in Really White. We used Neon Green to create the eyes, and filled in the centers with a combination of Dark Black and Really White.
8. Write a name or message along the edge of the platter with a Detail Writer.
9. Let Dry. Dip in Pure Brilliance Clear Glaze. Fire to cone 06.