How To Tuesday: Flying Bats Footprint Plate

October 23, 2012

We love coming across new ideas and funky designs at All Fired Up, and we want to share some of these great ideas with you! So we’re starting a series of blog posts called “How To Tuesday” where we show you different techniques and styles to help inspire and amaze you! Our first idea comes from The Painted Zebra and is just in time for Halloween!

Materials Needed:

  • Any Dinner-sized Plate
  • Glaze Colors:
    • Black
    • White
    • Orange Sherbet
  • Black Paint Pen
  • Medium & Small Round Brush
  • Pencil


  1. Wipe down the piece with a damp sponge to make sure that no dust or dirt has settled on the piece.
  2. Paint you or your child’s foot Black and press firmly onto the plate, wiggling each toe gently down to make a good print. Make sure to leave enough room on either side of the footprints to paint in wings later. Repeat print with second foot.
  3. Use a medium round brush to paint in wings on each side in Black, making sure the heel is at the top of the plate, as the head.  Paint a second coat of black for the wings.
  4. Use a pencil to sketch in “Trick or Treat”  in the empty space and then paint overtop with a small brush with Orange Sherbet glaze. Once dry, outline with a Black paint pen.
  5. Paint in details in White with a small brush – add highlights on the wings, eyes, and fangs. Once the eyes are dry, add a black dot for pupils in the eyes.
  6. Turn the plate over and paint two coats of black paint all over. Once dry, use a pencil eraser dipped in black paint to add dots around the edge.
  7. Write your name or initials on the back of your piece with a paintbrush or paint pen. (Please note: Pen or pencil will not show up after the firing process.)

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