Cubist Gingerbread Man

Picking up on the style of Pablo Picasso's masks.

Products Used

  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • Assorted Stroke & Coat Colors
Decorating Accessories
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-604 - #4 Soft Fan
  • BT-910 - Synthetic Sponges
Additional Materials
  • Moist Clay cone 04/06
  • ¼" Wooden Slats
  • Canvas
  • Rolling Pin
  • Fettling Knife
  • Pencil
  • Needle Tool
  • Download Project Pattern: Gingerbread
Project Info


  1. Roll out clay ¼" thick using a rolling pin on canvas.
  2. Trace gingerbread pattern onto the clay, except for the slits.
  3. Using a Clean Up Tool cut out and remove the excess clay without moving the gingerbread man.
  4. Use the CD-780 Design Press Tools and CD-1072 Spiral Press Tools to add designs onto the gingerbread man.
  5. Use the paper template provided to cut out the slits with the Clean Up Tool, being careful not to move the clay gingerbread man.
  6. Thin SC-15 Tuxedo. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply a wash of SC-15 Tuxedo over the piece to give it an antique look.
  7. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 2 coats of various colors of Stroke & Coat glazes to the piece.
  8. Let dry. Thin S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing and brush 1 coat over the top of the piece.
  9. Bisque fire to shelf cone 06.