Uncle Sam Top Hat


Products Used

  • MB1406 Top Hat
  • FN-001 White
  • FN-004 Red
  • FN-006 Blue

Decorating Accessories

  • MC-002 12mm (1/2")
  • Low Tack Masking Tape
  • CB-604 Soft Fan
  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponge

Miscellaneous Supplies


Designer: Adena Griffith


  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. From the pattern, cut out enough paper stars to go around the base (right below the rim).
  3. Apply 2 coats of FN-001 White to the top of the hat using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan.
  4. Right below the rim of the hat, apply the stars to the FN-001 White before it is completely dry. If you find it will not stick dip your brush into water and rewet the white.
  5. Once the FN-001 White is completely dry, apply the MC-002 12mm (1/2") Low Tack Masking Tape in a vertical stripe pattern to the top portion of the hat. Be sure to create a separation between section using the tape. Refer to the image for reference.
  6. Apply 3 coats of the FN-006 Blue to the lower part of the hat using the CB-604 Soft Fan brush.
  7. Apply 3 coats of FN-004 Red over the striped section using the CB-604 Soft Fan brush.
  8. Once the designed part is almost dry, remove the tape.
  9. Apply 3 coats of FN-004 Red to the rest of the bisque form including the inside of the top hat.
  10. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

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