Materials: Post-it notes (or paper), sponge, towel, water, scissors, underglaze, wax resist, needle tool
1.) I cut all of my stencils from Post-it notes. The paper is thin and works really well for this! Put a towel down and wet the stencil with a clean sponge.
2.) Lay the stencil onto leather-hard clay. Go around the edge with your finger to make sure it's completely adhered to the clay.
3.) Brush a coat of underglaze onto the stencil. Let it dry and brush another coat on if needed.
4.) When the underglaze is completely dry, brush a coat of wax resist over it.
5.) When the wax is completely dry, use a needle tool to carve into the clay.
7.) Paint underglaze colors into the carvings.
8.) When the underglaze is dry, use a sponge to wipe the excess color away.