Zodiac signs
Cancer 06/22 - 07/23
Cancer: 06/22 - 07/23

Astro series: white tiles painted with signs of the zodiac.

Cancer: 06/22 - 07/23

Astro series: white tiles painted with signs of the zodiac.

The birth sign Cancer: This tile shows the sign of Cancer that has been painted with Pelikan PLAKA and PLAKA-Lack.


In each edition of Teacher Info we are presenting one of the signs of the Zodiac. Along with the original idea we are providing complete painting templates, including the sign motif. The motif of your choice can be copied exactly or used to develop your own ideas. Just download painting templates or text templates from the Internet.

This is what you need:
White tile (from D-I-Y shop), Pelikan PLAKA in various shades of green (e.g. green/medium green), Pelikan PLAKA-Lack Metallic in green and Pelikan water-based varnish, hair paintbrushes in various sizes (2/3/12), tooth pick, Pelikan film carbon - Handifilm 205 - this specially coated foil will enable you to transfer the design onto the painted tile.

Here's how:


  1. Sprinkle the tile with the green PLAKA paint keeping the different shades slightly apart. By diluting the PLAKA slightly beforehand with water the shades will run better.
  2. Tip the tile in different directions so that the paint runs and the shades mix. Once you have made an attractive pattern, leave the tile to dry. This method produces amazing colour progressions which encourage experimenting.
  3. Once the tile is dry, paint the edge of the tile with PLAKA-Lack Metallic green to create a "frame". By the way, a wavy edge makes a more dynamic impression.
  4. Transfer the Cancer motif to the tile using the Pelikan film carbon, Handifilm 205.
  5. Using a toothpick, scratch the outline of the motif out of the PLAKA coating, using the same method for larger areas. Paint the Cancer motif in Pelikan PLAKA-Lack Metallic green.
  6. Coat the whole tile with Pelikan water-based varnish. By doing this, your artwork will be protected from abrasion.



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