Zodiac signs
Sagittarius 11/23 - 12/21
Sagittarius: 11/23 - 12/21

Astro series: white tiles painted with signs of the Zodiac using Pelikan Plaka.

Sagittarius: 11/23 - 12/21

Astro series white tiles painted with signs of the Zodiac using Pelikan Plaka.

The sign of the Zodiac Sagittarius: The tile painted with Sagittarius motif using Pelikan PLAKA and PLAKA Lack.


In this 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:


  1. A white tile (D-I-Y shop),
  2. Pelikan PLAKA in yellow-green and green,
  3. Pelikan PLAKA Lack in metallic silver and Pelikan water-based clear varnish,
  4. brushes in the sizes (2, 3, 12),
  5. toothpick,
  6. a sheet of Pelikan carbon paper Handifilm 205 for transferring the motif to the painted tile.


Instructions - the example of Scorpion

  1. Sprinkle the tile with the red 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. Transfer the Cancer motif to the tile using the Pelikan film carbon, Handifilm 205.
    Place the sheet of carbon paper between the tile and the pattern and go over the motif carefully with a pencil. In this way the outline of the motif is transferred to the tile.

  4. Use this method for the larger areas and then using Pelikan PLAKA Lack metallic gold paint the Scorpion sign.

  5. Use the same paint to paint a frame approximately 0.5 cm in width around the tile. By the way, a wavy edge makes a more dynamic impression.

  6. Coat the whole tile with Pelikan water-based varnish. By doing this, your artwork will be protected from abrasion.

    Important! Apply the varnish with one brush stroke only.


Overview of the painting templates:

complete template, script and symbol, only the script