Zodiac signs
Aries 03/21 - 04/20
Aries: 03/21 - 04/20

Astro series: Aries the ram painted with Pelikan PLAKA - on a white tile.

Aries: 03/21 - 04/20

Astro series: Aries the ram painted with Pelikan PLAKA - on a white tile.

A decorated tile painted with Pelikan Plaka
and PLAKA Lack with the sign of Aries as motif.


In each edition of Teachers' Info we are presenting one of the signs of the Zodiac. Along with the original idea we are providing you with a complete set of templates, including for example, your own sign of the zodiac. Of course, these can be used to develop your own ideas. The templates for designs and script can be downloaded from the Internet. It is up to you if you design your own sign or use the templates.


This is what you need:


  1. A white tile (D-I-Y shop),
  2. Pelikan PLAKA in various shades of red (e.g. signal red and orange),
  3. Pelikan Klarlack (water-based varnish),
  4. hair brushes in various sizes (Gr. 2/3/12),
  5. tooth pick,
  6. Pelikan carbon paper Handifilm 205 - this specially coated foil will enable you to transfer the design on to the tile... .


  1. Sprinkle the tile with the Pelikan PLAKA 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 in red to produce a "frame". A wavy edge makes a more dynamic impression.

  4. Transfer the Aries design to the tile using a pencil. If this proves to be too difficult free-hand, use the Pelikan carbon paper.

  5. Using the tooth pick, scratch out the outline and white areas of the motif from the PLAKA coating.

  6. Use Pelikan PLAKA Lack to paint the sign of the Zodiac.

  7. Once finished, coat the whole tile with Pelikan Klarlack. By doing this, your artwork will be protected from abrasion.

    Important: with a thick hair brush (Gr. 12) carefully go once over the whole surface so that the paint does not disolve.


Overview of the templates:

Complete template, Developed template, Only the script