Zodiac signs
Taurus 04/21 - 05/21
Taurus: 04/21 - 05/21

Astro series: white tiles decorated with signs of the zodiac

Taurus: 04/21 - 05/21

Astro series: white tiles decorated with signs of the zodiac using Pelikan paint.

The sign of the zodiac "Taurus": the tile painted with the bull motif using Pelikan PLAKA and PLAKA Lack.


With this issue of Teachers' Info we are presenting you with the 2 last signs of the zodiac. Alongside of the original idea, we are making complete templates available to you. These templates can be either copied on to the tile as they are or used to develop your own ideas. Simply download the sign template and the word template from the Internet and both possibilities are open to you.


This is what you need:

  1. A white tile (D-I-Y shop),
  2. Pelikan PLAKA in various shades of red (e.g. carmine, vermilion),
  3. Pelikan PLAKA-Lack metallic in Red and Pelikan water-based varnish,
  4. hair brushes in various sizes (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 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 Taurus motif to the tile using the Pelikan film carbon, Handifilm 205.

  4. Using a toothpick, scratch the outline of the motif out of the PLAKA coating, using the same method for larger areas. Paint the Taurus motif in Pelikan PLAKA-Lack metallic red.

  5. Once the tile is dry, paint the edge of the tile with PLAKA-Lack metallic red to create a "frame". 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: with a thick hair brush (size 12) carefully go once over the whole surface so that the paint does not disolve.


Overview of the painting templates:

complete template, script and symbol, only the script