Colorful Tree


Products Used

  • MB-1353 8"x10" Clay Canvas
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • UG-19 Electra Blue
  • UG-21 Leaf Green
  • UG-46 Bright Yellow
  • UG-87 Regal Purple
  • UG-97 Bright Blue
  • UG-204 Orange
  • UG-206 Fire Engine Red
Decorating Accessories
  • AC-230 Clay Carbon
  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponge
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • SG-501 Sculpting Medium
Color Wheel Tree
Additional Materials
  • Pencil
  • Sgraffito Tool or Bamboo Skewer
  • Download: Pattern
Project Info
  • Designer: Marcia Roullard


  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. With a pencil and AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper, trace on the tree pattern.
  3. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, and CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 2 coats of SC-15 Tuxedo.
  4. Pour or splat the SG-501 Sculpting Medium between the branches. Using your finger, swirl the SG-501 Sculpting Medium into a spiral, try to stay off of the tree.
  5. Continue around the tree until all the background has spirals.
  6. Before the SG-501 Sculpting Medium is dry, use a sgraffito tool or bamboo skewer to remove the SG-501 Sculpting Medium from the tree and branches. Fill in any areas where needed with the SG-501 Sculpting Medium.
  7. Apply another coat of SC-15 Tuxedo to the tree.
  8. Start at the center of the spirals with the UG-46 Bright Yellow, swirl 1 coat then add UG-204 Orange to the UG-46 Bright Yellow as you work up the canvas to the left side, do one swirl with just the UG-204 Orange, then add UG-206 Fire Engine Red to the UG-204 Orange brush for some spirals.
  9. Working down the left side, add UG-87 Regal Purple to the UG-206 Fire Engine Red brush, then just the UG-87 Regal Purple.
  10. On the right side of the canvas, UG-46 Bright Yellow, is used and tinted with UG-21 Leaf Green, UG-97 Bright Blue is used, and tinted with the UG-21 Leaf Green, one swirl is UG-19 Electra Blue; 1 coat.
  11. Some of the Underglaze may overlap the branches, go over again with the SC-15 Tuxedo.
  12. With a damp sponge, remove any excess color product from the sides of the canvas.
  13. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 2-3 coats of SC-15 Tuxedo. Allow to dry.
  14. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06/05.

Who We Are

Our purpose, history and policies

About Us Warranty & Freeze Policy

Site Map

Where To Buy

Looking for a ceramic studio, retailer or wholesaler?

Find a Location

Project Library

Step by Step Instructions from the Professionals at Mayco.

Project library

New Projects