Stained Glass Dragonfly

Products Used

  • MB-976 - Free Form Plaque
  • SC-4 - Salsa
  • SC-6 - Sunkissed
  • SC-7 - Leapin' Lizard
  • SC-11 - Blue Yonder
  • SC-15 - Tuxedo
  • SC-18 - Rosey Posey
  • SC-43 - Lettuce Alone
  • SC-70 - Pink-A-Dot
Decorating Accessories
  • AC-220 - Detailer Bottle
  • AC-230 - Clay Carbon Paper
  • BT-910 - Synthetic Sponges
  • CB-308 - #8 Flat Shader
  • CB-408 - #8 Pointed Round
  • CB-604 - #4 Soft Fan
  • AC-306 - Clay Mender
Additional Materials
Project Info


  1. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe your bisque to remove any dust or dirt.
  2. Using tracing paper, have each of them trace the dragonfly design provided onto their bisque.
  3. Make a color wash by mixing equal amounts of water with SC-43 Lettuce Alone on your palette. Then, using your soft fan brush, apply 1 coat as evenly as possible to the background of the piece (all around the dragonfly - try not to get any on the dragonfly).
  4. Next, using the CB-308 Flat Shader, make a border around your piece by loading your brush with SC-15 Tuxedo. Place your brush approximately ¼" inside the rim of the plate and pulling it directly outward. Then, move the brush to the left, leaving a 1" gap from the last stroke, and repeat this process. This will create a semi-checkered border (see photo sample).
  5. Using SC-4, 6, 7, 11, 18, 43, and 70 fill in the various sections of the dragonfly's wings. Apply two coats of glaze to each section. Use the project photo as a guide - repeating the exact color pattern and placement is not as critical as is choosing shades and the colors you place next to them. Imagine what a dragonfly's wings look like and try to capture the iridescent quality of their wings.
  6. Using SC-4 Salsa paint the dragonfly's mouth.
  7. Use SC-6, 11, 18 and 70 to fill in the sections of the Dragonfly's body. Again, apply no more than two coats.
  8. Now, it is time to add the "iron piping." Carefully and slowly squeeze the writing tip bottle filled with AC-306 Clay Mender and trace over the lines of the dragonfly. The dimension of the clay mender will hold up during firing.

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