Crackle Door Knob Box


Products Used

  • MB-1433 Door Knob Box
  • SC-74 Hot Tamale, SC-97 Cant-elope, SC-29 Blue Grass, SC-75 Orange A Peel, SC-15 Tuxedo, CC-101 Clear Crackle, SS-138 Flat Black />

Decorating Accessories

  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponge, DSS-105 Stripes, DSS-112 Flowers, AC-310 Silkscreen Medium, CB-604 Soft Fan, CB-106 Script Liner

Miscellaneous Supplies

  • 2-3 Palette knife, rubber squeegee


Designer: Marcia Roullard


  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Place some SC-75 Orange A Peel, SC-74 Hot Tamale, SC-29 Blue Grass SC-97 Cant-elope, and SC-15 Tuxedo on a palette or tile and sprinkle some AC-310 Silkscreen Medium on top. Use a palette knife to mix the color and medium to the consistency of peanut butter. If the mix is to thin add more AC-310 Silkscreen Medium and if the mixture is too thick add more color. Too thin of a mixture will bleed under the screen and give you a blurred image. Too thick a mixture will make it hard for the product to penetrate through the holes in the screen and give you blank areas in your screen. Position the screen on the piece and hold in place, starting in the center of the screen, rub the mixture onto the screen with your finger. Lift a corner up to check if you are applying enough color. Remove the screen and wash with water. Here is a link on how to use AC-310 Silkscreen medium video.
  3. Screen with the shiny side up using various flowers from the silkscreen DSS-112 Flowers, on the face of the door knob box with the thickened colors, omitting SC-15 Tuxedo. Screen to fill in the space with your finger.
  4. Use CB-110 Liner to make small dots on the empty spaces.
  5. Screen the stripe with the shiny side up on the side of the box with the thickened SC-12 Tuxedo, use a rubber squeegee.
  6. Brush two coats of SC-15 Tuxedo on the edge trim with CB-106 Script Liner.
  7. When dry, brush with three coats of CC-101 Transparent Crackle use CB-604 Soft Fan.
  8. Fire to a witness cone 05/06.
  9. Let the cracks develop over a couple of days when taken out of the kiln. Thin SS-138 Flat Black and water with a 50/50 mixture and brush over the crackle. Let the color seep in the cracks. Wipe off excess using a paper towel or old t-shirt
  10. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan Brush, paint three coats of SG-722 Seawind to the fin and tail of the fish. 
  11. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan Brush, paint two coats of S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing glaze to the body of the fish.
  12. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06