Ladybug's Sunflower


Products Used

  • 6" Tile
  • SS-3 Honey Toast
  • SS-19 Country Sage
  • SS-29 Dew Drop Blue
  • SS-111 Brightest Yellow
  • SS-135 White
  • SS-138 Flat Black
  • SS-176 Christmas Red
  • SS-198 Chocolate
  • SS-276 Forest Green
  • SS-376 Limeburst
  • AC-501 Gloss Sealer

Decorating Accessories

  • ST-129 Mini Fern Stamp
  • SL-435 Curlicues Stencil
  • AC-310 Silkscreen Medium
  • DSS-0113 Bugs
  • AB-834 #3/4 Base Coat Brush
  • CB-408 #8 Pointed Round
  • CB-110 #10/0 Liner
  • CB-404 #4 Pointed Round
  • CB-202 #2 Detail

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • 2" Foam Roller
  • Palette Knife
  • Saral Tracing Paper
  • Download: Pattern


MIdwest Ceramic Show MakenTake2
Designer: Marcia Roullard


  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Use the AB-834 Basecoat Brush to brush the tile with SS-376 Limeburst, in sections, add some SS-111 Brightest Yellow to the brush for variation in color.
  3. Tape off an inch on the left side of the tile, use SS-276 Forest Green to apply with a foam roller to the ST-129 Mini Fern Stamp, stamp to the taped off area.
  4. Remove the tape, lay the SL-435 Curlicues Stencil to the tile but not over the stamped area, roll on one coat of SS-29 Dew Drop Blue over the stencil with a 2" foam roller.
  5. Trace on the sunflower pattern with Saral tracing paper.
  6. Brush the petal with SS-111 Brightest Yellow, shade the left side with SS-3 Honey Toast, and the right side with SS-135 mixed with SS-111 Brightest Yellow, use CB-408 Pointed Round.
  7. Brush the center with SS-19 Country Sage, darken the edges and into the center with SS-276 Forest Green, shade around the edges with thinned SS-198 Chocolate. Use CB-408 Pointed round.
  8. Brush SS-19 Country Sage to the leaves and stem, shade with SS-276 Forest Green.
  9. Outline the petals and the leaves with thinned SS-198 Chocolate with CB-404 Pointed Round. Outline again with SS-138 Flat Black use CB-110 Liner.
  10. Thicken SS-138 Flat Black with AC-310 Silkscreen Medium using a palette knife to a thick paste, use the lady bug screen from DSS-0113 Bugs. Rub the thickened SS-138 Flat Back over the screen with the shiny side down, repeat for the second ladybug without cleaning the screen. Clean the screen.
  11. Use CB-202 Detail to brush SS-176 Christmas Red onto the ladybugs shell.
  12. Brush with AC-501 Gloss Sealer on the ladybugs and flower only 2 coats.

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