Ant Parade

Products Used

  • DT-661 - 6" Unglazed Tile
  • FN-009 - Black
  • SC-15 - Tuxedo
  • SC-27 - Sour Apple
  • SC-34 - Down to Earth
  • SC-36 - Irish Luck
Decorating Accessories
  • BT-910 - Synthetic Sponges
  • CB-110 - #10/0 Liner
  • CB-604 - #4 Soft Fan
Additional Materials
  • Pencil
  • Raffia
  • Paper Towels
  • Download Project Pattern: Ant Parade
Project Info


  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan brush on 2 coats of FN-009 Black on the tile.
  3. Cut out the paper ants.
  4. Dampen the area for the ant placement. Place the paper ants on the tile and wet the paper with a brush of water. Press down paper with paper towels. This will press the paper into the glaze and avoid any leaking of glaze. Make sure you remember you ant placement.
  5. Brush on 2 coats of SC-27 Sour Apple over the tile and the paper ants.
  6. Pencil on a center stem and direction of the leaf veins.
  7. Brush back over the area with SC-27 Sour Apple under where the raffia will be placed. Place the raffia at angles (to mimic veining of a leaf) into the wet glaze then press with your fingers to get it to stick.
  8. Brush a coat of SC-36 Irish luck over the tile. Mix SC-27 Sour Apple with SC-36 Irish Luck to get variations of color.
  9. When the glaze begins to dry, remove the raffia and the paper ants.
  10. With CB-110 #10/0 Liner, stroke in a center vein with SC-34 Down To Earth.
  11. Paint on the ants legs with SC-15 Tuxedo.
  12. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 05/06.

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