Colorful Crab Canvas


Products Used

  • MB-1353 8" x 10" Canvas
  • SC-9 Jaded, SC-11 Blue Yonder, SC-12 Moody Blue, SC-15 Tuxedo, SC-16 Cotton Tail, SC-74 Hot Tamale, SC-75 Orange-A-Peel, SC-77 Glo Worm, SC-97 Cant-elope, SG-401 Black, SG-404 Blue, SG-409 Bright Green, SG-410 Bright Blue, S-2101 Crystal Clear

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner, CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner, CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, AB-834 Base Coat Brush, AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper, BT-910 Synthetic Sponge, SG-501 Sculpting Medium

Additional Materials

  • Pencil, Scissors, Squeegee
  • Download: Pattern
Colorful Crab COTM

Designer: Marcia Roullard


  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper, trace the pattern onto MB-1353 8" x 10" Clay Canvas with a pencil.
  3. Using CB-106 Script Liner, brush SC-77 Glo Worm to the top portion filling in the crab body. Next moving down the crab, brush SC-9 Jaded, then SC-11 Blue Yonder, and finally SC-12 Moody Blue all blending together.
    • Tip: Refer to the photo for color placement. 
  4. Using CB-106 #6 Script Liner and CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner, fill in the legs of the crab using the same technique and colors from above. Apply 2 heavy coats. Allow glaze to dry completely between coats.
  5. Cut out the pattern of the crab. Brush the back of the pattern with water and align it over the previously painted crab. 
    • Note: This will protect the painted crab during the next steps.
  6. With a squeegee, apply SG-501 Sculpting Medium in a clockwise motion moving outward, starting in the middle of the MB-1353 8" x 10" Canvas bisque. Also apply SG-501 Sculpting Medium to the sides of MB-1353 8" x 10" Clay Canvas. To prevent chipping, wipe away the excess SG-501 Sculpting Medium from the pattern cut out and bottom edges of MB-1353 8" x 10" Clay Canvas. Allow SG-501 Sculpting Medium to set.
  7. Wait until after the SG-501 Sculpting Medium has semi-dried and lost its' shine. Using AB-834 Base Coat Brush, apply SG-404 Blue, SG-409 Bright Green and SG-410 Bright Blue in a clockwise motion moving outward, starting in the middle of the MB-1353 8" x 10" Clay Canvas bisque. 
  8. Using CB-106 #6 Script Liiner, apply SG-401 Black to the sides of the MB-1353 8" x 10" Clay Canvas bisque.
  9. Remove the paper cut out pattern.
  10. If needed, make touch ups to the colors of the crab. 
  11. Using CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner, outline the crab with SC-15 Tuxedo or with SG-401 Black.
  12. Using CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 1 coat of S-2101 Crystal Clear to the front side of the MB-1352 8" x 10" Clay Canvas. Allow to dry.
  13. Stilt and fire to cone 06/05.

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