Union Flag

Products Used

  • MB-1353 8" x10" Clay Canvas
  • SC-12 Moody Blue
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-34 Down To Earth
  • SC-76 Cara-bein Blue
  • SC-86 Old Lace
  • SC-87 Ruby Slippers
  • SC-92 Cafe Ole'
  • NC-CLR or S-2101 Clear Glaze 

Decorating Accessories

  • DSS-0126 Global Travel
  • AC-310 Silkscreen Medium
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • 1/2" Tape
  • 1/4" TZape
  • Feather
  • Shop Paper Towel
  • 2" Foam Roller
  • Download: Pattern


409.Union Flag
Designer: Marcia Roullard


  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque.  Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. With CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, brush on one coat of SC-86 Old Lace to the top of the canvas.
  3. Wet the shop paper towel, squeeze out excess water, open and lay flat. Squeeze SC-86 Old Lace onto the paper towel, squeeze a small amount of SC-92 Cafe Ole' in small squirts evenly on the paper towel.  Fold the towel in half, then open and fold in the opposite direction. Open the towel - the glaze should cover the surface of the towel. It it does not, apply more glaze. Open the towel and place over the canvas. With a dry foam roller, roll the back of the towel.
  4. Remove the towel, roll over the wet color with the dry foam roller, this will remove the top layer of wet glaze, revealing the mottled Old Lace underneath for a distressed look. Let dry.
  5. Once dry, use AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper to trace the pattern onto the canvas. It is best to use a ruler for the straight lines.  
  6. Use 1/4" and 1/2" tape to mask out the light stripe sections of the flag. Use the pattern as a guide for the placement of the stripes.
  7. Use the CB-604 #4 Soft Fan to apply three even coats of SC-87 Ruby Slippers to the red sections of the flag.
  8. Use the sam brush to apply two coats of SC-76 Cara-bein Blue to the blue sections. Fade this color to SC-12 Moody Blue at the edges.
  9. Pour some SC-34 Down To Earth on a palette, drag a feather through the glaze, brush the feather onto the flag for a distressed look.
  10. Thicken SC-15 Tuxedo with AC-310 Silkscreen Medium to the consistency of peanut butter. Use the Big Ben and various travel stamps from DSS-0126 Global Travel silscreen to screen on the flag.  To screen:  hold the screen with the shiny side down, rub the thickened Tuxedo over the screen. Remove and wash the screen.
  11. Use the CB-604 Soft Fan to apply two coats of SC-15 Tuxedo to the sides and space at the bottom of the flag.
  12. Dip info NT-CLR Clear Dipping Glaze or apply one of S-2101 Clear Brushig Glaze.
  13. Fire to cone 05/06.

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