Mosaic Turtle Box


Products Used

  • MB-1416 Turtle Box
  • SC-14 Java Bean, SC-15 Tuxedo, SC-16 Cotton Tail, EL-131 Turtle Shell, CG-717 Pistachio

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner, CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, CB-404 #4 Pointed Round, BT-910 Synthetic Sponge

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Hammer, Grout, Tile Glue, Thin Backsplash Tiles


Designer: Tim McPherson


  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque.
  2. Slightly thin EL-131 Turtle Shell with water (3:1) to a rolling constincy. Pour inside the top and bottome of the Turtle Box to coat. Once coated, pour out excess glaze and remove any drips with a damp BT-910 Synthetic Sponge.
  3. Using the CB-404 #4 Pointed Round, apply 1 coat of CG-717 Pistachio to the legs, tail and head areas.
  4. Using the CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 2 coats of EL-131 Turtle Shell to the body and inside of the lower shell area of the turtle, including over the CG-717 Pistachio areas. Stay out of the eye area.
  5. Using the CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner, apply 2 coats of SC-16 Cotton Tail to the eye opening.
  6. Using the CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner apply 2 coats of SC-14 Java Bean to the iris of the eye.
  7. Using the CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner, apply 1 coat of SC-15 Tuxedo to the pupil of the eye.
  8. Stilt both the top and bottom of the Turtle Box and fire to shelf cone 05/06.
  9. Using a hammer, break the thin backsplash tiles into workable pieces.
  10. Glue the broken pieces onto the shell, and allow to dry.
  11. Grout the area between the tiles, and clean off the tiles with a damp sponge.

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