3″ Octopus Ornament

Designer: Elizabeth Carey



  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. On the DSS-0157 Under the Sea screen, locate the octopus. Draw an outline around it in permanent marker. Cut it out with the excess screen around the edges.
  3. Squeeze about two tablespoons of SC-15 Tuxedo onto the plate. Add a pinch of AC-310 Silkscreen Medium. Mix with a palette knife until it becomes the consistency of peanut butter. You may need to add more Silkscreen Medium or glaze.
  4. Place the octopus in the center of the ornament. While holding it firmly in place, take a small amount of premixed Silkscreen Medium, and gently rub in circles starting in the center and working outward. Slowly pull up the screen to avoid smearing.
  5. Using the pencil, draw Santa hat on the octopus’s head and four ornaments dangling off of its arms. Refer to image.
  6. Using the Detail Liner with SC-8 Just Froggy, apply two coats to two of the ornaments. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  7. Using the Detail Liner with SC-73 Candy Apple Red, apply two coats to the other two ornaments and the Santa hat. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  8. Using the Detail Liner, Script Liner and Soft Fan with SC-78 Lime Light, apply two coats to the octopus, sides and back of the ornament. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  9. Using the Detail Liner and Script Liner with SC-45 My Blue Heaven, apply two coats to the background. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  10. Using the Detail Liner with SG-302 Snowfall, make fur on the hat.
  11. Using the Detail Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo, outline the hat and hanging ornaments.
  12. Using the Detail Liner with SG-701 Star Dust, apply one coat to the Santa hat.
  13. Using the Soft Fan, apply one coat of S-2101 Clear Brushing Glaze or dip into NT-CLR Clear Dipping Glaze.
  14. Fire to cone 06.


  • Form
    • MB-1172 3” Flat Round Ornament
  • Colors
    • SC-8 Just Froggy
    • SC-15 Tuxedo
    • SC-73 Candle Apple Red
    • SC-78 LimeLight
    • SG-302 Snowfall
    • SG-701 Star Dust
    • NT-CLR Clear Dipping Glaze or NT-BR Clear One Brushing Glaze
  • Decorating Accessories
    • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
    • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
    • RB-110 10/0 Detail Liner
    • AC-310 Silkscreen Medium
    • DSS-0157 Under the Sea
  • Miscellaneous Accessories
    • Palette
    • Palette Knife
    • Permanent Marker
    • Scissors
    • Pencil