Animal Print Jungle Gem Tile

Designer: Bailie Benson



  1. Research animals with distinct repetitive markings and pick one that speaks to you. (Tigers, zebras, giraffes, etc)
  2. Find an image of the full body of the animal.
  3. Print the image in black and white to use as a reference.
  4. Choose a light colored Mayco Jungle Gems glaze (Cheetah sample uses CG-997 Seafoam).
  5. Apply three coats of glaze to your tile with a fan brush, allowing the layers to dry between coats.
  6. Remove any large crystals from the center of the tile. This will help your animal body not to become too distorted. Crystals removed can be reapplied or put back in the jar.
  7. Using the image of your chosen animal as a reference, glaze the animal print in the corners or along the bottom and top of the tile using the detail liner brush.
  8. Trying not to use any linework (though it may be used to distinguish small areas), use the pattern of the animal to recreate the shape of the animal’s body in the center of the tile.
  9. Stilt and fire the finished tile to cone 06.



  • 6” tile


  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • light colored Mayco Jungle Gems glaze of your choice

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-202 Detail Liner
  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Palette
  • Sponge
  • Bowl of water
  • Paper Towels