Batik Stretch Dog & Cat

Designer: Marcia Roullard



  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove dust.
  2. Rolls glaze the inside of the cat/dog. To roll: Add a small amount of water to FN-026 Salmon Mousse. A rule of thumb is 3 parts glaze to one part water.
  3. Pour the glaze into the cat/dog and roll around to cover the inside. The glaze should be creamy and thick enough that the bisque does not show through once rolled.
  4. Pour out any extra glaze and leave the vessel up side down so extra glaze does not pool into the bottom of the ware. If glaze pools it may cause crawling.
  5. Using the CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply two coats of FN-001 White to the outside of the cat/dog. Allow to dry.
  6. The next step is to apply AC-302 Wax Resist over the FN-001 White. Using the ST-345 Large Deco Circle Stamp and a dry sponge-on-a-stick, lightly pounce AC-310 Wax Resist on the stamp.  Use a light up and down pouncing motion to keep the Wax Resit on the high part of the design.
  7. Press the Large Deco Circle Stamp to the middle of the body and one in the middle of the forehead.
  8. Apply wax to the ST-113 Circulate Stamp and press to the lower legs, tail and lower belly. Do not stamp all over the container as you will use another stamp after applying color the first time.
  9. Put the stamps in water as soon as you’re finished to help clean them.
  10. Using the Soft Fan, add water to thin the following colors to the consistency of colored water: SC-11 Blue Yonder, SC-27 Sour Apple, SC-75 Orange-A-Peel and SC-97 Cant-elope.
  11. The thinned colors are applied to the entire bisque in a random fashion and overlapping fashion. Let the first coat dry and apply the color in the same pattern a second time. You will see the color bead up and roll off the waxed area. Let dry.
  12. Apply AC-302 Wax Resist to the ST-113 Circulate Stamp. Stamp all areas that are not stamped. Do not stamp the face. Let dry.
  13. To provide contrast and add a second layer of stamped color you will apply two, thinned down coats of the following colors.  Blend into the previous color. Tip:  The deeper colors add depth and contrast.
  14. Apply:
    • 2 coats of thinned SC-29 Blue Grass over SC-11 Blue Yonder areas
    • 2 coats of thinned SC-Green Thumb over the SC-27 Sour Apple areas
    • 3 coats of thinned SC-73 Candy Apple Red to the SC-75 Orange-A-Peel areas
  15. Thin down and float the following colors around the mouth. Use a combination of SC-97 Cant-elope, SC-75 Orange-A-Peel and SC-73 Candy Apple Red.
  16. Dog: Use the CB-106 #6 Script Liner to float in SC-29 Blue Grass into the crease of the ears.
  17. Dog: Paint the eyes SC-11 Blue Yonder.  The pupil is SC-15 Tuxedo.
  18. Cat: The eyes are SC-27 Sour Apple with SC-26 Green Thumb floated around the edge
  19. Use the CB-110 10/0 Liner to outline the eyes, create whiskers and paint the nose with SC-15 Tuxedo.
  20. Fire to cone 05/06



  • MB-1506 Stretch Cat Container
  • MB-1507 Stretch Dog Container


  • FN-001 White
  • FN-026 Salmon Mousse
  • SC-11 Blue Yonder
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-26 Green Thumb
  • SC-27 Sour Apple
  • SC-29 Blue Grass
  • SC-73 Candy Apple Red
  • SC-75 Orange-A-Peel
  • SC-97 Cant-elope

Specialty Product

  • AC-302 Wax Resist

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-110 10/0 Liner
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan Brush
  • ST-113 Circulate Stamp
  • ST-345 Large Deco Circle Stamp
  • 1 1/4″ Sponge-on-a-Stick