Birdcage Tile

Designer: Marcia Roullard



  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 Bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust making sure not to over saturate the bisque.
  2. Use the Soft Fan to apply one coat of SC-16 Cotton Tail to the tile.
  3. Pour SC-16 Cotton Tail into a small cup and add water to thin; do the same with SC-76 Cara-Bein Blue. Pour the thinned Cotton Tail over the center of the tile and move the tile so the glaze moves.Pour on less of the thinned Cara-Bein Blue into the Cottontail. Move the tile to blend the glazes and marble. Let dry.
  4. On a palette, sprinkle AC-310 Silkscreen Medium onto SC-15 Tuxedo. Mix with the palette knife to the consistency of peanut butter. Using the birdcage screen from DSS-0141 Birdcage, place the screen shiny side down on the tile and rub the thickened mix over the screen. Remove the screen gently clean with water.
  5. Hold the SL-431 Bloom Stencil on the side of the tile. Use the plastic card or squeegee to drag SG-501 Sculpting Medium over the stencil. (Use only 3-4 layers on the petals). Before removing the stencil, use the card to drag or SG-403 Red and SG-408 Orange onto the tile (or apply with a brush). Remove the stencil immediately.
  6. Pencil in a vine of leaves and apply one coat of SC-27 Sour Apple and SC-26 Green Thumb. Pat SG-408 Orange onto the leaves.
  7. Outline the leaves and flower petals with SC-15 Tuxedo. Use SG-403 Red to make spirals over the leaves and flower petals.
  8. Dip into NT-CLR or apply one coat of S-2101 Clear to the tile.
  9. Fire to cone 06.



  • 6″ tile


  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-16 Cotton Tail
  • SC-26 Green Thumb
  • SC-27 Sour Apple
  • SC-76 Cara-Bein Blue
  • SG-403 Red Designer Liner
  • SG-408 Orange Designer Liner
  • NT-CLR Clear Dipping or S-2101 Clear Brushing Glaze

Decorating Accessories

  • AC-301 Silkscreen Medium
  • DSS-0141 Birdcage
  • SL-431 Bloom Stencil
  • SG-501 Sculpting Medium
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-110 #10/0 Liner
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Plastic card (hotel room key) or rubber squeegee
  • Palette Knife