Blue Alcohol Fish Plaque

Designer: Marcia Roullard



  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Fill AC-220 Detail Bottles using the following formula: 1″ of glaze, 1/4″ water, 1/2″ Rubbing Alcohol mix well.  Use these colors: SC-12 Moody Blue, SC-26 Green Thumb, SC-29 Blue Grass, SC-97 Cant-elope. 
  3. Fill the MM-66 Mister Bottle with Rubbing Alcohol.
  4. Using the  Soft Fan apply two coats of FN-001 White to the front of the clipboard. Let the shine fade from the first coat of glaze before applying the second coat.
  5. While the second coat of glaze is still wet, squirt SC-26 Green Thumb, SC-29 Blue Grass and SC-97 Cant-elope in a random fashion across the front of the clipboard. Mist with the MM-66 Mister bottle full of alcohol.  You will see the glaze create unique patterns. Let dry.
  6. Cut out the fish pattern.
  7. When the glaze is dry enough, lay the pattern on the clipboard and lightly trace around the pattern with a water-based marker or a pencil. Leave the pattern down for the next step. It will mask off the fish.
  8. Using the sponge-on-a-stick and SC-15 Tuxedo, ink up the ST-126 Dots and Squiggles stamp. Tap the sponge-on-a-stick into the SC-15 Tuxedo glaze then, blot off the excess glaze. Take the sponge-on-a-stick and LIGHTLY pounce it up and down on the stamp so that the glaze transfers to the high part of the design. If the glaze goes into the crevices clean the stamp and start over or you will not get a good design.
  9. Apply the glazed stamp around the fish pattern. It is ok to press over the paper for the illusion the stamp goes behind the fish.
  10. Use the back end of the brush or the tip of the pencil and dot the eye of the fish with SC-15 Tuxedo.
  11. Remove the paper.
  12. Use the Detail Liner and AC-302 Wax Resist and apply one coat around the fish and the tendrils.   Wax the eye and dorsal fin outline.  Make small dots with the wax on the back end of the fish’s body. IMPORTANT:  The only way to remove wax is to burn off in the kiln.  Once the wax hits the bisque, it will do its job and mask off the area.  If you have an oopsie, make it work as part of the pattern.
  13. To paint the fish body, use the bottles with glaze and squeeze SC-12 Moody Blue and SC-29 Blue Grass fill in the area between the wax lines.  The wax dots will resist the glaze.
  14. Apply 1-2 coats of SC-15 Tuxedo to the sides and back of the clipboard.  Let dry
  15. Stilt and fire to cone 05/06.



  • MB-1492 Faceted Turtle


  • SC-12 Moody Blue
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-26 Green Thumb
  • SC-29 Blue Grass
  • SC-97 Cant-elope
  • FN-001 White

Decorating Accessories

  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
  • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • RB-110 #10/0 Detail Liner
  • AC-220 Detailer Tips and 1oz Bottles (4)
  • AC-302 Wax Resist
  • ST-126 Dots and Squiggles Stamp
  • MM-600 Spritzer Cap
  • NP-302P 2 oz Squeeze Bottles

Miscellaneous Accessories