Bubbly Crab

Designer: Carmen Allen



  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan apply three coats of FN-039 Light Gray to the outside of the mug including the crab.
  3. Once dry, combine approximately 1 oz of SC-32 Bluebeard, 1 drop of dish soap, and 4 oz water into a cup and stir. Insert the straw and begin blowing into the straw to make bubbles.
  4. Once the bubbles begin to overflow from the cup, take the mug and press it into the bubbles. This will leave a mark from them as they pop. Repeat until the entire outside of the mug is covered.
  5. Using a CB-202 #2 Detail Liner apply two coats of the following colors to the crab: SC-11 Blue Yonder, SC-32 Bluebeard, SC-42 Butter Me Up and SC-74 Hot Tamale. Carmen applied the Hot Tamale around the edges and blended into the other colors as she went inward.
  6. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply three coats of FN-004 Red to the inside of the mug.
  7. Let dry completely.
  8. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06/05.



  • MB-1447 Crab Mug


  • FN-004 Red
  • FN-39 Light Gray
  • SC-11 Blue Yonder
  • SC-32 Bluebeard
  • SC-42 Butter Me Up
  • SC-74 Hot Tamale

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-202 #2 Detail Liner

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Dish Soap
  • Straw