Color Wheel Peacock

Designer: Marcia Roullard



  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque.  Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. With a pencil and AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper trace on the design or sketch on your own.
  3. For the placement of the primary colors: Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 3 coats of SC-6 Sunkissed, on the far left tail feather on the bird skip one tail feather, apply 3 coats of SC-74 Hot Tamale on the center of the birds tail feather. Skip one tail feather to the right of the SC-74 Hot Tamale tail feather and apply 3 coats of SC-12 Moody Blue. So now every other tail feather should have a primary color on them.
  4. For the feather between the primary colors, the colors will be mixed to create these colors.  Orange – mix SC-74 Hot Tamale with some SC-6 Sunkissed. Purple – mix SC-74 Hot Tamale and SC-12 Moody Blue. Green – mix SC-6 Sunkissed and SC-12 Moody Blue.  Visually the wet glaze will mimic the fired color, so mix according.
  5. For the foreground, stipple the blue side with SC-12 Moody Blue and SC-6 Sunkissed, and the red side with SC-74 Hot Tamale, and SC-6 Sunkissed.
  6. The body of the peacock is the mix of SC-74 Hot Tamale, SC-12 Moody Blue and SC-16 Cotton Tail.
  7. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 1 coat of CG-788 Dutch Enamelware to the sky area of the tile.
  8. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner, outline with SC-15 Tuxedo. Eyes are SC-16 Cotton Tail with a dot of SC-15 Tuxedo for a pupil.
  9. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 2 coats of S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing. Allow to dry.
  10. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06/05.



  • MB-1352 6″ x 6″ Square Clay Canvas


  • SC-6 Sunkissed
  • SC-12 Moody Blue
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-16 Cotton Tail
  • SC-74 Hot Tamale
  • CG-788 Dutch Enamelware
  • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponges
  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper

Additional Materials