Colorblock Coffee Cup Chalkboard

Designer: Marcia Roullard



  1. Begin with a properly fired shelf cone 04 Bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove dust.
  2. Brush 2-3 Coats of UG-50 Jet Black to the chalkboard area with CB-604 Soft Fan, when the last coat loses its gloss and is still damp, use a soft cloth to buff the underglaze, it should darken the color, this is called polishing underglaze.
  3. Pencil in the lines for color, apply two coats to all the colors in the color blocks. The gray color is a mix of SG-401 Black and SG-402 White.
  4. After the colors are dry, use SG-401 Black to heavily outline each block, work in sections so while the Designer Liner is wet, spray with water to blur the line.
  5. Brush the handle the bottom and the inside with two coats of SG-401 Black.
  6. Apply two coats of NTBR Clear One Brushing to the cup, omit the chalkboard area, use CB-604 Soft Fan.
  7. Fire to 04.
  8. To protect the chalkboard area, apply one coat of a stone or grout sealer.



  • CD-903 Coffee Cup Chalkboard


  • SG-401 Black Designer Liner
  • SG-402 White Designer Liner
  • SG-403 Red Designer Liner
  • SG-407 Yellow Designer Liner
  • SG-411 Purple Designer Liner
  • UG-50 Jet Black
  • NTBR Clear One Brushing

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-604 Soft Fan
  • CB-106 Script Liner

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Soft Cloth
  • Stone Sealer
  • Spray Bottle