Colorful Elves

Designer: Marcia Roullard



  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque.  Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using the CB-604 Soft Fan Brush add water to SC-48 Camel Back and brush over the face and hair with one coat of glaze.  If the glaze is too thick use a wet brush and wipe off the excess and leave heavy in the shadow areas. Basically, we are trying to antique the creases with SC-48 Camel Back.
  3. Using the CB-604 Soft Fan Brush apply three coats of SC-20 Cashew Later over the SC-48 Camel Back on the face. It is ok if the color gets into the eyes, we will paint over later.
  4. Using the CB-106 Script Liner apply a thin coat of SC-2 Melon-Choly to the center of the cheeks, blend into the flesh with the brush. You don’t want a big dot so it looks like a clown.
  5. To decorate the suit and hat:  Use the DSS-0113 Flourish.  For the Girl Elf, use the SC-81 Cinnamon Stix and for the Boy Elf, use the SC-39 Army Surplus.
  6. Place the color on a palette or tile and sprinkle a pinch of AC-310 Silkscreen medium over the glaze. Using a palette knife, mix color and medium together to the consistency of peanut butter. Too thin of product it will bleed and give a blurred image. Too thick of mixture may not penetrate the screen and give a clean image. Position the screen shiny side down on the piece. Hold in place with non-dominate hand and apply the product from the center out on the screen. You may use your finger, a squeegee or sponge to apply. Rub the mixture over the entire image – out to the drawn line. (See package on how to prep a Designer Silkscreen). Holding the silkscreen in place, lift up a corner to view the image. If it printed fully, remove, if areas have skipped set down and apply more product.
    • The screen can be used several times before cleaning, they can also be flipped over for the mirror image.
  7. Shading Hat & Suit: Use the CB-106 Script Liner — Girl Elf:  Mix SC-81 Cinnamon Stix mixed with a touch of SC-15 tuxedo to darken blend into the folds Boy Elf: Mic SC-39 Army Surplus mixed with a touch of SC-15 Tuxedo
  8. Using the CB- 604 Soft Fan Brush apply three coats of FN-209 Floral Pink over the hat and suit of the girl, and three coats of FN-227 Celery for the boy elf.
  9. Use the CB-106 Script Liner to apply three coats of SC-81 Cinnamon Stix on the mittens. Use the CB-106 Script Liner to apply two coats of SC-15 Tuxedo on the shoes.
  10. Brush the hatband and the collar with two heavy coats of SG-302 Snowfall, brush then pat on for texture.
  11. Use the CB-202 Detail Liner for the eyes: Apply two coats of SC-16 Cotton Tail for the white area.  Mix  SC-76 Cara- bein Blue with Cotton Tail to lighten the blue. Brush the iris with two coats, darken the outer edge with a stroke of SC-76 Cara-Bein Blue. Brush the pupil with SC-15 Tuxedo, two coats, dot the highlight in the eye with SC-16 Cotton Tail.
  12. Using the CB-110 Detail Liner to outline the eye, iris and the smile with SC-15 Tuxedo.
  13. Use the CB-202 Detail Liner and apply two coats of SC-48 Camel Back to the eyebrows.
  14. Using the CB-202 Detail Liner apply one coat of SC-22 Carrot Top to the Lips, outline smile with SC-15 Tuxedo.
  15. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06/05.



  • MB-1463 Vintage Elf Bisque or CD1463 Vintage Elf Mold


  • SC-2 Melon-Choly
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-16 Cotton Tail
  • SC-20 Cashew Later
  • SC-22 Carrot Top
  • SC-39 Army Surplus
  • SC-48 Camel Back
  • SC-76 Cara-Bein Blue
  • SC-81 Cinnamon Stix
  • FN-209 Floral Pink
  • FN-227 Celery
  • SG-302 Snowfall

Decorating Accessories

  • AC-310 Silkscreen Medium
  • DSS-0113 Flourishes
  • CB-106 Script Liner
  • CB-604 Soft Fan
  • CB-110 Liner
  • CB-202 Detail Liner

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Palette Knife