Deep Sea Whale

Designer: Marcia Roullard



1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.

2. Thicken SC-15 Tuxedo with AC-310 Silkscreen Medium using a palette knife to the consistency of peanut butter. Make a pattern of the whale by screening the whale image from DSS-0131 Sea Life 2 onto copy paper. Place the silkscreen shiny side down and rub the thickened tuxedo over the whale. Make a photocopy of the pattern, then cut out the shape.

3. Place the whale cutout onto the clipboard and trace around the outside. Use the Soft Fan to apply two coats of SC-16 Cotton Tail to the inside of the whale area. Let the glaze dry a bit, then we the glaze with stick on the paper whale pattern onto the painted area. Press down firmly with a paper towel to remove excess water and ensure the edges are sealed.

4. Use an old credit card to spread on two coats of SC-11 Blue Yonder onto the clipboard.

5. Cut lengths of raffia. Spread them flat, but slightly curved pattern, into the wet SC-11 Blue Yonder. Work in sections so the glaze is wet when the raffia is applied.

6. Use the credit card to spread two coats of SC-76 Cara-Bein Blue to the top of the clipboard, scraping against the raffia.

7. Remove the raffia.

8. Thicken SC-15 Tuxedo with AC-310 Silkscreen Medium using a palette knife, to the consistency of peanut butter. With the shiny side down, place the whale from   DSS-0131 Sea Life 2 in the space on the plate from the paper template. Rub the mixture over the screen with your fingers. Gently clean the screen.

9. Dip into NT-CLR Clear Dipping Glaze or use the Soft Fan to apply one coat of S-2101 Clear Brushing Glaze.

7. Fire to cone 05/06.



  • MB-1461 Clay Clipboard


  • SC-11 Blue Yonder
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-16 Cotton Tai
  • SC-76 Cara-Bein Blue
  • NT-CLR Clear Dipping or S-2101 Clear Brushing Glaze

Decorating Accessories

  • AC-310 Silkscreen Medium
  • DSS-0131 Sea Life 2
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Raffia
  • Palette Knife
  • Plastic Card (old credit or hotel room key)
  • Paper