Designer Liner Owl

Designer: Marcia Roullard



  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 Bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Use the Clay Carbon Paper to trace the pattern onto the piece.
  3. Slightly thin SG-409 Bright Green with water. Use the Script Liner to apply one coat to the leaves (wings). Outline and vein the leaves with SG-405 Green.
  4. Make partial circles of SG-403 Red and SG-408 Orange to resemble flowers for the owl’s chest. Fill in with thinned SG-407 Yellow using a brush.
  5. Brush on a thinned coat of SG-406 Brown mixed with a small amount of SG-407 Yellow and apply with the Liner to the hair, eyelids, ears, feet and beak. Line with SG-406 Brown, and SG-401 Black for the eyelids.
  6. Thin SG-401 Black with water and use the Liner to apply the tree log at the bottom. Create the line detail in the log with SG-406 Brown and SG-401 Black.
  7. Petal detail around the eyes is outlined with SG-408 Orange, filled in with SG-407 Yellow. The pupil is SG-401 Black – leave a space for the highlight. Outline the eyes with SG-401 Black.
  8. The area around the head is dotted with SG-403 Red and SG-411 Purple. While the color is wet, create a fuzzy look by brushing with water. Outline in an uneven line on the inside of the face with SG-401 Black. Dot in rows around the eyes with SG-411 Purple. Use the Script Liner to shade under and the sides of the eyes with the Purple.
  9. Outline with a thin line of SG-401 Black around all the leaves, some of the flowers, the head, beak, ears and feet. Make a heavy line with SG-406 Brown around the edges. While the Brown is wet, wet the Script Liner and pull out the color to create a shade. Shade inside of the face with Brown as shown.
  10. Use SG-401 Black to make circle shapes around the border. Half of the circle is on the top and the other half is on the side of the canvas.
  11. Dip into NT-CLR Clear Dipping Glaze or use the Soft Fan to apply two coats of NT-BR Clear Brushing Glaze.
  12. Fire to cone 05/06.



  • 6″ Tile


  • SG-401 Black
  • SG-403 Red
  • SG-405 Green
  • SG-406 Brown
  • SG-407 Yellow
  • SG-408 Orange
  • SG-409 Bright Green
  • SG-411 Purple
  • NT-CLR Clear Dipping or NT-BR Clear Brushing Glaze

Decorating Accessories

  • RB-110 #10/0 Liner
  • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper

Miscellaneous Accessories