Element Cactus Canvas

Designer: Marcia Roullard



  1. Begin with a properly fired shelf cone 04 Bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove dust.
  2. Using the CB-604 #4 Soft Fan Brush, apply three coats of FN-008 Brown to the canvas, front and sides.
  3. Using the AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper trace on the pattern. Clay carbon paper will not transfer if the glaze is wet or damp.
  4. Use the CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner just the AC-302 Wax Resist to outline the cactus and the lines in the body of the cactus. Basically, any line drawn from the pattern is outlined with the Wax Resist.
  5. Using the CB-106 #6 Script Liner apply 2 1/2 coats of EL-130 Sea Green to the cactus. The 1/2 coat is one coat down the center of the cactus.
  6. Using the CB-106 #6 Script Liner apply two coats of EL-131 Turtle Shell to the small pieces of the cactus.
  7. When the shine is off the glaze, use the same brush and apply 1-2 coats of SC-27 Sour Apple over the EL-131 Turtle Shell. Just on the small sections of the cactus.
  8. Using the CB-106 #6 Script Liner apply 2 coats of EL-128 Wheat to the background and sides of the canvas.
  9. Stilt and fire to cone 06.



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


  • FN-008 Brown
  • EL-128 Wheat
  • EL-130 Sea Green
  • EL-131 Turtle Shell
  • SC-27 Sour Apple

Decorating Accessories

  • AC-302 Wax Resist
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper

Miscellaneous Accessories