Fallen Soldier

Designer: Macia Roullard



  1. Begin with a properly fired shelf cone 04 Bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove dust.
  2. Using the RB-144 Soft Fan brush apply one coat of FN-001 White to the front and sides of the canvas.
  3. Using a sturdy paper towel, dampen and wring out excess water.  By wetting the towel it keeps the towel from absorbing all of the glaze.
  4. Lay the towel out flat and in horizontal strips squirt on the following colors:  SC-16 Cotton  Tail 90% of the towel, SC-60 Silver Lining about 50% and only 5 lines of  Gray Hare as it is a dark color.
  5. Fold the paper towel in half vertically, with your hands press the towel to slightly blend the colors, then open the paper towel.
  6. Lay the paper towel down with glaze side up and lay the canvas onto the towel.  Lightly press with, your hands, the canvas onto the paper towel to transfer the colors from the towel to the bisque. Wrap the towel around the sides of the canvas.
  7. Remove the paper towel.
  8. To remove the excess glaze you can use a 2″ foam paint roller across the front and wipe off. Or you can use a dry synthetic sponge to blot off the excess glaze and wipe the sponge on another paper towel
  9. Allow to dry.
  10. Center the soldier pattern on the canvas and create the ground about 1″ from the bottom of the canvas.  Either use the clay carbon paper and trace the pattern onto the canvas or cut out the pattern and trace around..  If the glaze is too damp the clay carbon paper will not work.  Note:  test the clay carbon paper to see which side of the paper transfers.  Lay the clay carbon paper on the canvas, place the pattern on top of the clay carbon paper and with an ink pen trace the pattern.
  11. Alternative tracing method:  If the glaze is dry to the touch, but still a little damp, you can place the pattern on the canvas and trace with a pin (red is nice so you see where you traced) and press firmly.  This will make an indentation into the glaze for you to follow.
  12. Use the Script Liner to apply 1-2 coats of SC015 Tuxedo to create the silhouette.
  13. Blow up the balloon.
  14. Squeeze out a puddle of the following colors:  SC-73 Candy Apple Red and SC74 Hot Tamale onto a palette.
  15. Press the balloon into the SC-74 Hot Tamale, the dab into the SC-73 Candy Apple Red.  Then press onto the canvas.  Tip: practice on a tile or paper first.  We found holding the balloon with two hands helps steady the balloon and it does not require much pressure to transfer the glaze.
  16. Repeat the process for 3 flowers.
  17. Dot the center of the poppy with SC-15 Tuxedo.
  18. Use the RB-10 10/0 Detail Liner to form the stem of the flower using SC-15 Tuxedo.
  19. Dip in clear glaze or use S-2101 brush on for the front of the canvas.
  20. Stilt and fire to cone 05/06.  NOTE:  It is important to evenly stilt the Clay Canvas, if not it will warp.  Options:  A. Do not glaze the back of the canvas and dry foot. B. Use bar stilts and place across each corner. C.  Use two large, three prong stilts across the back to provide even support.



  • MB-1353 8×10 Clay Canvas


  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-16 Cotton Tail
  • SC-35 Gray Hare
  • SC-73 Candy Apple Red
  • SC-74 Hot Tamale
  • SC-60 Silver Lining
  • FN-001 White

Decorating Accessories

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

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Palette Knife
  • Balloon
  • Paper Towels
  • Pattern