Jute Quirky Monkey

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 Soft Fan to apply 1 coat of SC-54 Vanilla Dip to the body of the monkey.
  3. Using the same brush apply 3 coats of SC-54 Vanilla Dip to the muzzle and nose of the monkey.
  4. Cut the jute into 5″ sections and have ready for the next step.
  5. Go back to the body of the monkey and apply a second coat of SC-54 Vanilla Dip.
  6. While the glaze is still wet, press the jute into the wet glaze in a wavy vertical pattern. Let set up for a minute or two.
  7. Use the Soft Fan to apply a coat of SC-54 Vanilla Dip over the jute. This helps seal the jute down to the body of the monkey and prevent the next coat of color from seeping under.
  8. Allow to set up and dry. Dry is considered the shine is off of the glaze.  To help the process, press a paper towel down over the jute areas to remove excess glaze.
  9. Still using the Soft Fan, apply 1 coat of SC-86 Old Lace to the chest of the monkey.
  10. Use the  Script Liner to apply 2 thin (or thin with water) coats of SC-25 Crackerjack Brown to the rest of the monkey.
  11. Shade around the nose, eyes and muzzle with SC-25 Crackerjack Brown.
  12. Once the shine is off of the glaze remove the jute. NOTE: Do not let completely dry or the glaze will chip and not leave an even mark.
  13. Clean off any glaze on the eyes.
  14. Use the Script Liner or the Detail Liner to apply 2 coats of SC-16 Cotton Tail to the eyes.
  15. Use the Detail Liner tp apply 2 coats of SC-15 Tuxedo to the pupils.
  16. OPTION: Use the Detail Liner to apply SC-15 Tuxedo to outline the tail, inside of the ears, eyes, mouth and muzzle. Some painters may prefer to skip the outline for a softer look.
  17. Use the Soft Fan Brush to apply 3 coats of FN-009 Black to the inside of the container.
  18. Dip into NT-CLR.
  19. Stilt and fire to cone 05/06.



  • MB-1553 Quirky Monkey


  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-16 Cotton Tail
  • SC-25 Crackerjack Brown
  • SC-54 Vanilla Dip
  • SC-86 Old Lace
  • FN-009 Black
  • NT-CLR Clear One Dipping Glaze

Decorating Accessories

  • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
  • RB-110 #10/0 Detail Liner

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Palette
  • Scissors
  • Jute cord cut into 5″ sections. (Find at Michaels)