Lace Quirky Bird

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, apply 2 coats of thinned SC-45 My Blue Heaven to the wings, tail, feathers and chest.
  3. Add 1 coat SC-16 Cotton Tail over the chest to lighten the color.
  4. Using the Soft Fan, thin SC-11 Blue Yonder and apply 1 coat over the rest of the bird. Be sure to overlap onto the SC-45 My Blue Heaven.
  5. Apply another coat of SC-16 Cotton Tail to the chest area.
  6. While the glaze is wet, press the lace into the wet glaze.
  7. Use the Soft Fan to apply 1 coat of SC-16 Cotton Tail over the lace. This seals the lace into the glaze and prevents the next color from seeping underneath.
  8. Use a paper towel to press down over the area to remove excess glaze and to help the color dry faster.
  9. Using the same brush apply one coat of SC-2 Melon-Choly over the lace. Allow the shine to go away before removing the lace.  NOTE: Do not allow to dry completely or the glaze will chip and you will lose the design.
  10. Using the Detail Liner, apply 2 coats of SC-99 Char-ming.
  11. Clean off any glaze from the eyes.
  12. Use the Script Liner or the Detail Liner to apply 2 coats of SC-16 Cotton Tail.
  13. Paint the pupil with the Detail Liner and 2 coats of SC-15 Tuxedo
  14. Shade around the wings, eyes and beak using the Script Liner and SC-76 Cara-Bein Blue. You can add a little water to the brush and blend into the SC-76 Cara-Bein Blue to shade. Cara-Bein Blue is a rich, deep color.
  15. Use the tip of the liner to brush in SC-11 Blue Yonder into the detail on the wings and tail.
  16. Use the Detail Liner to outline the eyes and nose with SC-15 Tuxedo.
  17. Use the Soft Fan to apply 2-3 coats of FN-041 Medium Blue to the inside of the container. Allow to dry.
  18. Dip into NT-CLR.
  19. Stilt and fire to cone 05/06.



  • MB-1551 Quirky Bird


  • SC-2 Melon Choly
  • SC-11 Blue Yonder
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-16 Cotton Tail
  • SC-45 My Blue Heaven
  • SC-76 Cara-Bein Blue
  • SC-99 Char-ming
  • FN-041 Medium Blue
  • 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
  • Scissors
  • Lace
  • Bamboo Skewer
  • Palette