Lava Lamp Technique Tile

Designer: Kaylyn Froebel



  1. Use a damp sponge to wipe any debris from the bisque.
  2. Using a Soft Fan brush, apply SC-77 Glo-Worm to the bottom 1/2 of the tile.
  3. Using a Soft Fan brush, apply SC-27 Sour Apple to the top 1/2 of the tile overlapping the SC-77 Glo-Worm.
  4. Using a Soft Fan brush, apply another coat of SC-77 Glo-Worm. While the glaze is still wet, apply another coat of SC-27 Sour Apple and overlap the wet Glo-Worm to start blending the colors together.
  5. Repeat step #4.
  6. Allow glaze to dry.
  7. Using a Script Liner, coat the bristles in dish soap.
  8. Once coated with dish soap, using AC-302 Wax Resist, create different circles or shapes. The area painted with wax resist will show the ombre background.
  9. After the wax has dried, apply 3 coats of SC-76 Cara-bein Blue to the whole tile. The wax should resist the glaze. You may need to use a separate wet brush or sponge to lightly remove any glaze that doesn’t automatically resist.
  10. Stilt and fire to cone 06.



  • 6″ tile


  • SC-77 Glo-Worm
  • SC-76 Cara-bein Blue
  • SC-27 Sour Apple

Decorating Accessories

  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan brush
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner brush

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • AC-302 Wax Resist
  • Dish soap