Product Discovery: Elements in Design

Designer: Elizabeth Carey


  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.

  2. Use the scissors to cut out the cactus pattern.

  3. Place the pattern on the canvas and trace with the pencil.

  4. Using the Script Liner with EL-142 Grass, apply 2 coats to the cactus. Brush slightly past the pencil line. Allow glaze to dry between coats.

  5. After the glaze is dry, brush with water and place the pattern back down. Press the pattern to stick it to the glaze. Blot with a paper towel.

  6. Using the Soft Fan EL-145 Ginger Root, apply 2 coats to the background and sides of the canvas. Make sure to brush over the edges of the paper. Remove the paper before the second coat is dry.

  7. Use SG-401 Black to outline the cactus. The glaze must be dry to use the tip, otherwise use the Detail Liner.

  8. Using the Script Liner with SG-401 Black, shade the edges of the cactus. Use thinned SG-401 Black with the Detail Liner to make the lines on the cactus.

  9. Using the Detail Liner with SG-402 White, press in marks on the cactus. Use SG-401 Black to make tick marks over the white.

  10. Fire to cone 06.



  • MB-1352 6×6” Square Clay Canvas


  • EL-142 Grass
  • EL-145 Ginger Root
  • SG-401 Black
  • SG-402 White

Decorating Accessories

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

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Paper towels
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Pattern