Row Houses – Bright Colors

Designer: Marcia Roullard



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

2. Starting 2.5″ up from the bottom of the canvas, place the pattern on top of the AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper and place both sheets on the bisque. Only one side of the AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper transfers so test before tracing the entire design. Use a pen or pencil to trace the pattern.

3. All of the color on this project is applied with a plastic card hotel room key, loyalty card or plastic card; a squeegee will also work. You will apply all the colors once then go back a second time for two coats. Use the picture and pattern for a visual reference and for color placement.

4. With the card, pick up SC-75 Orange-A-Peel and SC-73 Candy Apple Red about 50/50 on the end of the card. Glazing left to right and starting with the first house, drag the card horizontally to the end of the first house on the left side. Repeat to cover the house.

5. The second house: Again left to right,  pick up SC-91 Seabreeze with a small amount of SC-11 Blue Yonder on the card or squeegee and drag across to the third house.

6. The third house: Repeat the process with SC-29 Blue Grass and SC-27 Sour Apple. Picking up color on the plastic card or squeegee and dragging left to right across the house.

7. The fourth house: SC-16 Cotton Tail and SC-77 Glo-Worm.

8. The fifth house: SC-26 Green Thumb and SC-27 Sour Apple.

9. The last house: SC-73 Candy Apple Red and SC-75 Orange-A-Peel.

10. Repeat the colors again but add in a small amount of SC-15 Tuxedo to shade the second, third and last house.

11. The roofs are treated the same, refer to photo for color placement.

12. For the background and sky, use the card to apply one coat of SC-73 Candy Apple Red near the roof lines. Use the credit card like a palette knife to fill the space.

13. For the foreground or area underneath the houses:  apply the color with the card in a vertical direction. Pick up the color in the same manner as before.

14. House one: Use SC-75 Orange-A-Peel and SC-73 Candy Apple Red from the bottom of the house to the bottom of the canvas.

15. House two: Pick up SC-16 Cotton Tail  with a small amount of SC-27 Sour Apple.

16, House three: Pick up SC-16 Cotton Tail with a small amount SC-26 Green Thumb.

16. Last three houses: Pick up a small amount of SC-75 Orange-A-Peel, SC-73 Candy Apple Red and SC-97 Cant-elope. Use the credit card like a palette knife to fill the space. This is a blending so it doesn’t have to be perfect or precise.

17. In the sky area: pick up SG-501 Sculpting Medium and, in a knock down fashion, drag one coat of the Sculpting Medium across the sky area of the canvas. When the shine is off the glaze apply SC-11 Blue Yonder and touches of SC-97 Cant-elope for the sky.

18. Thicken SC-15 Tuxedo with AC-310 Silkscreen Medium using a palette knife. See the directions on the Designer Silkscreen, or watch the video on Mayco’s YouTube channel,  for proper consistency.

19. Using the DSS-0103 Flourishes, with the shiny side up, screen the section of flourish onto a couple of houses as shown.

20. When dry outline all the houses with SG-401 Designer Liner Black or use the CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner with thinned SC-15 Tuxedo.  Without clear glaze Designer Liner will be matte and have texture; clear glaze will provide gloss.

21. Use the card to apply two coats of SC-29 Blue Grass to the sides of the canvas.

22. Fire to cone 06.



  • MB-1478 12″ x 12″ Square Clay Canvas


  • SC-11 Blue Yonder
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-16 Cotton Tail
  • SC-26 Green Thumb
  • SC-27 Sour Apple
  • SC-29 Blue Grass
  • SC-73 Candy Apple Red
  • SC-75 Orange-A-Peel
  • SC-77 Glo-Worm
  • SC-91 Seabreeze
  • SC-97 Cant-elope
  • SG-401 Designer Liner Black
  • SG-501 Sculpting Medium

Decorating Accessories

  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
  • AC-310 Silkscreen Medium
  • DSS-103 Flourishes

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Palette knife
  • Plastic card (old loyalty card or hotel room key) or squeegee
  • Pattern: Download