Singing Bird Tile

Designer: Marcia Roullard



  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Position the bird screen on a piece of paper, with the shiny side down. Hold the screen on the paper with one hand and rub the thickened Tuxedo over the screen onto the paper using a finger. This will create a template/mask.
  3. Cut out the body of the bird from DSS-0108 Aviary-Small Birds in paper. Trace around the bird on the tile.
  4. Using CB-106 Script Liner, apply two coats of SC-16 Cotton Tail to the bird area.
  5. Brush a coat of water over the cotton Tail, and press on the paper bird, to act as a mask. Blot with a sponge to adhere completely.
  6. Using CB-604 Soft Fan, apply two coats of FN-053 Mint over the tile, but not over the entire bird.
  7. Place SL-431 Bloom on the tile under the bird, and roll with 2″ foam roller with SC-79 It’s Sage. Roll lightly in all directions to avoid glaze seeping under the stencil.
  8. Remove the paper bird.
  9. Place some SC-15 Tuxedo on a palette or tile and sprinkle with AC-310 Silkscreen Medium. Using a palette knife, mix color and medium to the consistency of peanut butter.  If the mix is too thin add more AC-310 Silkscreen Medium or if it is too thick add more Stroke & Coat. Too thin of a mixture will bleed under the screen and give you a blurred image.  Too thick of a mixture will make it hard for the product to penetrate through the holes in the screen and give blank areas in your screen.
  10. Match up the bird screen from DSS-0108 Aviary-Small Birds to the Cotton Tail, and with the shiny side down, rub the thickened Tuxedo mix over the screen.
  11. Using the music lines from DSS-0124 Music, place shiny side down, and screen.
  12. Fire to cone 05/06.



  • 6″ Tile


  • FN-053 Mint
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-16 Cotton Tail
  • SC-79 It’s Sage

Decorating Accessories

  • SL-431 Bloom Stencil
  • AC-310 Silkscreen Medium
  • DSS-0108 Aviary-Small Birds
  • DSS-0124 Music Silkscreen
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • 2″ Foam Roller
  • Palette Knife
  • Scissors
  • Paper