Tropical Leaf Canvas

Designer: Marcia Roullard



  1. Begin with a properly fired shelf cone 04 Bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove dust.
  2. Mark 4 of the AC-220 Detailer Bottles from the bottom, 1″, 1 1/4″, and 1 3/4″ lines. Fill with the following colors to the 1″ line, SC-11 Blue Yonder, SC-26 Green Thumb, SC-36 Irish Luck, SC-76 Cara-bein Blue. Add water to the 1 1/4″ line, and rubbing (isotropic) alcohol to the 1 3/4″ line.  Stir and mix well.  Use a 2 oz size bottle to fill with the alcohol add the MM-600 spritzer cap to the bottle.
  3. Brush on two heavy coats of FN-001 White to the top of the clipboard with the Soft Fan.  After the second coat while it’s still really wet, squirt on the alcohol colors, SC-11 Blue Yonder, SC-26 Green Thumb and SC-76 Cara-Bein Blue. Let dry.
  4. Cut out the leaf pattern, trace around the leaf pattern on to the tile. Pencil in the center and veins of the leaf, including the stem.
  5. Use the Liner to apply two coats SC-36 Irish Luck to the stem.
  6. Use RB-110 Liner with AC-302 Wax Resist to outline the veins on the leaf, outline the outside of the leaf with the liner, may want to use a larger brush for a wider band of wax on the outside of the leaf.
  7. Use the alcohol glaze colors, SC-76 Cara-bein Blue near the center sections of the leaf, use SC-26 Green Thumb and SC-36 Irish Luck to fill in the leaf, let the colors mingle with each other where they meet.  If the colors cross into the waxed line, use a wet brush to move the color.
  8. Outline with SC-15 Tuxedo using RB-110 Liner.
  9. Fire to cone 05/06.



  • MB-1497 Clay Clipboard


  • FN-001 White
  • SC-11 Blue Yonder
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-26 Green Thumb
  • SC-36 Irish Luck
  • SC-76 Cara-Bein Blue

Decorating Accessories

  • AC-220 Detailer Bottler
  • AC-302 Wax Resist
  • MM-600 Spritzer Caps
  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
  • RB-110 #10/0 Liner

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Scissors
  • Rubbling Alcohol
  • Pattern