Tropical Leaves Color Block Canvas

Designer: Elizabeth Carey



  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Place AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper over the front of the canvas. Place pattern on top and trace with a pencil.
  3. Determine the images that you will be using on DSS-0166 Tropical Leaves screen. On the shiny side, rub over each selected image with a dry erase marker, then wipe off the excess color. Cut out each leaf with the scissors, leaving as much screen around each leaf as possible.
  4. Squeeze about 1 TBS of SC-35 Gray Hare onto the palette. Add a pinch of AC-310 Silkscreen Medium. Mix with a palette knife until it becomes the consistency of peanut butter. You may need to add more silkscreen medium or glaze.
  5. Place a leaf on the canvas, shiny side down. While holding the screen firmly in place, take a small amount of premixed silkscreen medium, and gently rub in circles starting in the center and working outward. Repeat until your canvas is covered in leaves.
  6. Using the Script Liner with SC-1 Pink-A-Boo, SC-9 Jaded, SC-35 Gray Hare, SC-51 Boo Bear and SC-65 Peri-Twinkle, apply 2 coats to the corresponding sections of the canvas. If shapes overlap, complete the bottom shape before starting the top shape. Allow glaze to dry between coats. Refer to the pattern for color placement.
  7. Using the Detail Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo, add decorative lines and dots.
  8. Using the Soft Fan with SC-15 Tuxedo, apply 2 coats to the edges of the canvas. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  9. Dip into NT-CLR Clear One Dipping.
  10. Fire to cone 06.



  • Clay Canvas


  • SC-1 Pink-A-Boo
  • SC-9 Jaded
  • SC-35 Gray Hare
  • SC-51 Boo Bear
  • SC-65 Peri-Twinkle
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • NT-CLR Clear Dipping

Decorating Accessories

  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper (optional)
  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
  • RB-110 10/0 Detail Liner
  • AC-310 Silkscreen Medium
  • DSS-0166 Tropical Leaves Silkscreen

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Pattern
  • Pencil
  • Scissors