Watercolor Giraffe

Designer: Marcia Roullard



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

2. Using the AC-230 Clay Carbon paper trace the pattern onto the bisque. Place the pattern on top of the Clay Carbon Paper. Only one side of the Clay Carbon paper transfers, so test before tracing the entire design,

3. Pour a quarter sized amount of all of the glazes onto a palette. Using the CB-106 #6 Script Liner add water to each color trying to create the same consistency.

4. Using the Script Liner, apply two thinned coats of the watercolor glaze to the color on the giraffe. The application is more of a puddling or floating rather than a brush stroke.

5.  Using the CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner, outline the giraffe with a thinned SC-15 Tuxedo and dab SC-15 Tuxedo to the eyes.

6.  Use the Script Liner to float SC-33 Fruit of The Vine to the left side of the giraffe to create shading and SC-29 Blue Grass to the right side of the giraffe to create shading.

7. Using the Script Liner drip the thinned color from the head and stripes so it goes to the bottom of the canvas. If the drips are too thick use the CB-308 #8 Flat Shader and water to thin the stripes. Brushing with just water will remove the excess glaze and create straight lines.

8. Decorating the sides is artist choice. Paint a solid color with the Stroke & Coat listed above, stamp or use CG-964 Kaleidoscope for a pop of color.

9. Dip into NT-CLR Clear One Dipping. Do not apply clear glaze over a crystal glaze as it will change the color.  If crystal glazes are used, apply a brush on clear glaze to non-crystal glaze areas.

10. Fire to cone 05/06.



  • MB-1352 6″ x 6″ Square Clay Canvas


  • SC-6 Sunkissed
  • SC-12 Moody Blue
  • SC-13 Grapel
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-29 Blue Grass
  • SC-33 Fruit Of the Vine
  • SC-73 Candy Apple Red
  • SC-75 Orange-A-Peel
  • SC-97 Cant-elope
  •  NT-CLR Clear One Dipping
  •  CG-964 Kaleidoscope (optional)

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • CB-308 #8 Flat Shader
  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper

Miscellaneous Accessories