Watercolor Zebra

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, place the pattern on top of the Clay Carbon paper and trace on the pattern. Only one side of the Clay Carbon paper transfers so test that the correct side is down.

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. You will have small pools of thinned glaze. Try to get the same consistency of watered glaze color.

4. Use the Script Liner to apply two coats of color to the various stripes in the Zebra. Pool SC-29 Blue Grass on the muzzle of the Zebra, adding in a bit of thinned SC-8 Just Froggy.

5. Using the CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner, outline the head, ears and hair with SC-12 Moody Blue. Use SC-15 Tuxedo to accent the lines around the head and ears.

6. Using the Script Liner, float SC-13 Grapel to shade the bottom of the head and near the mane. See pattern or picture.

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. Spatter with the various colors used in the canvas with a toothbrush or the Script Liner, by tapping the handle against the sides of the canvas.

9. Decorating the sides is artist choice. Paint a solid color with one of the project colors, stamp or use CG-964 Kaleidoscope for a pop of color.

10. 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.

11. Fire to cone 05/06.



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


  • SC-6 Sunkissed
  • SC-8 Just Froggy
  • SC-12 Moody Blue
  • SC-13 Grapel
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-27 Sour Apple
  • SC-29 Blue Grass
  • SC-73 Candy Apple Red
  • SC-88 Tu Tu Tango
  • SC-75 Orange-A-Peel
  •  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

Miscellaneous Accessories