Bright Orange Scarab


Products Used

  • MB-1412 Beetle Box
  • SC-15 Tuxedo, SC-26 Green Thumb, SC-73 Candy Apple Red, SC-75 Orange-A-Peel, SC-97 Cant-elope, SC-33 Fruit of the Vine, S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing Glaze, SG-401 Black

Decorating Accessories

  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponge, AC-310 Silkscreen Medium, DSS-0113 Bugs, CB-106 #6 Script Liner, CB-604 #4 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Supplies

  • Palette, Palette knife


Designer: Marcia Roullard


  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Use the CB-106 #6 Script Liner to brush SC-75 Orange-A-Peel near the grooves in the shell, on the head - excluding the small front section. Using the same brush, fill the rest of the rest of the spaces with SC-73 Candy Apple Red by brushing into the wet color. Apply 3 coats in the same manner.
  3. Use the Script Liner to paint 1 coat of SC-75 Orange-A-Peel onto the small section of the head. Use the liner to apply 1 coat of SC-97 Cant-elope onto the high point of the shell and head.
  4. Using the same brush, paint the tip of the head with 2 coats of SC-26 Green Thumb. Highlight with SC-97 Cant-elope.
  5. Use the Script liner to apply 1 thick coat of SC-33 Fruit of the Vine to the tops of the legs. Use the CB-110 Liner to finish the legs with SC-15 Tuxedo, leave SC-33 Fruit of the vine showing on the top sections of the legs.
  6. Use the same brush and SC-97 Cant-elope to shade the plain section of the leg that the beetle is sitting on. 
  7. Using the CB-604 #6 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of SC-97 Cant-elope inside the bottom of the box.
  8. Add AC-310 Silkscreen Medium to SC-15 Tuxedo and mix to a peanut butter consistency with a palette knife.
  9. Use the scarab screen from the DSS-113 Bugs Silkscreen and the Tuxedo mixture to transfer the design onto the sides of the box. Continue to screen in a row. You can use the 3-4 times before cleaning. Once complete, clean screen and lay flat to dry.
  10. With the Script Linter apply 1 slightly thinned coat of SC-97 Cant-elope onto the clear area of the screened bug bodies.
  11. Use SG-401 Black to outline the beetles body lines and to make the lines on the back.
  12. Eyes are painted SC-15 Tuxedo with highlight dots of SC-26 Green Thumb, SC-33 Fruit of the Vine and SC-97 Cant-elope. 1 coat of each color on each eye.
  13. Apply 1 coat of S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing Glaze the top of the box, except the Fruit of the Vine areas on the legs. Brush two coats on the box bottom.
  14. Fire to cone 05/06.