A Turtle Treasury

Slowly build up your savings in this turtle bank.

Products Used

  • MB-1189 - Turtle Bank
  • SC-15 - Tuxedo
  • SC-16 - Cotton Tail
  • SC-26 - Green Thumb
  • SC-27 - Sour Apple
  • SC-71 - Purple-licious
  • SC-77 - Glo-Worm
Decorating Accessories
  • BT-910 - Synthetic Sponges
  • CB-110 - #10/0 Liner
  • CB-202 - #2 Detail Liner
  • CB-604 - #4 Soft Fan
Additional Materials
  • Copy Paper
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Quilters Ruler
  • Circle Template
  • Pencil
  • Clear Glaze of Choice
Project Info


  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Thin SC-77 Glo Worm and using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan wash color over the shell of the turtle. While the color is still wet, sporadically mix some thinned SC-26 Green Thumb into the color.
  3. Cut a sheet of copy paper into 1" squares. Use a rotary cutter and quilters ruler to make this easier.
  4. Wet the paper squares and place on point, point-to-point, on the turtles shell. Place the paper squares on both sides of the shell, adjusting the paper across the top of the shell.
  5. After all the paper is in place, apply 2 even coats of SC-71 Purple-licious over the turtle's shell.
  6. Remove the paper after the last coat of SC-71 Purple-licious has lost its shine.
  7. Scrape off any excess SC-71 Purple-licious that may have gotten on the lower section of the shell.
  8. Thin SC-26 Green thumb and apply over the lower section of the shell and the body of the turtle. Wipe back with a damp sponge to antique.
  9. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan brush on a thinned coat of SC-77 Glo Worm to the lower section of the shell and a thinned coat of SC-27 to the body of the turtle.
  10. Use a circle template to pencil in dots on the body of the turtle in various sizes.
  11. Using a CB-202 #2 Detail Liner, apply 1 coat of thinned SC-71 Purple-licious in the dots.
  12. Remove any color on the eye. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, apply 2 coats of SC-16 Cotton Tail to the eyeball, thinned SC-26 Green Thumb to the iris, and SC-15 Tuxedo to the pupil. Outline the mouth and eye with SC-15 Tuxedo.
  13. Apply clear glaze of choice.
  14. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

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