Picture of Scaredy Cat

Scaredy Cat

Don’t be afraid to get creative when painting your own touches on one of the newest members of the Duncan® Tiny Tot family … Nightmare the Cat! Give him stripes and a not so cuddly facial expression for the perfect Halloween decoration.


1. Wipe ware with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.

2. Use a pencil to lightly sketch lines for stripes on the cat.

3. Using No. 1 Liner or No. 4 Round as needed, apply three flowing coats of each of the following color to the designated areas:  Light Saffron: eyes; Neon Orange: inside ears; Black: Nose, mouth line, stripes on body, tail and feet; Bright Purple: all remaining unpainted areas on head, body, legs and tail. Let dry.

4. Using No. 1 Liner, apply one coat of Black Diamond over all the black areas of the cat. Let dry.

5. Apply French Dimensions Black Licorice to the whisker lines of the cat. Let dry.

6. Using No. 6 Round, apply one smooth flowing coat of Pure Brilliance Glaze to the entire cat.

7. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

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Posted by Suzie Shinseki

Suzie works as a Senior Designer at iLoveToCreate®. She has been involved with art since childhood, and her passion has continued throughout her life. She honed her natural talents by attending the Academy of Arts in San Francisco on scholarship, art classes at San Jose City College. She works with various media and substrates. You can find her masterpieces on painted signs, murals, people and animal portraiture, mold design, sculptures, ceramic projects and fabric paint designs. Her commercial endeavors include children’s coloring books, illustrative designs for bags, brochures and cards. Her exceptional illustration skills have brought her many jobs as a fashion illustrator for designers in Hong Kong and Hawaii.

What you need:


  • Foil or foam plate for palette
  • Pencil
  • Potter's sponge
  • Container for water