Picture of Birch Tree Vase

Birch Tree Vase

Carve out the perfect sentiment with a perfect statement of love and without harming a single tree! The Tree Carved Heart Vessel is the perfect setting for your initials or romantic expression!

For best results, please read all instructions before beginning project. Refer to photo for color and design placement.

  1. Wipe vase with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.
  2. Brush three coats of Marshmallow Créme to inside and outer vase including base. Let dry.
  3. Dip No. 8 Round into some Bright Ginger and lightly brush random areas with Bright Ginger to “age” the wood texture.
  4. Use Liner brush dipped in Bright Ginger and paint some thin, short lines horizontally around vase to simulate pattern of birch bark. 
  5. Mix a little Black into the Bright Ginger and continue painting sporadic short lines and dots around vase to simulate birch texture and pattern.  
  6. Mix some Black into the Bright Ginger to darken and paint inside the incised heart and arrow. 
  7. Lastly brush in desired initials inside heart using a darkened Ginger or Black as desired. Let dry.
  8. Stilt vase on kiln shelf 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:


  • Potter's sponge
  • Container for water
  • Pencil
  • Foam plate or foil for paint palette