Picture of Desert Flower Succulent Box

Desert Flower Succulent Box

This desert beauty shines atop the circular box that holds everything from nuts to candies to coins and jewelry. Concepts Underglazes colors give it the realistic appearance of a beautiful blooming desert dweller. 

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

  1. Wipe box and lid with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.
  2. Pour Pure Brilliance inside lid, roll around to coat and pour out remaining glaze in clean container.
  3. Brush two coats Pure Brilliance to inside box. Let dry.
  4. Brush three coats Dark Papaya to sides and bottom of box. Let dry.
  5. Brush three coats Light Jade to succulent. Let dry.
  6. Brush a coat of Light Blue Spruce just under each petal. Blend into each petal to add dimension. Let dry.
  7. Use Liner brush dipped in Black to further define petals. Blend Black into the petals below to create more dimension.
  8. Brush tips of each petal with Bright Wine. Let dry.
  9. Brush 2-3 coats of Black on remainder of lid painting around the succulent. Let dry.
  10. Dip tip of brush or pencil in Really White. Make random dots in the Black to simulate sand. Let dry.
  11. Stilt lid and box 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
  • Clean plate for palette