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Emerging Foliage

2Watch your creativity sprout into new life on this Duncan® Oh Four® True Love vase with natural colors from the Designer Glazes™ collection!


  1. Wipe ware with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.
  2. Trace leaf patterns onto the unprinted side of shelf paper. Use scissors to cut out leaves.
  3. Remove backing from leaves and place onto vase. Refer to photo for leaves placement. Press firmly to make sure edges are sealed.
  4. Using Fan Glaze brush, paint three coats Cashmere Crème over entire vase. Let dry after each coat.
  5. Remove leaf stencils. Use No. 6 Round to paint three coats Saffron Silk into the small leaves on each side of vase. Let dry after each coat.
  6. Use No. 6 Round to paint the remaining leaves with three coats Teal Tweed. Let dry after each coat.
  7. Refer to photo and lightly draw the stems with pencil.
  8. Using No. 4 Liner, paint the penciled stems and add veins to each leaf with three coats Carbon Chiffon. Let dry after each coat.
  9. Stilt in kiln and fire to shelf 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
  • Adhesive-backed shelf paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Container for water
  • Potter’s sponge