Picture of Expression of Love Tree Mug

Expression of Love Tree Mug

Immortalize this romantic gesture of love on a mug with a realistic look and feel of a tree trunk. Add in your special initials and watch your love grow.

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


  1. Wipe mug with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.
  2. Brush three coats Dark Briarwood to inside and base of mug. Let dry.
  3. Brush a coat of Dark Briarwood to outside mug making sure paint is in crevices. 
  4. Use damp sponge to wipe paint off raised areas of mug leaving the Dark Briarwood inside crevices. Let dry.
  5. Use Fan Glaze brush dipped in some Light Taupe and brush over the heart and random areas around mug mainly applying paint to raised areas.
  6. Repeat brushing lightly over unpainted raised areas with Bright Brown and blending into some of the previous color. Let dry. Repeat.
  7. Paint in desired initials inside heart with Dark Briarwood. Let dry.
  8. Stilt mug and fire to cone 06.
  9. If desired, brush a coat of Pure Brilliance to entire mug. Let dry.
  10. Stilt and re-fire to cone 06.
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What you need:


  • Potter’s sponge
  • Container for water
  • Clean plate for palette
  • Pencil