Picture of Fine Feathered Friend Flamingo Box

Fine Feathered Friend Flamingo Box

This rare and exquisite species of bird known for its beautiful red and pink colors looks amazing perched on top of this elongated box. Give it a blue background to set it in its natural habitat for a dramatic contrasting design.

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. Brush two coats Pure Brilliance to inside of box and lid. Let dry.
  3. BOX LID:  Brush three coats Light Aqua around raised flamingo, including sides and underside of lid. Let dry.
  4. Brush Bright Aqua from base of lid just under elevated leg. Blend into the Light Aqua. Repeat with box bottom.
  5. Sponge Dark Sapphire lightly from base of lid and bottom blending into the Bright Aqua (water ripples).  Let dry.
  6. Brush three coats Light Pink to flamingo. Let dry.
  7. Brush one coat Light Honeysuckle on underside of face, neck, belly and feathers.  Let dry.
  8. Brush three coats Light Gray to legs.
  9. Use Liner brush to paint face and beak and dot eye with Light Gray. Let dry.
  10. Stilt box and lid and fire to cone 06.
  11. If desired, add a coat of Pure Brilliance to lid and box. 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:


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