Picture of Shimmering Red Heart Box

Shimmering Red Heart Box

Send this heart aflutter with some beautiful shimmering effects and a golden key. Its simple, yet gallant design gives it wide appeal and splendor.

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

  1. Wipe box, lid and key with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.
  2. Brush three coats Ruby Shimmer Glaze to outside of heart box and top of heart lid. Let dry.
  3. Brush three coats Really Red to bottom of heart box. Let dry.
  4. Brush two coats Pure Brilliance to inside heart box and underside of heart lid.  Let dry.
  5. Brush two coats Pure Brilliance to key. Let dry.
  6. Stilt box, lid and key on kiln shelf and fire to cone 06.
  7. Use clean No. 8 Round brush to paint one side of key with a coat of Premium Gold. Let dry. Paint remaining side with Premium Gold. Be sure to work in well-ventilated area. Clean brush with Essence and use only for gold application.
  8. Stilt key and fire to cone 018. 
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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
  • Foam plate or foil for paint palette