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Watercolor Wash Heart Box

Allow your creativity to show through with a watercolor effect design on the heart box. Dilute some of your paint with water for a marbled effect with unique brushstrokes. The process is easy and the end result is unpredictably beautiful so why not give it a whirl!

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. On palette, pour a puddle of Really Red. 
  3. Use brush dipped in water to mix with Really Red paint. Keep one side of brush loaded with a little more Really Red than the watered mixture.
  4. Make a quick, curved stroke on part of the lid. Repeat making a single stroke in another direction with a slightly watered paint on one side of the brush and more concentrated paint on other side. Repeat this quick stroke technique on sides of the box. Let dry.
  5. Place box and lid on kiln shelf and fire to cone 06.
  6. Brush two coats of Pure Brilliance to top, sides, bottom of box and lid. Let dry.
  7. Brush three coats Really Red on key. Let dry.
  8. Stilt all painted pieces 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
  • Foam plate or foil for paint palette