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A Unique Valentine Vase

By: The Designers of I Love to Create

Give your Valentine a bouquet of roses in this funky Valentine's Day vase from I Love to Create.  The unique shape of this vase will really make it stand out.  DIY Valentine's Day ideas like this are also a great way to show someone how much you care.  This is a one of a kind vase that is sure to catch anyone's eye.

Materials:

  • X-TREME Dimensions™ in Electric Plum
  • Home Decor Bisque Designs Medium Free Form Vase 3.25" x 4" x 8"
  • Concepts® Underglazes for Bisque and Majolica in Dark Black and Light Pink
  • Signature Brushes, No. 4 Liner and No. 6 Fan Glaze
  • French Dimensions™ in French Really Red
  • pure•brilliance™ Clear Glaze
  • Ruler
  • Masking tape
  • Paper towels
  • Foil
  • Silk Sponge
  • Container for water
  • Pencil
  • Clean, empty container (margarine-tub size)

 

Instructions:

  1. Wipe ware with dampened sponge to remove dust.
     
  2. Measure 1¾” up from bottom of vase and make a light line with pencil circling circumference of vase.
     
  3. Place tape along the top edge of the line circling the vase.
     
  4. Shake bottle of the Light Pink glaze. Pour some into the vase and roll around to glaze the bottom and sides. Pour out excess into a clean container.
     
  5. Using the No. 6 Fan Glaze brush, paint 3 coats of Light Pink inside top of vase and the bottom portion of vase below tape. Let dry between each coat. Once dry, remove tape.
     
  6. Pour puddle of Black glaze on foil. Using the No. 4 Liner brush, paint Black glaze up to the edge of Light Pink at the base. Then use No. 6 Fan Glaze brush to paint Black on the remainder of the vase up to the top. Let dry and paint two additional coats, letting dry between each application. Let completely dry.
     
  7. Cut out heart pattern and position where the black and pink areas meet on bottom of vase (refer to picture). Lightly trace around pattern with pencil. Outline the hearts with French Dimensions Really Red. Tip: To soften paint, place under warm lamp. Pierce tip with pin and test flow on paper towel before using.
     
  8. Make swirls in the pink areas of vase (top and bottom) and random dots in the black section using XD Electric Plum.
     
  9. Make additional dots in the top inside portion of the vase between the swirls using the FD French Really Red. Let dry.
     
  10. Roll some Pure Brilliance™ Clear Glaze inside vase. Pour out excess.
     
  11. Brush one coat on entire vase. Let dry.
     
  12. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06.

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