Valentine's Day is a time for thinking of those who are a special part of our lives and have a Special Place in our HEARTS......Think of all the Special things you can keep in a Heart Shaped Box.....
This Instructable will teach you to make a lovely ceramic box.
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Step 1: Supplies
large and medium size heart cookie cutters
1 1/2" X 13" template
clay cutting tool
access to a kiln
Step 2: Roll Clay
roll clay large enough to cut 1 1/2" X 13" template and large Heart
rub the outside edge of the heart shape with slip. Slip is clay that had been made pasty by adding a lot of water.
place the long strip of clay on the slip that is on the heart shape. The slip will act as glue to attach the wall of the heart shaped box
remove excess clay
use more slip to mend the opening in the clay
Step 10: Cover
roll more clay to cut another large heart shape and a medium heart shape
rub the smaller heart with clay glue
stick the hearts together, The smaller heart on the underside of the heart shaped lid helps prevent it from sliding off.
let the clay dry completely
when dry use a sponge to clean all edges
Step 15: Underglaze
Fire the clay in the kiln to turn to bisque. Use underglaze paint to decorate the ceramic heart shaped box and lid
Step 16: Glaze
glaze and re-fire in kiln
Step 17: Finished
fill your heart with LOVE!!!!
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