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Recently while at Duncan Enterprises/ILoveToCreate.com, I was able to play around in the ceramics department. Can you say good times?

To make this, I started off with a round bisque box. I took the “la estrella” card from the Crafty Chica Loteria set and blew it up about 10%. I then cut out the shape and used it as a template so I could paint the design on the box. I used orange for the bottom and white to add polka dots all over.

Here is how I could have made it better – and I’m sharing this so that next time you go to a paint-on-pottery place, you’ll remember my words of wisdom. The goal in ceramics is to end up with a smooth, even texture, almost free of brush strokes. In my case, you can see my strokes all around the shape of the star. It still passes as a gift for my nana or best friend, but for a truly professional look, I should have added an extra coat in an opposite direction to make it all blend in. Plus, blue is a color that REALLY shows the strokes.

My little star box is not in traditional red, white, and blue colors, but I think it is cute for any star-spangled theme fiesta!

Peace, love, and glitter!
Kathy ūüôā

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Love & light,

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