Hot Air Balloon Vase

Designer: Bob Moreni



  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Thin a small amount of FN057 Periwinkle with water to the consistency of coffee cream in a small cup. Pour the glaze into the vase then roll the glaze pouring it out slowly. Leave the vase upside down to drain till the shine is gone.
  3. Using a CB604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 1 coat of FN001 White to the outside of the vase.
  4. Cut out 2 copies of each pattern.
  5. Position the pattern on the piece and attach by wetting the surface with water ten place the pattern, dab with a damp sponge. When all patterns are applied dab the area with a paper towel to help secure the pattern to the piece.
  6. Using a CB604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of FN057 Periwinkle to the outside side of the vase. Allow to dry!
  7. Using a pencil and AC230 Clay Carbon Paper, trace the patterns onto the vase.
  8. Outline each design using FD258 Black Licorice French Dimensions. Allow to dry!
  9. Using a CB202 #2 Detail Liner apply 3 coats of SC013 Graple and SC074 Hot Tamale to alternating stripes in the middle and bottom of the pink & purple balloon.
  10. Apply 2 puddled coats of CG1004 Berry Tart and CG1006 Purple Reign to every other stripe on the pink & purple balloon.
  11. Balloon with squares, apply 2 puddled coats of CG1002 Day Lilly to the top of the balloon and every other square then CG1008 to the other squares.
  12. Balloon with long stripes, apply 2 puddled coats of CG1003 Peach Party and CG1007 Blueberry Bubblegum to every other stripe on the balloon.
  13. Using a CB202 #2 Detail Liner apply 3 coats of SC041 Brown Cow to the basket of all balloons.
  14. Using a CB110 #10/0 Liner, detail the balloon baskets and add the strings with SC015 Tuxedo.
  15. Using a sponge, dab some SC16 to create clouds in the background then apply SG302 Snowfall over top of it to give more dimension. Allow to dry!
  16. Stilt and fire to cone 06/05.



  • MB1611 Blossom Vase


  • FN001 White
  • FN057 Periwinkle
  • CG1002 Day Lily
  • CG1003 Peach Party
  • CG1004 Berry Tart
  • CG1006 Purple Reign
  • CG1007 Blueberry Bubblegum
  • CG1008 Blue Guppy
  • SC013 Graple
  • SC015 Tuxedo
  • SC016 Cotton Tail
  • SC041 Brown Cow
  • SC074 Hot Tamale
  • FD258 Black Licorice
  • SG302 Snowfall

Decorating Accessories

  • CB110 #10/0 Liner
  • CB202 #2 Detail Liner
  • CB604 #4 Soft Fan 

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • AC230 Clay Carbon Paper
  • Glazed Tile for a Palette
  • Small Cup
  • Paper Towels
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Stylus
  • Pattern