Cardboard Tube Vase

Designer: Marcia Roullard



1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 Bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.

2. Slightly thin FN-009 Black, pour inside of the vase and roll to coat the inside. Pour out the excess glaze and drain.

3. Fill the AC-220 Detailer Bottles with a mixture of glaze, water, and alcohol. Put each of the following colors in separate bottles: SC-29 Blue Grass, SC-75 Orange-A-Peel and SC-97 Cant-elope. To each color add approximately 1″ of glaze, 1/4″ of water and 1/2″ of alcohol. Mix with a stiff brush and shake well.

4. Use the Soft Fan to apply two coats of FN-001 White to the outside of the vase.  While the second coat is wet, squirt on the three alcohol mixed colors in squiggle lines. The glaze will spread so leave room for that and leave a lot of white glaze showing. Let dry.

5. Use the 1/4″ tape to mask off every other faceted shape.

6. Cut a toilet paper cardboard tube in half. Cut the long end with snips approximately 1 1/2″ long so it looks like fringe. Bend the cut edge to create a right angle. Sponge SC-15 Tuxedo onto the cardboard, press to the open spaces on the faceted vase. Press the cut strips with your fingers to ensure you get good contact. Always press the cut tube in the same direction on every other faceted shape. Remove the tape.

7. Apply the 1/8″ tape down and across the faceted shapes. This is to keep the edges between the shapes as the background color and will define the shapes.

8. Repeat the sponge and press process in the opposite direction from the previous stamp on the unstamped faceted shapes. Remove the tape.

9. Use the Soft Fan to apply two coats of FN-001 White or SC-15 Tuxedo.

9.  Fire to cone 05/06.



  • MB-1466 Faceted Vase


  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-29 Blue Grass
  • SC-75 Orange-A-Peel
  • SC-97 Cant-elope
  • FN-001 White
  • FN-009 Black

Decorating Accessories

  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
  • AC-220 Detailer Bottles

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Cardboard Tube
  • Alcohol
  • 1/4″ Tape
  • 1/8″ Tape