Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
I thought I'd take you through the steps in making my Pumpkin pin.
I started with 3 even slices of clay, white,black and orange. I stacked them on top of each other and ran them through the pasta machine a few times to create a stack of very thin slices as you see. I then made an imprint onto the surface with a wooden cutout I found at Michael's. Press down on the wood to make the open spaces in the cutout cause the clay to puff up and make the eyes,mouth and nose pronounced. Then simply slice the raised portions very carefully and you'll see those areas expose the pattern created in the clay. From there you can put yout own spin on it and create what you wish. Happy claying!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
I'm so proud of this little heart! I simply put a very delicate chain through the hole and whalah!!!!
I turned this piece into my challenge submission for the CGGE November Challenge- what you are thankful for. I am for the opportunity to work with glass, and now lampwork also. I am even more thankful for encouraging friends- YOu know who you are!!!!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
It's so easy and you probably have tons of rubber -or clear- stamps around the house already.
I use a regular stamp pad- doesn't even have a brand name on it because I got it at Micheal's in a combination pack with a clear stamp sheet for christmas. I honestly have used other stamo opads and they all work.
I simply clean the glass and stamp on it. While the ink is still moist, sprinkle your enamel powder over the ink and tap it off.(exactly like embossing paper)
Afdter that just give it a quick fuse and use the sheetas you would normally. You can layer them, color them with other enamels, use with dichroics, make ornaments, the possibilities are endless.
I can't take credit for this I read about it somewhere, can't remember but I did experiment and find what works for me. Love to see what you do with the technique.