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Topic: Ants on a Plate...and Spiders too...  (Read 8973 times)
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Avril222
« on: August 09, 2009 12:30:41 PM »

also horribly inspired by robotarsonist's gorgeous work seen here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=284893.0

i took my longtime love of ants and spiders and my complete dysfunction with actually making a ceramic plate and voila...i used plates from goodwill and the fantastic ceramic pen, Porcelain 150 to make my very own ant and spider plates.  this is my first time using a ceramic pen so be gentle.
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i hope you dig them like i do...
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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2009 12:38:02 PM »

I love the ants so much! Good job!
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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2009 12:49:13 PM »

That looks great! I got a porcelaine marker a while ago and just now found the opportunity to use it but the flow is very uneven! Did you have that same problem? Your images look so smooth and fluid...gah wish I knew what was going wrong. Great job though!
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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2009 01:18:33 PM »

Love the ant plates.  Hate the spider plates, but that's just because I hate spiders.  Beyond my hate of spiders, you did a great job on them.

Love the Pebeo glass and ceramic paints.  I only recent started using the pens; have used the paint pots for years, but love love love the precision of the paint pens.
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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2009 01:23:51 PM »

very good job, congratulations Grin
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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2009 02:34:54 PM »

So cute :-)
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2009 03:04:34 PM »

I love the ants! way to go!!!
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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2009 03:31:45 PM »

I dig 'em!
How adorable!!
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« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2009 03:32:05 PM »

Those are amazing! I love them!
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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2009 05:15:14 PM »

thanks for all of the comments!

sheepblue: yep, they clog pretty consistently if you stop drawing at all. i had to keep wiping the tip and pushing down firmly on some paper towels to unclog them. i think it might just be an occupational hazard with these pens!
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« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2009 05:31:23 PM »

Yeah I found that out the hard way. I was trying to draw some text on a couple of cups. I wonder if drawing horizontally affected it as well since I was sitting up and not drawing against a table or something...You did a great job though. Maybe it just takes practice.
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« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2009 08:37:05 PM »

My fave is the first ant plate - I love that the black border looks like a magnifying glass... just so cool... well done!
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« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2009 10:47:34 AM »

those are fab and I love the ant design where they are collecting the crumbs!  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2009 11:27:45 AM »

Frigging sweet. The spider one is creepy, I'd probably be unable to get near it.
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« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2009 02:34:06 PM »

Stunning! I absolutely love it. Can you eat off the plates still?
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« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2009 03:40:41 AM »

i don't think that you could still eat off of the plates...that would be amazing though. i should do some research on that...
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« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2009 03:36:41 PM »

tons of fun!
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« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2009 10:16:02 AM »

Actually, once you bake your painted plates in the oven, they're food safe. You can eat off them. I'd just recommend not using metal utensils because they can scratch the paint. But yeah, you can eat off them.

These are so clever/creepy/cool. Can I blog about them? I'll include whatever link(s) you want in my blog post.
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« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2009 03:27:28 PM »

Oh, wow! So cute!
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« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2010 12:43:33 PM »

i love them all!!  what a great idea!
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« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2010 09:03:40 PM »

These are so cute! They would be perfect for a picnic lunch Smiley.

Thanks for the inspiration. I'm going to have to check out those pens.
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« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2010 04:28:37 AM »

Hi,

I really love these!  I've tried with ceramic pens, and just couldn't use them - they went really blothcy and leaky, or not enough ink came out.  Maybe I just bought a bad pen - has anyone else had problems?!

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« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2010 05:27:08 PM »

I have never heard of these ceramic pens where do you get them  I love your work! :javascript:void(0); 
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« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2012 09:00:15 AM »

You made plain old plates, absolutely awesome!
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Awesome work! My favourite has to be the ants : )
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