A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 300,942
Currently Running With Scissors:
579 Guests and 15 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: ceramic reusable air freshener (with sortof tutorial)  (Read 3497 times)
Tags for this thread: air_freshener , tutorial , duck  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
maxxev
Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 1420
Joined: 18-Jul-2009


View Profile
« on: March 16, 2010 11:00:45 PM »

'Toilet Duck' .......a reusable environmentally friendly version. he wont help to clean your loo but he smells GOOD  Wink

 very simple to make. bisque ware is porous and will  absorb not only water but essential oils (you can also use fragrance oils designed for use in an oil burner for this) so the basic idea is to create your desired  shape (you can do 3d but in this case toilet duck was simply cut from a slab with a cookie cutter and a hole was pierced with a skewer)
 which, once dry is fired to bisque ware and then glazed (make sure you leave an area without paint or glaze or you wont have anywhere to put the oils). in this case i painted the front and left the back mostly bare before handglazing the front and sides and firing.
once out of the kiln simply smear a few drops of your chosen oil or fragrance onto your new air freshener add a matching ribbon or beads and hang.

to renew the sent simply add more oil.





comments welcome : )
« Last Edit: March 16, 2010 11:03:47 PM by maxxev » THIS ROCKS   Logged

ScrappySue
Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 3966
Joined: 23-Aug-2007

Oh, not you. We named the monkey Jack.


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2010 07:07:05 AM »

Brilliant idea!
I used to have those ceramic rings that fitted over a light globe, but this is lovely!
I have to ask how you glazed so neatly?
I have only ever had access to giant tubs of glaze that you dunk into at Tafe, and never had anything so painted looking.
Everything is all the same colour or just large brush strokes,
S
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I've started a wist!
http://wists.com/scrappysue
working on the Teesha Moore craftalong
Destashing the craft room
InvisibleCastle
Offline Offline

Posts: 326
Joined: 16-Jul-2005

A dream is a wish, your heart makes...


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2010 08:59:30 AM »

ooh! What a clever idea! I like it.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
jerilynfoley
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Love the day!
Offline Offline

Posts: 215
Joined: 12-Sep-2008

Cherish those you love. Gone is a long time.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2010 10:14:03 AM »

So creative!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My shop: stores.ebay.com/kenandbarbiesthriftshop
maxxev
Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 1420
Joined: 18-Jul-2009


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2010 11:24:42 AM »

Brilliant idea!
I used to have those ceramic rings that fitted over a light globe, but this is lovely!
I have to ask how you glazed so neatly?
I have only ever had access to giant tubs of glaze that you dunk into at Tafe, and never had anything so painted looking.
Everything is all the same colour or just large brush strokes,
S

thank you. Smiley
i used an under glaze (in this case applied with a fine brush) with a coat of clear glaze over the top.

ttp://www.bisqueware.co.uk/catalog/index.php?cPath=67_175&osCsid=a8391956d52a7a525a0969724248c32c

these are what i use for anything detailed which are supplied in bottles, not giant tubs Smiley
though i dont suppose there would be anything preventing you from using the glaze with a little brush instead of dipping it, you would need a clear glaze over the top though and i would probably do a test piece first before you spend hours intricately painting somthing to find the clear glaze reacts oddly with the dipping one.
« Last Edit: March 17, 2010 11:30:44 AM by maxxev » THIS ROCKS   Logged

atomicjam
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2010 04:37:01 PM »

'Toilet Duck' .......a reusable environmentally friendly version. he wont help to clean your loo but he smells GOOD

 Cheesy That made me lol.   This is my first time in the ceramics section and the first thing I got to see was Toilet Duck!   Great product idea and really well done. Well done  Smiley   
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
5 Fruit-Based Desserts to Satisfy a Summer Sweet Tooth
Grilled Banana Split Recipe
How to Make the Ultimate Birthday Cake
How to Make Lemon Shaker Pie
How to Make the Ultimate Truffle Cake
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Chalkboard Wine Glasses
Handmade Gift Ideas: Wooden Chain
Handmade Gift Ideas: Upcycled Car Trash Bag

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.