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« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2013 04:13:38 PM »

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Beautiful!  Looks like there's the animals have some etched dimensionality -- yes?  You mentioned you were doing sgraffito on the cup that showed up in the LV swap thread....  And on the assumption that you're using doilies for the rest of the design, how do you do the stenciling without either leaving an impression of the doily or smearing the black glaze?

Yes, the animals are sgraffito. That's where you paint either a colored slip or underglaze on unfired clay and scratch through it. Sort of like scratchboard.

For these, I used paper doilies and cut out the inside circle. Using them as a stencil, I painted black underglaze over the mug and once it was dry, I went back in and added the animals. Because the doilies are thin paper rather than something like crocheted cotton, they leave a very faint impression, so you don't see much texture. Smiley

These are lovely - and your backyard must be AMAZING!

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« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2013 04:41:20 PM »

Those are lovely.  I love the shape and the design.  I think the bunny and the last bird are my favourites. 
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« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2013 03:21:03 PM »

These are beautiful!  The rabbit is adorable!
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« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2013 04:25:32 AM »

Love them!! Amazing work! Love the squirrel, bunny and the last bird. the other ones are also beautyfull!
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« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2013 03:16:19 PM »

I love that bunny!  Wink

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« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2013 03:19:41 PM »

These are really pretty - I think the robin is my favorite!  Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2013 02:31:28 AM »

They look fantastic!
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« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2013 07:28:40 AM »

These look awesome.  My faves are the squirrel, bunny and the last bird.
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« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2013 05:32:13 PM »

They are all magnificent, but since you asked about a favorite, I'd have to say the bunny, followed closely by the robin.
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« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2013 05:53:00 PM »

When I saw the thumbnail, it almost looked as though there was a hole in the cup, with an animal inside.  These are very neat!  I can't pic a favourite!
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