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« on: January 09, 2014 12:52:48 AM »

i made this mug for a craft swap.
i admired cinnamon teal's sgraffito goldfish bowls and wanted to play around with the technique as its not one i have really used much. i layered white then blue then black glazes then scraped the design using a sgraffito tool and a craft knife





close up of the coaster showing the blue glaze



really pleased with how this turned out Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2014 01:00:26 AM »

nice!
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2014 02:56:49 AM »

Gorgeous! Love the texture and sophistication of the design.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2014 04:11:26 AM »

Absolutely gorgeous! I would totally buy these in a store. Hitting this rocks!
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2014 04:41:52 AM »

Beautiful birches!  Very nice indeed!
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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2014 05:22:21 AM »

This is beautiful!  Lucky swap partner.  I'm going to pin this AND push "This rocks."  Excellent work!  You really capture the spirit of the birch!
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2014 07:32:20 AM »

Those are beautiful!
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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2014 07:45:46 AM »

I, too, admire the work of cinnamonteal...but I see that I have a new person's work to admire as well! Grin

Lovely...I love the glints of blue glaze...really nice and interesting technique...almost looks like woodblock prints...
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« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2014 07:48:01 AM »

It's beautiful!
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« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2014 08:15:24 AM »

Maxxev, I hope you realize that if I was anywhere near you, I would probably right now be sitting in front of your, staring adoringly at you as I bask in your brilliance (or trying to sneak out your latest creation under my jacket).  I saw this and knew even before looking at the topic that you made it, and I love it.  BTW, I look at my beautiful Death plate everyday, as it is hung right across from my work table.  Pinning this to the many other pins I have of your stuff.
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« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2014 09:17:15 AM »

thank you  Smiley

I look at my beautiful Death plate everyday, as it is hung right across from my work table
Death plate......now theres a sentance guaranteed to raise a few eyebrows... Grin
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« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2014 09:39:35 AM »

Those are beautiful! I had to look up what sgraffito was, but I think I get it. And I think birches are an excellent subject for that style, well done.
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« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2014 10:35:54 AM »

Very beautiful and professional looking.

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« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2014 02:34:54 PM »

This is beautiful.
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« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2014 04:18:20 PM »

This gorgeous!
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« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2014 04:26:38 PM »

beautiful!
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« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2014 08:08:41 AM »

Really lovely!
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« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2014 08:34:48 AM »

Your work is always so beautiful. I love this one!
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« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2014 03:07:46 PM »

Wow!  This is crazy beautiful and I love the mug and the matching coaster.  <3
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« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2014 07:31:24 PM »

Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured Project!  Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2014 07:54:18 PM »

Yay, maxxev!
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« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2014 08:36:37 PM »

WOW! This is beautiful!
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« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2014 09:55:04 PM »

WOW!!!!  This is so beautiful - I want four!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2014 07:56:39 AM »

those are so beautiful.  I love how realistic the trees look. 
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« Reply #24 on: January 17, 2014 07:32:30 AM »

Beautiful!!
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« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2014 03:43:13 PM »

Wow - those are gorgeous! What perfect birch trees! The technique looks a little bit like using etching paper, yes?
Could you link a project of Cinnamon Teal, please? I'm not familiar with her work.
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thank you Smiley

Wow - those are gorgeous! What perfect birch trees! The technique looks a little bit like using etching paper, yes?
Could you link a project of Cinnamon Teal, please? I'm not familiar with her work.

yes, or scratch board though you can layer more than two colours.
her goldfish bowls are one of my favourites: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=426925.0#ixzz2dGhv44LQ&i
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« Reply #27 on: January 22, 2014 01:35:36 PM »

Thanks so much for the link. Cheesy She is an amazing potter. She does such beautiful shapes.

And you are right about her goldfish bowls - they are stunning. But your birch trees are still my favourite!
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Eeeeee! I love it so much!!! Really beautiful work. I'm so flattered that my work inspired you! That makes me so happy! Grin

(Sorry I didn't comment earlier. I had technical issues for a while, then life happened, and I couldn't get it resolved until last night. It was a wonderful surprise to come back and see your gorgeous mug and coaster!)
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« Reply #29 on: April 11, 2014 05:50:49 AM »

I love the layering.  They are so beautiful.
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« Reply #30 on: April 24, 2014 09:25:28 AM »

You should be very pleased!  These are gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! 
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« Reply #31 on: August 15, 2014 06:59:11 AM »

So pretty! My husband would love this mug. You're birch trees are perfect.
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