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21  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Kitchen towel/potholder sets on: December 08, 2013 08:35:00 AM
A couple of kitchen sets that I made for my best friend (flowers) and my mom.


Also did a peppermill, I have one for my mom as well, but don't know if I want to use the same design, or something different - suggestions?
 
22  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Re: Yarn Bowls and Mugs and Pots, Oh My! on: September 05, 2013 06:52:04 PM
It's hard to pick a favorite. I love the shape and line of the yarn bowls (and the depth of color on the green one). But I love the motif on the tree mugs, but I think the fish bowls are my favorite because I'm a Pisces, so I have a thing for fishes, and the sgrafitto work is stellar!
23  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: My Woodburnings on: September 05, 2013 06:14:50 PM
You are obscenely talented - I am amazed that you've been at woodburning less than 2 years. Really incredible work!
24  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: My elven costume on: September 05, 2013 06:13:04 PM
That is truly a lovely work of art, and you look beautiful in it!
25  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Re: Backsplash accent tiles on: September 05, 2013 06:09:42 PM
Thanks for all the kind comments! I am completely smitten with the new backsplash.

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I'm thinking you made the tiles yourself and rolled the leaves into the clay before firing?

Yep! I am fortunate enough to have access to a fantastic pottery studio with a slab roller, so that made things very simple. There are a few tiles where the clay reacted with certain plants and made dark, shiny spots in the finished piece - something I wasn't really expecting - just a word to the wise in case anyone else wants to try it.
26  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Backsplash accent tiles on: August 24, 2013 05:20:26 PM


We recently remodeled our kitchen and I have been coveting a cool backsplash. A while back, I took a few pottery classes and really enjoyed working with leaves, so I thought it would be cool to do some tiles with leaves from our garden to use in a back splash (you might be able to spot: sage, rosemary, parsley, Japanese maple, thyme, coleus, watermelon, tomato, cucumber, marigold, creeping jenny, and a few other leaves).

Here are all the tiles together:


Instead of glazing them (which would require another firing that I do not have the patience for), I finished them by rubbing them down with brown shoe polish paste to act sort of like a resist. Then I painted over them with a thin wash of ivory acrylic paint and then washed the paint off of the waxed surface.  I will seal them with a coat of satin finish poly before installation.

Here's what they'll look like with the background tiles:


Update (9/7/13): Grouted, caulked, and complete!
27  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: A Morbid Acuteness of the Senses on: August 03, 2013 08:08:23 PM
Absolutely one of the coolest emboidery pieces I have ever seen!
28  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: Baseball Bachelorette Tees on: July 08, 2013 07:04:45 AM
These are GREAT! Especially love the way the numbers spell out the wedding date - VERY clever and looks fantastic in photos!
29  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Re: Flowerpot makeover on: July 08, 2013 06:54:57 AM
SO pretty! I love the painted rim. My friend's teenage daughter is coming over today to do mosaic pots. Smiley
30  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Painted carpet squares/welcome mats on: July 06, 2013 12:54:29 PM
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What paint do you use and how do you set the colours?

It's just standard acrylic craft paint. We didn't set the colors - the paint sits on top of the carpet fibers and doesn't seem to fade too terribly, although they do wear off after a season or two of heavy use (about as long as a cheap seasonal rug from a big box store). I would imagine adding a fabric medium to the paint would help it last longer.

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