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1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Pocoyo and the Three Musketeers on: October 19, 2013 01:23:03 AM
I'm sorry, I don't really have time to sew right now.  So no, I'm not still making the Pocoyo costume, but I may eventually.  Definitely not on time for Halloween this year.
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Calla Jewelry on: February 21, 2012 09:23:19 AM
Those are so gorgeous.  Did you make the calla beads yourself, or buy them?
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: Glass Toppers like Resin? on: December 29, 2011 10:09:24 AM
You can get them at good prices at Rubber Nation, and their customer service is excellent.  I ordered some small charm bottles from them recently and they sent me loads of extras like a bag of beads and one of findings. 
4  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Bees & Bunnies on the Fence on: October 04, 2011 01:46:14 PM
AWESOME!  Congratulations!  I love the yellows with the blues.
5  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Re: small mermaid dish (underglazed) on: August 04, 2011 12:44:54 AM
yes^ actually the bit i like best is the fin, even though it only took like 10 minutes, as opposed to the rest of the piece, which took 2.5 hours or so.  The trick to getting that super smooth color transition is to use it just like watercolor: load up the merest bit of glaze and draw a fine line, then rinse the color off the brush and blend it with a moist but not sopping wet brush.  This wouldn't work as well on a darker color clay body, since it is using the white background as a base and mostly transparent.  If you are working on greenware as opposed to bisque you have to be careful not to oversaturate the surface of the clay itself with water, then it can get muddy and kind of ruins the effect.   These glazes can be applied much much thicker, but really if you were trying for a more opaque color you would go with liquid underglaze or what have you.   I really like to recommend these glazes to people because i have been using them with consistently good results for quite a while; there are limitations of course.  A few of the colors don't hold up as well at cone 6 as they would at cone 04, but most of them stay very vibrant. 

Anyways, thank you all for the kind words.  I had the best time painting this.  I really enjoy painting tits, i guess.
6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Facepainting on: August 03, 2011 03:27:13 PM
I really like the third one down, it reminds me of a bellydancer. 
7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: 16 Pictures of my painted rocks. on: August 03, 2011 03:26:37 PM
These are awesome!  It's hard to say which is a favourite, honestly!  I remember painting rocks when I was little, but they were nowhere near this awesome.
8  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Re: small mermaid dish (underglazed) on: August 03, 2011 03:23:25 PM
awww, thanks!  I love ceramics, but i've been watercolor painting since I could hold a brush, so that's what i lean towards.  it actually detracts from the fact that my throwing is less than perfect ^.^
9  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / small mermaid dish (underglazed) on: August 03, 2011 03:02:43 PM
Hey there.  I just finished painting this and i think it turned out pretty well.  Its underglaze on greenware, but since it's unlikely i'll get it fired and glazed until next week, I thought I'd post it now.  The clay body used is whitestone, which is a cone 6 stoneware, and its got a lot more grog than I'm used to, so the clay has somewhat of a rough texture.  The painting is done in Amaco Semi-Moist Underglazes, which i adore.  Seriously these things are awesome.  Anyways I was really pleased with how this turned out.  Let me know what you think.

I like to paint on greenware because you can correct mistakes easily by scraping off the glaze, and you can do some minor sgraffito for things like the shine on her tail.  That's just where i scraped the glaze off for a highlight.
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Lace Collar Necklaces on: June 07, 2011 12:33:21 PM
These are so wonderful!  My mom actually had antique lace collars that she used to put on us when we were very little, these remind me of them.  I would love to have some now, to fancy thing up!
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