Sunday, May 15, 2016

Scrapbook class fun

Had fun on Saturday in the  Heartfelt Creations By the Sea class held at Class Act in Oshawa

The  album turned out really well - was fun learning new things -been over 12 years I have played with scrap booking and cards -  such new  things to learn - creating and  using pull outs and creating the 3d flowers and effects  on the cover was fun - learning to use finger daubers and inking pages - was totally fun - going to do another class next month -  the class was extremely reasonable $75 - it included all the paper/album and pieces  which if purchased would be about 67.00  the class was 5 hours - it was great ! not only that I won the door prize  of some stamps I wanted (value about 29.00)  so over all a fantastic time - and I love the album I made

Monday, May 9, 2016

Fun Hand Puppets and I did a couple of loads of bottles

I put a kiln load on Satruday morning - and used my ceramic plates  for patterns
I had one bottle roll off the skulls ( but I put pieces under the edge of the mat so they cant roll to edge - another sort of shifted  and the flat sheet was fine
 The  nutcracker below was one of the plates I made for fusing patterns onto the bottles - worked great but it rolled a bit
needs cleaning but the image is crisp and clear (a bit offset but it worked ) 

I did another  load on Sunday - but used flat sided bottles so they would stay on the ceramic mold - 

Probably would have perfered a larger clear bottle so I could get all the skulls on the plate onto the clear portion of the bottle - but it worked 

These plates are make from rubber stamps into the clay and then I bisque fired them - 
all in all a good test 
but for my future plates I am making a base neck holder so they cant roll ! and will stay positioned 

On staturday also had fun with my grand daughter - making hand puppets 
I modified to simplify  from a video on You tube but these were fun to make 
everything I bought from the dollar store 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

My Goose is cooked .........

I almost thought this may happen as the enamels are a bit touchy over a certain temp - but my Grey Goose bottle  faded in the slump

I like the heal of the bottle more slumped so I go to 1465  -  what I should have done was do this bottle separate in the small kiln and only go to about 1425   like I did the other enamel bottle that turned out great

so it washed out and was burning off so I only got the white sort of background  showing

I could add some black back onto it and fire it with my own enamels - which I just may do as an experiment 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Big Kiln is on again

actually its off right now - it was on last night - its cooling so when I get home I can open it up

I have a Grey Goose bottle in and cant wait to see the results -

Feeling a little better - at least a walk to the studio to put some bottles in the kiln  was an excursion last night

I hope I'm feeling better for the weekend lots to want to play with

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Nothing out of the studio this weekend

Been a bit sick all week - daughter got me out on Saturday to go to the market but then home to sleep  and then  sleep all Sunday

I did clean and organize some scrapbooking stamp pads but that was about it

Hopefully I feel better this week and can get up to the studio to do some glass - both fusing and lampworking to get me back into the swing of things - starting to warm up now

Monday, April 25, 2016

Taking a Scrapbooking class at Class Act in Oshawa

On Saturday  May 14th  

taking the class to make this  beautiful album - called Seaside Serenity - I cant wait to play with stamps and paper again

Its a small album with multiple pages all with the same beautiful floral  theme 
they still have openings if anyone else interested - its 75.00   and you get the kit but you need to buy a few things  - not much really - so cant wait 

Friday, April 22, 2016

BK #4 - another load

Very happy with the kiln and feeling friendly with it now - easy to use Bartlett V6 controller - is marvelous compared to all the other controllers I've been using -

Highly recommend to Canadians the Tucker - Cone Art Kiln - well made (we bumped and pushed this baby up stairs - into a car and then into the studio  and it held up well)  repair to coils easy  - so very happy with my used purchase

Yes just more bottles for now but I think that will be it for a couple of weeks - want to work on some nice bowls  - or other items

the pile is really growing - hope to do more of those crystal holders soon

I sat in front of my torch - and cleaned the area a bit - so I could end up there on the weekend too

will be off to the creative festival on Saturday - just to relax and enjoy some fun with my 6 year old grand daughter