Monday Mashup #5


This is my take on The Documented Life‘s October 17 challenge –


Art Challenge:  Vellum

Vellum, Ranger Distress Stain, die cut trees and leaves

embossed vellum painted with Distress Stain, stamps

This is my first experience with vellum and have enjoyed it immensely!  I really love its translucence and the way it takes up color.  I am having a challenge keeping it from curling when it gets damp with glue and whatnot.  Any suggestions?  At the moment, I’m just putting something heavy on top until it dries.

I spent a lot of the day Saturday in the pottery studio, working on a handle for a little pitcher I’d thrown last week.  I got it made and attached, it’s now ready for the bisque kiln.


I ended up using a rolled handle.  No matter how hard I try, I cannot pull a handle. 🙁  Jean the Pottery Queen would tell me to practice, practice, practice.  Who wants to practice handles when you can throw?? 🙄

I threw this little pot a few weeks ago –


Untrimmed, right off the wheel


Now trimmed and glazed using

Black Satin Doll Glaze inside and dripped around the rim, which you

can’t see and a total exterior dip using Tenmoku

What a difference trimming makes!

The glazes may be a complete bust, but glazes being the way they are, you can never really predict what your pot is going to look like when it comes out of the kiln.  Everything’s a glaze test per Jean the Pottery Queen; she knows what she’s talking about, trust me!

I’m linking today with A Round Tuit, Merry Monday and Much Ado About Monday.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Be your own hero, it’s cheaper than a movie ticket.  Doug Horton


Your $.02