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