Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Practice, Practice, Practice
I knew that I would forget something very important. And that is that lamella has only one direction. It has a nap to it and if you put it on in the wrong direction the golden glow is gone. You can see here where I laid one of the pieces in the wrong direction.
I am still not quite adept at carving my lines really well. You can see where I carved out too much in the leaf stem on the far left.
But the good news is, I had NO air bubbles trapped in this piece. I was much more careful at pressing them out this time now that I know what to look for.
I ordered some heat set paints but since they haven't come yet, I used Pantone markers on this piece. Hence the colors are not that great. Plus I only have three markers. A yellow, a blue and a red. Plus a colorless blender. So not too many color options
Once my Genesis heat set paints come I will be able to get my colors the way I want them.
This technique is right up my alley since it is so painterly and my background is in painting. But it is NOT as easy as painting. Especially getting that transparent thin enough. It is like phylo dough. So between the thin gold leaf flying around the room and the clay folding over on itself and sticking to itself, needless to say I had a few times when I had to just walk away.
My mold making has taken a bit of a back seat but when I need something less stressful to do, I know what to do!