About the time I learned the theme for this month’s Artwork Elements weblog hop: Holiday Creations, I was scheduling to make a established of kitty cat themed ornaments for a tree for our growing old cat. We have a new glassed in front porch and assumed it would be a excellent way to enhance it for the Holiday seasons. And for ceramic ornaments, it would be safe from the aspects.
For the last couple a long time we have been possessing an outside tree alternatively on one within. We have it out on the deck and enhance it with brightly coloured netted fowl treats. It is so enjoyment looking at the birds flutter all over the tree and peck at these “home baked” goodies of birdseed and peanut butter. So this 12 months we have 2 Xmas trees.
For our kitty cat tree, I employed cat formed cutters to lower out the decorations.
They seemed fairly substantial at first but my clay shrinks about 11 % so they seemed a lot improved once they were bisque fired.
I applied two procedures to bring my cat decorations to lifestyle. For some I silk screened on cat drawings (Mayco silkscreens) bisqued them and then included coloration
and for other folks I did some drawing into the clay. They dried really speedily so by the time I received to them to scratch in some lines, the incisions were being not pretty deep. To enhance them I utilized a black underglaze and then wiped it off, bisque fired them
and then hand painted on glazes and fired people to cone 5 ( higher than 2100 degrees F)
Lastly I adorned the tree.
Our cat who motivated me
Thank you for becoming a member of me on this Artwork Components blog hop today. I experienced such fun making these ornaments and decorating the tree. We get pleasure from it every time we action onto our porch.
The listing of weblog hop contributors is down below. I hope you will go to all of them and take pleasure in their Holiday break Creations.