A few weeks back a couple of my pals and I went to The Hot Pot Studio in Red Deer to try our hand at pottery, a new to me craft.
We had a great experience there and Laura, the young lady that works there was extremely helpful!! I am sure I was the biggest pain in the butt, asking a gazillion questions and she patiently and knowledgeably answered all of my questions.
I learnt that adhesive burns off in the firing process. That's when I knew I would be able to incorporate supplies from my craft room. I had to go back and try it again but before I went, I die cut Impression Obsession Butterfly DIE008-I and Butterfly Set DIE046-A with only clear contact paper. I used them as a mask before painting the plate with ceramic paint.
This is what I did.......
~I adhered the clear contact butterfly die cuts to the plate and painted it with the blue glaze with several coats.
~Let it dry in between coats, which only takes a few minutes.
~Sanded it it down in a few spots to give it a different shade of blue.
~Using my piercing tool I pulled off the clear contact paper. Any glue residue will burn off in the process of firing it in the kiln.
~I love The Hot Pot Studio !
Once you have painted your piece, you leave it there and they dip it in the clear ceramic glaze and fire it. Just pick it up 6 days later. Easy Peasy!!
This is another thing I learnt while I was there.....pencil markings will also burn off in the firing process. So if you are like me and have zero drawing talents you can trace your die cuts on the pottery instead of using clear contact paper as a mask and paint them with ceramic paint or glaze after tracing.
~ This plate is now dishwasher and microwave safe. My photography skill are once again lacking.... the color is actually almost navy blue and I have some glare from my kitchen light in the photo. I will be trying this again!! Oh the possibilities!!!
I should have used the same butterfly die for the card, oh well. I am happy with the look of the Fancy Butterfly DIE059-N on the card front.
Here is a peek at the inside......
I made this for Impression Obsession's Up in the Air Challenge and the layout is Mojo Monday sketch 294.
Thanks for stopping by and have a most fabulous day!!
Accessories~IO Dies-Butterfly DIE008-I, Butterfly Set DIE046-A, Fancy Butterfly DIE059-N, Border Duo 1 Set, Cuttlebug Folders, Mark Richards Crystal Stickers, Pop Dots, Spellbinders Curved Rectangles, Seam Binding.
Paper~ Stardream, White, Clear Contact Paper