About the time I acquired the concept for this month’s Art Features blog hop: Getaway Creations, I was organizing to make a established of kitty cat themed ornaments for a tree for our getting old cat. We have a new glassed in entrance porch and thought it would be a excellent way to enhance it for the Holiday seasons. And for ceramic ornaments, it would be harmless from the things.
For the previous couple of a long time we have been having an out of doors tree as a substitute on just one within. We have it out on the deck and enhance it with brightly coloured netted chicken treats. It is so enjoyment watching the birds flutter about the tree and peck at these “household baked” goodies of birdseed and peanut butter. So this 12 months we have 2 Christmas trees.
For our kitty cat tree, I utilized cat shaped cutters to cut out the decorations.
They seemed fairly massive at to start with but my clay shrinks about 11 % so they looked significantly better the moment they were bisque fired.
I applied two methods to convey my cat decorations to everyday living. For some I silk screened on cat drawings (Mayco silkscreens) bisqued them and then extra shade
and for many others I did some drawing into the clay. They dried genuinely swiftly so by the time I got to them to scratch in some traces, the incisions have been not really deep. To boost them I made use of a black underglaze and then wiped it off, bisque fired them
and then hand painted on glazes and fired those to cone 5 ( over 2100 levels F)
Finally I decorated the tree.
Our cat who inspired me
Thank you for signing up for me on this Artwork Components blog site hop now. I had such enjoyment building these ornaments and decorating the tree. We love it each individual time we move on to our porch.
The listing of blog hop individuals is below. I hope you will visit all of them and love their Holiday Creations.