Then after letting them set up a bit, shaped them into puffy hearts:
Sunday, April 07, 2013
The heart form is a great way to try new techniques
I have the shapes precut sitting in a damp box, so whenever I want to try a new technique, they are ready. I have been wanting to try the monoprinting technique I saw some time ago on Ceramic Arts Daily. So yesterday I tried it and these two hearts were made using basically that technique but editing them after. Interesting and different. I think I can use this again. It is a lot like gelli printing which I have looked at for paper/fabric, actually wet clay works a lot like the gelli base. I think it was fun and will be interested to see it once glazed. I will try this again too. Here are some photos: I started by using two flat hearts before shaping, one I covered with red underglaze, the other with deep yellow (didn't take a photo of the base yellow heart) then on the yellow heart proceeded to draw/apply other Underglazes, and smeared with fingertips, etc until I got something I could work with, then turned that over on top of the red Underglazed heart and rubbed---when I separated them, had two different images which I then edited, adding more blue underglaze to one, and finetuning some of the other features, lastly adding a silkscreen quotation from Bette Davis to the original one.