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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

also obsessed with stencils

My last experiment with stencils didn't go that well. I applied them wrong and they all burned off in the firing. So I went over to my pal Laura Farrow's for some tutoring because she has got this stencil thing going on. So, I'm trying it again on some small pieces I had lying around. Sorry for the sloppy photos, lazy napkin on the table by the window shot, but you get the idea. If all goes well, I'll put some proper images up next week.

I made this pendant for myself. When I was over at Laura's she gave me this milagro, a little praying man. I used to wear this bead on a strand of beads I got at Bonnaroo, but I like it much better like this. Sort of an Asian/Latin fusion thing going on.
It's 9am, coffee time is over, time to get to work. Terra sig on some barns today and rolling out slabs in hopes that they will be dry enough by Christmas to work with haha! We had MORE rain last night. Build that arc someone, I'm coming over!
I had weird dreams last night about large waves coming at me one after another in the ocean. Must be a metaphor for these shows I have coming up that I am NOT AT ALL ready for! TIme to get to work.....

8 comments:

Michèle Hastings said...

the stencils look great!

Laura Farrow said...

the milagro is perfect on that pendant! good luck with stencils!

Linda Starr said...
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cindy shake said...

What FUN and beautiful new work!! I LOVE the stencils!! the texture from the raku really adds to the stencils in the photos -just cool. AND THE BEADS! very cool. go girl!

Tracey Broome said...

Thanks all.
Linda, I didn't apply the stencils right, they can actually fire to ^10

Linda Starr said...

I never knew there were stencils which could go that high, did you order special stencil paper? Could you do a post on how that works?

Bert said...

We have had 70 days of over 100 degrees and virtually no rain. The area lakes in our water district are at only 60% capacity with the drought forecast to continue through December. Send that rain over Texas' way!lol

Tracey Broome said...

Hey Linda, I don't fire to ^10 but check out mudstuffing blog, I'm pretty sure he is firing his stencils to ^10 and my friend Susan is putting her deaals through wood firings to ^10. No special paper, just the iron from the laser printer I guess. I'm not really the one to give a tutorial since I'm just now getting them applied correctly :)
Bert, yes you can have a little of this rain! I'm trying not to complain because we have had our share of drought times too! and the 100 degree days :(