Wednesday, August 18, 2010
I've been testing some of the newer Fimo special effects clays and this mustard-colored clay had flecks in it that I thought might work for old ceramic "yellowware" mixing bowls. I've learned I prefer Fimo to Premo for bowls and plates because it is more flexible and less brittle for me. I need to add an elastic clay for Premo to prevent the breaking of such thin pieces.
I pressed terra-cotta colored clay onto a metal brick mold so see how it would look in clay. After baking this test piece, I wiped on a white acrylic paint, taking most off the raised areas. I'll try to make a fireplace with it next.