Jars Ahoy…..

Scarecrows, not a one on Halloween sadly.  Loads of super heroes, witches, and princesses.   Oh well, maybe next year he will become popular again.  My scarecrow has now gotten its base coat.  Through trial and error, over the years, I have found that if you desire a base coat with out brush strokes it is best to sponge it on.  Usually for these toppers, I squeeze out 3-4 colors.  With a dampened sponge, I dip into all of the colors at once.  As I pounce the sponge on the ceramics, the colors blend all by themselves with no brush strokes.  If you choose, you can pounce the sponge so that you see all the colors, or more of one color than the rest.

scarecrowtopper2I desired a more blended even basecoat, with a hint of flesh tone.  This time of year it takes twice as long to dry.  The air is moister and cooler, the pieces sometimes look dry but when you pick them up you sometimes smudge your paint.   I was able to get the face penciled on though before the end of the day.


Tomorrow after work, I will get the face painted on……… Cyn


About designbycyn

Sonoma County, California ceramic enthusiasts Cyn and Steven Gradek have worked in the clay medium since 1996. They had a retail store where they held classes and provided the essentials for fellow ceramic enthusiasts. The business evolved into producing for other retail outlets and artist. Which quickly grew and they closed the retail storefront and concentrated on the wholesale business. With their 3 children raised and on their own, they had time to pursue their own creativity. Cyn learned how to embroider from her Grandma Cirner at a young age. After that she found sewing, cross stitching, crocheting, well you get the jist, LOL. She hasn't met a craft that she hasn't liked. Blogging was suggested by her youngest daughter, Colleen. At first it was a battle to get her to try it, but eventually Cyn started to enjoy the exercise. The blog on Cyn's website designbycyn.com was limiting, so Colleen got her started with Wordpress. Hope you enjoy her Adventures with Creativity!
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