Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Not in Kansas...
I'm used to sculpting but not with the new materials and the new products provide unlimited creative opportunities.
Also, toaster ovens have gotten more accurate, temperature wise and convection ovens are available.
At Leah's suggestion, I got a convection oven. I'd never used one before but liked the concept.
I tried it out the other day with a 'practice' piece of clay. I carefully put my soft clay item on my piece of paper and a small feather and a tuft of dog hair (freshly clipped for the occasion), placed this in the convection oven and turned it on.
It looked like a tornado had touched ground in that oven. Things were whirling around like mad. Even the clay was bouncing! I turned it off and stillness reigned. It was truly a "Your're not in Kansas any longer, Dorothy!" moment.
Learned a lot with that little episode. Now I use glass rather than the traditional paper and I'll glue in the feathers and fur (mixed media items) after curing. Such fun! I'm experiencing a learning curve for now but will post some pictures when I have some finished items.
The Cheetah Bead necklace is the first thing I ever sold in a gallery.