Monday, February 6, 2012

CHAC Heart Show 2012

Here are my entries (donations) for the CHAC Heart show this year. I felt that since I am going to be the MC, I'd better set a good example with my support of the show.

Polymer clay octopus attacking heart painted with a sailing ship.

I have been making a Hen and Rooster heart(s) every year for the last 7 years, so I had to include these.
I cut a laptop mother board and used the keys to create a cute robot message.

I have been enjoying the game Angry Birds and know a lot of my friends are too, so I made these tributes the last day before the hearts were due. I think they turned out well. I got a lot of compliments on them.

I found a couple heart shaped glass vases, so I embellished them with a little sandblasting.
Looking forward to seeing the other hearts that are going to be there.

Other painted glass pieces

I am enjoying the painted glass look. I added it to some pieces other than pendants and liked the results.

This first plate broke in its second kilning. It went back in a third time to fuse it back together, but didn't come all the way back together, so I thought it would be a good practice piece with the paint. I think it looks good. I learned some things with blending the paint and layering. Because it didn't get back up to a full fuse, the paints still had a dull finish to them - even though it is securely fused to the glass. The lesson learned is that the paint is essentially a glass glaze and needs to go up to a full fuse in order to have the shine of glass.

The cardinal plate was some orange/green swirl glass that I lost track of the COE (meaning I couldn't mix it with other glass), so I fused it to itself after using some paint to enhance the natural bird design that occurred with the orange. I gave this piece to my mother for Christmas 2011. She likes cardinals.