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  • Line

    Marie, thanks for sharing your process. I too, use the jetstamp stamp for signing my pieces. I love the product, best money I spent. I’m curious about using the white clay to accent the colors on the cat’s face. Was the face already baked when you did that? It’s funny, I’m using white to accent the faces I’ve been painting on fabric too. Betsy is an all American doll.

    July 02, 2014
  • She is just fabulous! Your design ideas and attention to detail continue to amaze me.

    July 02, 2014
  • Hi Line,

    The face was baked when I added the white.

    I build my cats up in a couple of layers. I created the “skull” shape with a thin neck on a tooth pick in junk white clay and then shape a white torso onto it bake again.

    Then I start building the shape of the cat with the colored clay. I usually blend the white into some raw orange so that I can feather the edges.

    I bake most sculpts 5-6 times before they are done 🙂

    July 02, 2014
    • Line

      I usually multiple bake my faces and heads too. Sometimes it makes life so much easier. Especially the eyes, otherwise they get all wonky. With the bowls though, I’m trying to get my process down to a couple of bakes or just one if I can. Especially if there is translucent in the mix. I find it changes color with each bake.

      July 02, 2014
  • Lovely piece and really enjoying reading about the inspiration and process. KUDOS on win. Very creative use of your JetStamps makers mark!

    July 21, 2014

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