Wednesday, April 27, 2011
More Stress....hence more bowls
As we go thru re-organization at work, my stress level rises and rises - at this point I am hovering around the ceiling from all the rising (and yes Virginia, it is made of glass) - I come home and make Hope and Dream bowls (thank you Lo).
The bowl above was creamy white and smooth and chalky. Then I painted it blue and started drawing.
I like it, DH was a bit unsure, felt the shape wasn't perfect for the design, which I sort of agree with but I like the concept.
So I was going to make a small bowl, with a taper and do the same approach, but in the end I didn't.
I made a small bowl and used a used up light bulb for a mold. Worked great until I had to break the glass - what a mess, but I got all the glass out.
Then I sanded it, and painted it an ivory color and then...this is the secret part....I used matt gel in a thin layer, let it dry and then rubbed paint on it so that it all merged and looked good (to me at least). And of course, a gold inside.
I took pictures in my hand so you could see the size. DH immediately claimed it as his.
So I guess I'll just have to make some more......
Cute, it's sort of like a dinosaur egg don't you think?
Posted by Mim at 8:28 PM