Thursday, 7 October 2010

Going Round the Bend

Today I wanted to show that stamping curved surfaces is not too difficult using Cling-mounted stamps. Looking through our catalogue of pottery shapes, one item that really stood out for it’s curves was the Terramundi money box.

Terramundi pots have a history and tradition behind them, it is considered unlucky to break Terramundi pots before they are full so that you are unlikely to give in to temptation. If, on the other hand, you keep your Terramundi pots intact until the final coin goes in then the belief is that they will bring you luck.

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I base coated the Terramundi with Americana Desert Turquoise. Once dry I began to dry brush with Turquoise Blue and Spa blue, I wanted to bring out the natural texture of the pottery using this method.

This close-up picture shows the dry brush effect.

Next I sealed the acrylic background with Americana Matte spray sealer before stamping the flowers with Midnight Black Versamagic Archival chalk pigment ink. If a mistake is made while stamping, the ink will easily wipe off the surface with a damp sponge.

Americana Titanium White was then dry brushed onto the petals. Detail was added using Decoart Glorious Gold dazzling metallic’s and the Terramundi was given a final coat of matte sealer to finish.

The tag was made from stamped earthenware clay, it was then decorated with Americana Dazzling Metallics and Glass Stains.

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