September 22, 2023


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Holiday Creations Art Elements Blog Hop

Holiday Creations Art Elements Blog Hop

About the time I learned the concept for this month’s Artwork Features blog site hop: Vacation Creations, I was preparing to make a established of kitty cat themed ornaments for a tree for our growing older cat.  We have a new glassed in entrance porch and believed it would be a excellent way to beautify it for the Holiday seasons.  And for ceramic ornaments, it would be safe from the factors.

For the final handful of a long time we have been getting an outside tree instead on a person inside of.  We have it out on the deck and adorn it with brightly coloured netted chook treats.  It is so enjoyable viewing the birds flutter all-around the tree and peck at these “property baked” goodies of birdseed and peanut butter.  So this calendar year we have 2 Christmas trees.
For our kitty cat tree, I made use of cat shaped cutters to lower out the decorations.

They seemed really large at initial but my clay shrinks about 11 % so they seemed substantially improved when they were being bisque fired.
I applied two approaches to deliver my cat decorations to lifestyle.  For some I silk screened on cat drawings (Mayco silkscreens) bisqued them and then extra colour

 and for many others I did some drawing into the clay.  They dried truly promptly so by the time I got to them to scratch  in some strains, the incisions were not really deep.  To make improvements to them I applied a black underglaze and then wiped it off, bisque fired them

and then hand painted on glazes and fired all those to cone 5 ( earlier mentioned 2100 levels F)

Ultimately I decorated the tree.  

 My kitty cat Christmas Tree

Our cat who encouraged me

Thank you for joining me on this Art Things website hop currently.  I had these types of enjoyment making these ornaments and decorating the tree.  We delight in it just about every time we phase onto our porch.

The record of web site hop contributors is beneath.  I hope you will take a look at all of them and get pleasure from their Vacation Creations.

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