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Finally, It's Almost Friday!

I've been working on a few things for you but first things first. 
Aren't you wondering how Fire Spirit turned out?

Below is the enameling process. I sifted with a 100 mesh sifter. All enamels are Thompson Enamels and firing was done in Wall-E, kiln's name, at 1500 degrees F for about 1 minute and 15 seconds. All kiln's are different. Wall-E likes to get things done fast and furious. I'm only going to enamel the top piece. The bottom piece will be left alone to allow fire scale to form at will. I removed excess enamel from the bottom piece after each sift with a paint brush.

1. Sifted 1996-Black and 1850-Pumpkin. Fire. Rinse

2. Sifted 1870-Orient Red. Fired once more and thought to myself...why are you doing it this way?  I should of been layering the enamels. Ohhhh how I forgets how to do things. Rinse.

3. Sifted some 1820-yellow, 1870-Orient Red on top of that. Then I removed some of the enamel here and there with a paint brush, letting the Fire spirits guide me. Fired again.  

5.   Rinse AGAIN. Wow! This is getting redundant.

6. Patinated bottom piece on both sides. Used a brass brush to give it that slight shininess. Sealed with museum wax and...

6. Tada!  Fire Spirit

That was my journey last weekend. I wonder what's in store for this weekend. 

Hmm...paper art? You betcha!



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