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Shedding My Skin...Again


Curiosity guides my heart stronger then ever these days.
Pivoting once again and shedding my old skin for new.  I'm still exploring with my enamel mandalas but am now incorporating my photography.

The most difficult part is allowing the decal to dry overnight but since I don't do that it's not so hard.  LOL!!!
The base is white and I fire at 1450 Fahrenheit.
Same as above but this has more of a burned negative effect.  One can get some fabulous effects by being impatient.  The cracks is probably due to the coefficient of expansion in the enamel.  Still have lots to learn about this dark magic of vitreous enamel!

I also have a new studio mate.
Pema (Lotus in Tibetan) is a rescue and is fighting off some serious heart worms.  Regardless of her past and not feeling well, she still manages to give lots of love to whomever she encounters.  Pema really knows how to be at ease in muddy water just like the lotus and this is why she received the name Pema.  I have lots to learn from her.
Namaste
Kalaya

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  1. Now I'm fascinated to find out more about using photo decals! They look great. I've tried decals with torch firing but the results were a bit hit and miss. I need to try them in my kiln.
    Love Pema and her lovely tag :D
    Oh and I love the new look blog too.

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    1. Merci Tracy. Ohhhhh decals! It is some sort of weird magic going on there. I tried torch firing and also don't get great results but it can be done. Just got go at it slower and definitely need your decals to dry overnight. Once I turned to my kiln things got way better. I have to admit that you inspired me to change my blog look. I messed it all up earlier yesterday. Pema says, "Hi"! :)

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