Thursday, December 18, 2014

Anchors Away!


After a busy show season, I decided to play with something in my studio other than canvases.  I pulled out my stash of clay and formed some fun bowls and ornaments.

Here is one such bowl.  I stamped an anchor into the center.


I took my Deco Arts Media fluid acrylic paint in Cerulean blue and painted a light coat.



After it dried, I took the Deco Arts Antiquing Cream and rubbed it into the bowl.








Oooh I just love the look and feel it gave the bowl!

On the back/bottom of the bowl, I took the same color blue and used Carolyn Dube's Diamond Wave stencil from StencilGirl Products and some deli paper to create a lovely pattern.








I sealed the bowl with a high shine acrylic sealer and it's ready for gift giving.

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12 comments:

  1. How cool! Love the depth with the antiquing too! And great way to use a stencil with tissue paper!!

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    1. The Deco Arts antiquing cream is so perfect for that! :) Love the zip your stencil gives the bottom and sides of the bowl too!

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  2. Well...how cool is that!!! LOVE!!! and I love the idea to go do something different once in a while....great way to renew!

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    1. I know...right? I think it re-energizes the creative spirit! :)

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  3. What a great idea! What kind of clay did you use? The result is fabulous.

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    1. Thank you! It is air dry clay ~ no kiln here! :)

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  4. Oh Kirsten, I'm so bad about leaving comments, but I want you to know I read all of your posts, love your art and appreciate the time it takes you to photograph and post. I am a big fan. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and terrific New Year. Thanks for your inspiration all year long:)

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    1. Thank you so much! Means a lot to know people are really out there!! Merry Christmas to you too! :)

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  5. Love this! Such a fantastic gift idea... really beautiful!

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  6. Love the colors and effects you achieved here Kirsten!! And that high gloss was the perfect way to go!! Beauteous! ")

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