Monday, October 4, 2010
wipe on wipe off
I have the first application of underglaze and oxide stains on Porcelain Hands. The terra sigillata makes a polished surface that allows a subtle wash of stains. It is put on quickly and sponged off leaving darker areas in the any areas the terra sigillata did not cover. I didn't layer as much terra sigillata on this piece resulting in a tan color. With a red iron oxide stain it deepens the color so it isn't so flat. The stain is 1 tablespoon of red iron oxide, 1 teaspoon of Frit 3134 and 1/2 cup-1cup of water. I brush it on then wipe off with a sponge. It stains the terra sigillata a pale pink. As I multi-fire pieces until I like the colors, I sometimes have to reapply the stains. Wipe on, wipe off.
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