The summer did provide two new things to put in the creative tool box. Zentangles and Gelli Plates!
My daughter and I started learning the Zentangle method and yesterday we took a class using the Gelli Plate. We came home with two tiny books of papers we painted with the Gelli Plate. I'll show those to you soon. We both decided to use them for Zentangles. We tend to do that sometimes, get the same idea independently of each other! It's fun when it happens. But, today I have something different to share.
My dear, dear husband bought me a Speed Fire mini kiln for metal clay firing and I finally started working with some CopperClay. I love metal clay. It's magical to me that you begin with clay and end up with metal! I had worked with PMC3 and BronzeClay before but never copper. Well, along with the kiln he provided me with a package of CopperClay. Here are my first pieces.
I found that CopperClay is easy to work with and the firing went well. I used a floral border stamp as a texture plate and cut the strip of clay into rectangles. I wanted a neutral combination so I chose some 10mm black fire polished beads from the stash to use with the copper. I'm pleased with the results of my first attempt at using my own kiln.
That is my first entry back into the creative world I love so much! I want to thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful week!