Wednesday, November 10, 2010

What I did this Morning

Last month I won a giveaway of bisque items from Bisque Bead Supply
Bisque is the term given to ceramic that has been fired once, and is ready to be glazed with many choices of glazes.  Once glazed you need to fire again and they come out all shiny like these beads above, aren't they pretty just like that?

These beads I decided to do a third firing
because I wanted to add decals for the decoration part of the design.  I printed my own decals on special paper.  Sooo, this morning I printed the decals at 4 am... couldn't sleep so might as well get going right?  and after a walk this morning I applied the decals to the fired pieces.  The picture to the right shows the pieces with the decal that will be attached to that piece, it has the white backing paper that will be removed after the decal is immersed in water, the water loosens up the decal from the paper and when ready I will set on piece and slide the  paper off.  Dry the decal and remove any wrinkles once set on bead.

   And this is what they look like once the decal has been attached to the piece.  I will let dry overnight and do the firing probably tomorrow.

So Stay tuned to see the results in two days or so.
let me know if you have any questions about decals.


Natalie -- NKP Designs said...

Those are going to be SO pretty! Can't wait to see the results!

Gerry said...

OMG....can't wait to see these....they are gonna be awesome!!!!

Linda Starr said...

Oh Yolanda, these are beautiful, love the colors too, is this that nara 5 clay? look so creamy and crisp.

Yolanda M. said...

Thank you ladies I will keep my fingers crossed that they all come out well from firing.... eeek!

Linda, I got these from Marla, and she says it's a cone 6 Porcelain, they are made from slip that's why they are so creamy looking.