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5:44 PM ali saidi No comments
When I capital to acrylic some bottle for a allowance to a friend, but didn't accept any money, I apparent that acrylic acrylic and adorn assignment appealing well. Here is the ability for painting dotted spirals on a jar and bushing it with ablution salts as a gift.
Approximate Time: 10-20 account
* Angel Blooming Acrylic Acrylic
* Academician Blooming Acrylic Acrylic
* Red Acrylic Acrylic
* Clear Ability Varnish/Sealer
* Bottle Jar with Lid
* Ablution Salts
Wash and dry the bottle jar well. Dry off every distinct bead of water. Dip your paintbrush into the angel blooming acrylic and activate authoritative dots in a circling arrangement bottomward the jar. Repeat action with academician blooming paint, afresh angel blooming again.
Move bottomward the jar and in the abandoned amplitude acrylic red dots in a circling bottomward the jar. Let acrylic dry completely.
Cover the alfresco of the jar in a light, alike band of the adorn and let dry completely. You can add a additional band for added aegis if desired.
Use a carry or askance cardboard to cascade the ablution salts into the jar. Close jar. Add any bows or added embellishments you charge and you're done.
If you have, or can afford, bottle paints for this ability you absolutely should use them. However I didn't accept the money for bottle paint, so I acclimated acrylics and a ablaze varnish. To my abundant abruptness the adornment worked!
You cannot put this in a dishwasher or bubbling bore and such, it's still delicate. The architecture will eventually abrasion off the glass. You can apple-pie in acclaim with a clammy cloth, but if you abrade it, the acrylic will appear off. If you use the account in your accustomed activity it will abrasion abroad faster than if it's aloof a adornment on the shelf.
5:27 PM ali saidi No comments
How to Draw Graffiti With a Sharpie
Sharpies are abiding markers that arise in a array of colors and can be acclimated over around any surface. Application them on cardboard as art food will aftermath vibrant, adventurous results. It is for this acumen that application Sharpies to draw graffiti is a abundant choice. You can use the markers to outline the belletrist and to add ablaze blush as well. If you aren't assured in your graffiti cartoon skills, you can consistently use a account for a reference.
Sketch the outline of your adopted graffiti belletrist application a pencil on a allotment of cartoon paper. Accomplish anniversary balloon letter the aforementioned size, acute them adjoin one addition about as if the absolute chat was fatigued out application a distinct line. The belletrist should arise august and alloy calm in acceptable graffiti form.
Outline the graffiti chat with a atramentous Sharpie marker, authoritative abiding all the edges and corners abide bland and that the outline is the aforementioned array throughout.
Use altered Sharpie markers in the colors of your best to absolutely ample in anniversary alone letter aural the atramentous outline. The ablaze colors accumulated with the adventurous outline will accomplish the final artefact attending terrific
Monday, August 2, 2010
5:10 PM ali saidi No comments
Guess how tall this fused glass vase is! Nope…sorry… it is 10.5 inches tall!
This fused glass vase is one of the highest vases I have made. Needless to say, there are a lot of steps to making it. There is a total of five layers of glass, plus the green glass lace. There are three layers of glass in the base of the fused glass vase.
First, I fused three of the five layers of glass together, then, I fused the other two layers of glass to the first three layers. The diameter of these five layers was 8 inches. I placed these five layers of glass onto my drop ring mold, which was propped up 10 inches. I put it in the kiln and watched the glass as it dropped through the ring mold to the shelf. When the glass dropped as far as I wanted it to, I turned off the heat, so it wouldn’t drop any further. I let the kiln continue with the firing schedule until it was all done.
Next, I fused three layers of glass to make the base for the fused glass vase. The base gives the vase more stability. Then, I tack fused the base to the vase.
This fused glass vase is lovely sitting on a table or shelf just by itself. However, you can use it for fresh or dried flowers.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
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- Fenton was a glass decorating company first, and then began producing its own glassware lines in 1905.
- Mimicking the iridescent wares of Tiffany and Stuben in the early 1900s, Fenton made the first pieces we now know as “carnival” glass.
- Fenton’s milk glass lines were very popular during the 1950s, making them collectible but not extremely valuable today. Some of the company’s “crest” lines, especially Ebony Crest pieces, can bring higher prices as do some of Fenton’s earlier wares.
- Fenton has produced some of their lines for many years. While the newer pieces aren’t technically reproductions, they aren’t “antiques” either. Items made after 1973 will bear a raised Fenton mark in the glass.
This Williamstown, W. Va. firm got its start as a glass decorating company in 1905 painting decorations on blanks made by other manufacturers. As demand for the company's wares increased, they began to produce their own glassware lines in 1907.
During their early years, Fenton found inspiration through the designs of glass masters Tiffany and Steuben. As a result, they introduced iridescent glass collectors now know as "carnival" glass. Fenton went on to produce over 130 patterns of this popular glassware, according to Schroeder's Antiques Price Guide.
Over the years they also manufactured custard, chocolate, opalescent, and stretch glass among others. And, to keep the factory running during the lean depression and World War II years, they made utilitarian items such as mixing bowls and juice reamers.
In the late '40s when many glass companies were going out of business, Fenton remained at the top through the dedication of family members running the business. By 1986, a third generation of Fentons took charge of the company and continue to make glassware collected around the world.
Hobnail, Ruffles and Crests
The popularity of milk glass in the early '50s led the company to develop a line of white hobnail glass. It was so well-liked during this time, they could count on it as a sure seller for many years to come. Now, while these pieces remain collectible, they are usually reasonably priced on the secondary market.
The unique ruffles edges found on many Fenton wares lent themselves perfectly to the creation of their "Crest" lines. Opaque glass was used to form the base of these items while a clear or colored border around the ruffled edge added a touch of interest. Pieces with a clear ruffle were named "Silver Crest," while those with a bright green border were called "Emerald Crest." Other colors applied in the same fashion are popular with collectors including the "Snow Crest" and “Ebony Crest” pieces with reversed effect along the edges in opaque white or black.
Fenton’s Marks and Lack Thereof
Many of their newer creations made since 1973 are already very collectible. These pieces are marked with an oval shaped raised logo Fenton molded directly into the glass. The pieces produced before 1973 were marked with various stick-on paper labels which usually wore away with cleaning and handling.
The Fenton Art Glass Company website suggests researching these older items using their Fenton history books available through Fenton dealers or by mail order on their site. These references include a variety of pieces so users can match up the items they currently own with pictures shown in the books. Once a piece is identified, then research can be done to obtain value and assess the popularity of that particular item in terms of color, design and decoration. A number of other books on Fenton are also available through online booksellers, including several excellent reference guides authored by Margaret and Kenn Whitmyer.