Posted 10 August 2010 - 02:11 PM
way around I never end up in the right place. More like a wavy line instead of straight. Thought about shining a laser pen on my pot and working in
a level circle around, but a level lasers cost $$$. Any good tips would be helpful. Thanks in advance!
Posted 11 August 2010 - 11:03 AM
Then make your first stamp ... turn the wheel and make your second directly across from it ...
make the next stamps halfway between those two marks and go on from there with stamps
evenly spaced ... Lightly rub out any of the original needle tool line that still shows.
Is this any help?
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Posted 11 August 2010 - 11:06 AM
Posted 17 August 2010 - 11:25 PM
Thank you! Yes, this does seem to work.
Looks like you found a good method yourself I actually like to use one of those inexpensive coordinate lasers one can get at Home Depot for hanging stuff on walls for about $20, gives me a horizontal and a vertical line I can put anywhere. That combined with a graduated disk allows me to make exactly dimensioned repeating designs. There is an old saying that 'When the student is ready the master appears" sometimes the master is within.
Posted 17 March 2015 - 09:13 PM
Vegetable dye sold for cakes is the perfect stuff for marking clay. Use a fine liner brush held horizontally while the pot is still on the wheel. I also have a bat marked with circles and different divisions radiating from the same centre point as the circles. This allows the piece to be divided into even sections. Especially if the divisions are marked on the bat on which you are throwing.
Posted 17 March 2015 - 09:57 PM
Posted 18 March 2015 - 02:52 AM
However aesthetically, odd numbers can be more pleasing (gardeners will say planting is better in odd numbers). To help me divide bowls up for decorating I bought MKM's decorating discs - a set of two sturdy flexible transparent sheets. Each Decorating Disk has its own even or odd segemented divisions - designed to simplify and speed up the process of doing symmetrical decoration on any form. I bought the small set - 4" diameter. Love them!
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Posted 18 March 2015 - 07:20 AM
I had this happen recently. I used food coloring, thinned with water, and a fine liner brush. I put the pot on a wheel and started it. The brush held enough "ink" to mark around the pot( tumbler) twice before I had to reload it.
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