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In Topic: Found New Textured Paper!

Yesterday, 08:01 PM

What is this paper? where do you source it?

Hope there ois similar in OZ.

Initially thought you had found some old wallpaper, or is it the wallpaper that you then paint?/

Love your stuff.

Babs, I found some on Papermojo.com and fineartstore.com   Not sure if they ship to down under.....but I have had that same idea about heavily textured wallpaper.  It has a similar feel.  Perhaps we should be checking with wallpaper people? Find out when they are getting new sample books?



In Topic: Mixed My A First Batch Of Glaze

Yesterday, 05:55 PM

Yay! Terry!!!  You will pass with flying colors....or at least white! 



In Topic: Found New Textured Paper!

Yesterday, 05:52 PM

thanks, roberta.  i did not know about shellac, and do not have any.  will get some because another 2 sheets are on their way and i hope to use them also.


got a new can of fixative to spray this paper.  the old one came from the 1990s and it just ran out.  the new one was hard to use, holding the button down was not easy for such a large paper but it is done.  and i can roll it through the slab roller.  learned this from a fabulous potter whose work was on the cover of one of the ceramics monthly editions, Ellen Currans from Oregon.  she made actual DISHES!  and the cover photo showed them inside a DISH DRAINER!   HERESY!  never on the cover of such a sophisticated  ART magazine!!  it showed actually USING something instead of keeping it on display and was a shock!!!!  their readers are ARTISTS!


the shape was folded over a glass vase. the smaller pieces folded around a wooden form that my local fine woodworking shop made for me.  i will do some tall ones around the wooden form also.   

Old Lady, I have not heard of fixative.  What is its purpose?  To keep the clay from sticking to the shellacked paper, I use cornstarch.  Is that what fixative is for?  That was a bold move by that magazine!  :rolleyes:



In Topic: Found New Textured Paper!

Yesterday, 09:13 AM

Those are beautiful Old Lady!  I like how you squared the forms.  I was taught to put shellac on both sides of the texture paper, let dry, and it is good for infinity and beyond!  I even roll it through the slab roller. 



In Topic: Chip Card Readers. How Do You Like Yours So Far?

24 July 2016 - 04:11 PM

Old Lady, Like Mea and Mark said, it really can make the difference in sales.  Yes, if you borrow a phone, and you have signed up Square, you could do that!!  It is rather straight forward.  My only complaint are the issues we are all having with the newest technology.  But I am certain that Square and others know that.  They want our 2.75%!  They will work out the bugs!