Rev. Karin Conover-Lewis wrote
>Gee, I even misspelled "elaborate," yet you replied
Hey, I'm not OCD about *other* people's spelling, just
my own. ;)
> I had always wondered what the pro's
>do with the unusable bits on the ends, and now I
Wayellll? Not exactly a pro.... I've sold my work but,
right now, I'm in the process of getting back to
claying and painting, and maybe I'll be a pro, again,
one of these days. I keep making a stab at it, and
then we move, and I've got to start all over, again. I
got really discouraged at that, and gave up art
entirely for the last year or so... the message boards
here and at Delphi have gotten me going, again.
I just found another favorite use for "mud".....making
Take a look at:
http://www.homestead.com/ziggybeth/bubble.html and if
Homestead isn't acting up, again, you can see that
"mud" makes some pretty neat bottles. This is one of
the "Step-by-step" instruction pages I'm adding to my
site. There's also a picture of what's left of my
mudpile at "~ziggybeth/poly.html" - it's being
depleted, rapidly these days.
>Do you attempt to blend it, or do you leave it with
streaks and "veins?"
>Don't imagine that blending it to a uniform colour
would be very
<G> No, it isn't. Sometimes, I need a smooth grey or
tan, in which case I do blend it well, but, I like the
marbled/mottled look, even if it's going to be inside
a bead. If the bead ever breaks, the owner can say,
"Oh, look, this is cool on the inside, too!" LOL!
Got the sillies, today...